Geneva Lee Burton Akin Byrd, 91, of Monticello, passed away on September 14, 2016 at the Woods Nursing and Rehab Facility in Monticello.
She worked at Commercial Bank in Monticello for 20 years. After retiring, she continued working at the bank for an additional seven years as the coordinator for the travel club. She was proud to have had the opportunity to visit all the continental states with the exception of Wisconsin and visiting Hawaii on four separate occasions.
Mrs. Byrd was an active member of the Drew Memorial Hospital and served as treasurer for ten years. She and her husband Benson were recognized as Billie Boosters because of their strong support of the Monticello School District athletic program. Her greatest delight in life was her family, her friends and her flowers. Throughout her long illness, a smile was always on her face and she continued to touch the lives of others.
Mrs. Byrd was born on February 11, 1925 in Monticello and was the daughter of the late Floyd and Blanche Webb Burton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Floyd Akin and Benson Byrd; a daughter, Barbara Akin Haisty; a son, Jerry Don Akin; and three brothers, Ronald, Reginald and Bobby Ray Burton.
Survivors include a sister, Beverly Burton Linn of St. Maries, Idaho; a stepson, Don Byrd and wife Linda of Clarksville; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Byrd Jeffers and husband Bill of Hampton; her grandchildren, Vickie Norris and husband Sam of Monticello, Laura Akin Strickland and husband Paul of Benton, Melissa Haisty Johnston and husband Mitchell of Little Rock; Carrie Akin Williams and husband, Chris of Bryant, Jon Byrd of Burleson, Texas, Leanne Colvin of Russellville and Jason Jeffers of Hampton; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley Tiner Weast and husband Chris of Monticello, Katie and Chloe Strickland of Benton, Andrew, AnnaKay and Brooks Johnston of Little Rock, Ella and Cole Williams of Bryant and Hannah Colvin of Russellville; one great-great granddaughter, Anniston Weast of Monticello; one daughter-in-law, Belinda Akin of Monticello and one son-in law, Barry Haisty of Monticello and other loved ones and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 16 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour preceding the service at the funeral home.