Sherie Byrd, 49 year old Woodward resident, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Mabra, Reverend Daniel Sweet, and C.J. Sober officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Sherie Diann (Perrin) Byrd was born on July 6, 1967 in Woodward, Oklahoma to Jay Bennit and Linda Eulane (Scott) Perrin. Sherie attended Woodward schools and graduated from Woodward High School in 1985. She attended college at Northwestern Oklahoma State University before transferring to the University of Oklahoma.
She was united in marriage to Richard Lee Byrd on April 2, 1988 in San Diego, California.
They made their first home in California. Sherie stayed at home with her children while living in California and she received her degree in Medical Billing from America University. The family moved back to Woodward in 2001 to be near her family. Sherie went to work for Mutual of Omaha and continued working there until they closed. She went to work for the Northwest Domestic Crisis Center and she loved that job. Sherie was very proud of the fact that she received her Masters Degree in Social Work. She helped so many people and felt like the girls she worked with were her family.
She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Sherie loved her family, especially her grandbabies, who she loved dearly. She will be missed by everyone. The boys friend's always referred to her as "Mama Byrd".
Sherie is survived by her husband Richard Byrd of the home; her parents, Jay and Linda Perrin of Woodward; children: Anthony Byrd and wife Patricia of Mooreland, Chase Byrd and fiancee Miranda of Woodward, Shelby Byrd of Enid; Brandon Byrd of Woodward, Shanna Byrd of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Alex Byrd, William Byrd, Benjamin and Abigail Byrd, and Zayleigh Byrd; two brothers: Scott Perrin and wife Christi of Bethany, Chris Perrin and wife Trinity of Guthrie; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford and Betty Scott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Domestic Crisis Center with the funeral home accepting the contributions on behalf of the family.
Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on January 30, 2017