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Tuesday May 17th, 2022

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Jesse H. Byrd, Jr.

Jesse H. Byrd, Jr., 88, of Fayetteville, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022.

He was born in Erwin, NC on February 19, 1934, to the late Catherine and Jesse H. Byrd, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Irene.

Jesse is a retired CPA with Haigh, Byrd, and Lambert, LLP.  He was proud to serve on multiple charitable boards. 

Left to cherish Jesse’s memory is his sister, Cathy Hedgpeth and husband Joe; daughters, Pam Clark and husband George, Susan Tollefsen; grandchildren, Thompson Clark and wife Brooke, Jessica Stewart and husband Andrew; great grandchildren, Lyle Stewart, Eliza Clark, and Clark Stewart; nieces, Cathy Anderson and Christy Hedgpeth; great niece, Catherine Ann Anderson; and great nephew, Jack Anderson.

A graveside service is planned for 11am on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Lafayette Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to First Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Community Foundation, Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation, or Cape Fear Hospice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.sullivanshighland.com.

Arrangements are being handled by Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.


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Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Jesse was a dear friend to many & will always be remembered for his generosity & expertise in accounting. Prayers & blessings for your family.

Billy Bill Grading Co. May 17 2022 11:40 AM

Cathy and Joe, My heart goes out to you in your family,s loss. May the many memories of all your time together sustain you through this sad time and as time passes. He was a real treasure to his community. Love you all. Donna

Donna Whitman May 17 2022 10:55 AM

We had many wonderful times with Jesse and Irene. He will be missed. Kent and Judy Webb

Kent Webb May 16 2022 6:08 PM

Jesse's passing leave a void in the Cape Fear Valley foundation, the friends of the Cancer center and all the other organizations that he supported and was an integral part of in our community. Jesse was a true gentleman and a caring, loving and charitable person. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.

Lyn and Michael Green May 16 2022 12:29 PM

I offer my sincere condolences on Jesse's passing.

Robert J. Mezera May 15 2022 1:44 PM

We send our sincere condolences to the entire Byrd family. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

Sue Hunter, Rob Hunter, Bruce & Jill Dale May 15 2022 9:21 AM

My Deepest Sympathy.

Bengie M Hair May 15 2022 12:00 AM