Vicky McKinney Byrd, age 54, of Barney McKinney Road in Spruce Pine, died Monday, May 13, 2019 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.

Born on April 29, 1965 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Barney and Arlene Sparks McKinney.

Vicky attended, The Ark church in Spruce Pine. She spent every day of her life worshipping the Lord. She loved spending time with her family and particularly her son, Ryan. She enjoyed mowing and working in her yard. She loved her pets and playing golf in her spare time.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of thirty-four years, Raymond Byrd of Spruce Pine; her son, Ryan Byrd of Spruce Pine; her brother, Keith McKinney and wife, Mary of Spruce Pine; and several cousins.

A service to celebrate the life of Vicky Byrd will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Western Carolina Church with the Rev’s. Chris Davis and Mike Thomas officiating. Following the service the family will meet and greet family and friends in the church fellowship hall.

The family would like to extend a ‘Special Thank You’ to the oncology unit, the staff of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine and Dr. Kimberly Blackwell for their wonderful care of Vicky during her illness.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to; American Cancer Society.

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