Bertha Mayrene Byers Smith

Published 8:33 am Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bertha Mayrene Byers Smith, 75, of Winston-Salem, died on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018= following an extended illness.   

She was born March 28, 1941, in Iredell County, daughter of the late Oliver Orlando Byers and Sadie Ijames Byers.  She moved to Akron, Ohio with her family, where the majority of her life was spent. She was educated in Ohio, and worked as a certified nurse assistant.  Mayrene loved the Lord, and was a dedicated member of Spiritual Way 7th Day Church.

She was also preceded in death by: a daughter, Lisa Russell; 3 sisters, Margie Dixon, Leona Wilson, and Verlene Gardner.

Survivors: 2 sons, David (Debra) Smith of Kansas City, Mo., and Ernest (Camryn) Smith of Durham; a son-in-law, Larry Russell of Mississippi; a special aunt, Lucille Ijames of Mocksville; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Carson Byers and Aaron Byers.

A service of remembrance was held Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Graham Funeral Home. Burial followed in Palmetto Church Cemetery in Mocksville. The family received friends at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service.