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September 1, 2022

Sue “Tootsie” Baker Byers, 91, of Covington, Virginia, sadly left us on September 1, 2022. She was able to say goodbye to her family and loved ones before passing peacefully. She was born June 9, 1931, at the family home in Covington, Virginia, the daughter of Lucille Knighton Baker. Sue is survived by her first cousins Carroll Smith, Gordon Shoemaker, Robert Knighton, Nancy Simmons, Susan Curtis, Vicki Callear, Bert Knighton, and many loving family members and friends including her Yorkshire Terrier, Lucie. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Byers, and their son, Richard Byers. Sue worked as a bank teller with the First National Exchange Bank, then with Wachovia Bank. Sue was a member of Mallow Presbyterian Church, where she was highly involved with the congregation. She was a children’s Sunday school teacher, a choir member, a President of the Presbyterian Women, a Bible Moderator of the Women’s Circle, and a mentor to many members of the Mallow congregation, sharing her kind heart and friendly smile with everybody. Sue and Bill were original season ticket holders for the Covington Astros (minor league baseball) and they enjoyed going to most, if not all, of their home games in Covington. She loved working alongside her mother with the canning, freezing, and shelling of vegetables from the garden. In her younger days, she enjoyed living in Virginia Beach with the family of her aunt, Claudine Shoemaker. She recently moved to senior living at the Commonwealth in Norfolk, Virginia. Although her time there was brief, she quickly made wonderful friends and radiated a positive and happy attitude at every moment. She was renowned for her daily (FAST) walks around the building and for participating in EVERY activity offered. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 2 p.m., at Mallow Presbyterian Church in Covington Virginia, with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Her cremains will be interred with her mother, Lucille Knighton Baker, at Cedar Hill Cemetery after the memorial service. A reception will be held at Mallow Presbyterian Church after all ceremonies. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made in Mrs. Byers' name to the Mallow Presbyterian Church, 2004 Mallow Road, Covington, VA 24426.
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Cedar Hill Cemetery

1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington, VA 24426

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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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