Julia Janelle Neal Byrd

Janelle Neal Byrd, 76, of Killeen, died Dec. 4, 2016, at her home.

Graveside services were held Thursday at Killeen City Cemetery with the Rev. Weldon Hicks officiating.

She was born Jan. 17, 1940, in Hamilton to Mark and Ola Beatrice Neal. She attended Avenue D Elementary School and Killeen High School. She married Ronnie Byrd on Aug. 28, 1958. She was a member of the First Trimmier Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Loren Lee Neal; and sisters, Myrna Mae Neal and Loyce Lorrain Kuehnle.

Survivors include her sons, Billy of Gatesville, Blake of Waco and Greg of Killeen; sisters, Wilma Johnson of Waco, Clota Cates of Cash, OK, Ann Fogle of Harker Heights and Nancy Schroyer of Cleburne; brother, Billy Neal of Hamilton, Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request a memorial in Janelle’s name be made to the First Trimmier Baptist Church, 6405 Chaparrel Road, Killeen, Texas 76542.

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