Audrey Pearce Byrum

Audrey Pearce Byrum

Suffolk, VA
06.09.1931 - 09.06.2018

Audrey Pearce Byrum, 87, went to be with the Lord on September 6, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Sarah Bunch and Edgar L. Pearce Sr. and was predeceased by her husband William Vandie Byrum, Jr.

Audrey was a member of West End Baptist Church and the Virginia Teachers Association. She was a Home Economics Teacher for the Suffolk Public City Schools for 25 years.

She is survived by her daughters Carole E. Pearce and partner Susan DelPonte of State College, PA, Brenda B. Rickman and husband Frank of Franklin, VA, Wanda B. Clark and husband Jim of Windsor VA; son Frank Byrum and wife Christine deTriquet of Suffolk; grandchildren Paula Connor (Jay), Kelly Frazier (Aaron), Julie Enriquez (Daryl), Rob Rickman (Andrea), Billy Rickman, Jonathan Clark (Becky), Justin Clark (Christina), and  Mallory Chappell (Charlie); great grand children Madeline and Caleb Frazier, Kenny Enriquez, Emma and Mia Rickman, Ava Clark, Liam Clark, and CJ Chappell; sister Anne and Marvin Crenshaw; brother Lin Pearce and wife Mary; and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3 PM in Beaver Hill Cemetery, in Edenton NC by the Rev. David Dillon. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St Suffolk on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 7 to 8 PM. Memorial donations may be made to West End Baptist Church, 105 St. James Ave, Suffolk VA 23434 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive #102, Norfolk VA 23502. Condolences may be registered at

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Beaver Hill Cemetery
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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Growing up just a few homes down from Audrey and family, we knew we were always welcome in her home. Audrey and my mother were good friends and I always enjoyed the walks down to visit. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Terri (Davis) Groenestyn

Our thoughts and prayers for the family of Mrs. Byrum. I remember her not only as a Home Ec. teacher but also as a member of the WMU at West End. She was always so gracious and wanted to make sure all the ladies were comfortable during our missionary meetings/dinners. She and Vandie raised a nice family and I know they made their parents proud! Children, you were so blessed with your parents as they were blessed to have such a nice family!

Billy & Mollie Moore

Brenda, Wanda, Jonathan, and families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother, grandmother, was a very sweet lady. I know you will miss her, but you have many happy memories to comfort you in the days to come. May you be comforted knowing that she is at peace.

Susan Simpkins

I have known Carole and Brenda like forever. Send my sincere condolences to the entire Byrum family at this time.

Betty Jo Boone English

Wanda-I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Had lost track of her over the years, but I still have fond memories of her in our Home Economics class.

Mary Cofield Anderson

I remember Mrs. Byrum was my home ec teacher who taught me alot. I still have the same recipe box filled with recipes of her choice. I kept it all of these years. She was always so nice to my friend Stephanie and I. I learned to sew and have now passed it on to my daughter whom inspires herself to become a fashion designer.

In all actuality Mrs Byrum is responsible for my daughter upcoming success.

Rest in heaven until we meet again!

Sincerely with condolences to the family

Patrina Newby

When someone you love becomes a memory, they become a treasure in your heart forever. God's word assures us that death is not the end. Your family can look forward to the wonderful prospect of the resurrection promise held out to us at John 5:28, 29. May this prospect be a source of comfort to your family.


My deepest sympathies to your family, may the God of comfort give your family the peace to endure the pain and the sorrow, Isaiah 25: 8 JW.ORG

Tonya King

Wanda, Jimmy and Family.

I am so sorry, I just found out. I am sure your Mom is at peace now as she has been fighting long and hard.

Please know that we are just a phone call away if there is anything we can do.

Love Skip & Wanda

Skip & Wanda Collins

Paula and Jay,

Al and I are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for you both. Please let us know if you need anything.

With Love,

Lynda & Al Lopez

Sorry to hear of the passing of one the special teachers of Forest Glen High School. Prayers for all of her family.

Nancy Carr Greene

Very sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. A wonderful lady who was always so nice to my husband and me..never forget one day she drove up in my yard and unloaded a bushel of sweet potatoes..insisted no pay..That’s the kind of sweet lady she prayers are with you all..

Shirley Bryant

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.  For additional comfort please visit this website:….


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