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Kate Tisdale Byrd

February 18, 1929 July 5, 2019
Kate Tisdale Byrd
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Obituary for Kate Tisdale Byrd

On July 5, 2019, Kate Tisdale Byrd of Beulah, Florida, passed to her eternal peace. Born on February 18, 1929, to Oscar O. Tisdale and Ruth Brewton Tisdale in Bluff Springs, Florida, she grew up with her three brothers Earl Tisdale, Olin Tisdale, and Wayne Tisdale. After graduating from Century High School she attended and graduated from the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Pensacola, Florida. Later she would receive her ARNP certification. Her career included work with the Escambia County Health Department Visiting Nurses Association; becoming the very first Director of Nursing at Haven of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home; serving as Director of Nursing Escambia County Nursing Home; and assuming the position of Nurse Practitioner at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. She is survived by her children Richard Byrd (Martha), Anne Free (Ben), Gary F. Byrd (Jean) as well as her grandchildren Megan Free and Garet Free.
She and her husband Norman R. Byrd, who preceded her in death, were married in 1950 and became long term members of both Richards Memorial United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Florida, and Farm Hill United Methodist Church in Cantonment, Florida. A celebration of her life will be held at Farm Hill United Methodist Church August 19, 2019, beginning with a reception and visitation at 10:00 am, prior to the service which will begin at 11:30am. Committal service to follow at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Air Station at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Farm Hill United Methodist Church, 1251 Muscogee Road, Cantonment, FL 32533 or Covenant Hospice, 8383 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32514.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is entrusted with the arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com


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Visitation

Monday

19

Aug

10:00 AM 8/19/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 8/19/2019 11:30:00 AM
Farm Hill United Methodist Church

1251 Muscogee Road
Cantonment, FL 32533

Farm Hill United Methodist Church
1251 Muscogee Road Cantonment 32533 FL
United States

Celebration of Life

Monday

19

Aug

11:30 AM 8/19/2019 11:30:00 AM
Farm Hill United Methodist Church

1251 Muscogee Road
Cantonment, FL 32533

Farm Hill United Methodist Church
1251 Muscogee Road Cantonment 32533 FL
United States

Committal Service

Monday

19

Aug

1:30 PM 8/19/2019 1:30:00 PM
Barrancas National Cemetery

1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, FL 32508

Barrancas National Cemetery
1 Cemetery Road Pensacola 32508 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Barrancas National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, FL 32508

1 Cemetery Road Pensacola 32508 FL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Covenant Hospice Inpatient Palliative Care Center

Farm Hill UMC Church

1251 Muscogee Road, Cantonment, FL 32533
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