Irene E. Byrd Edmonds, age 84, of Bristol, TN peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 27, 1936 in Pulaski, VA, daughter of the late Willie M. and Elizabeth Bentley Byrd. Irene was a faithful member of TN Avenue Baptist Church. She was retired from Bristol TN Board of Education. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Harold Edmonds, two sons James (Jimmy) H. Edmonds, Jr. and Jerry Edmonds; one sister, Joyce Cassell, and three brothers, Clarence Byrd, James (Jim) Byrd, and Willie (Bill) Byrd, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters, Joni Stanley and husband Dave, Judy Wyatt and husband Steve, six grandchildren, Bryan Stanley, April Crockett, Matthew and Cody Wyatt, Justin and Jessica Edmonds and eight great grandchildren, Lane, Jordan, Addy, Landis, Tripp, Nic, Brit, Anzlee and Urijah. Two Daughters-In-Law, Donna Tate and Brenda Edmonds. Sister, Patty Compton, brother Garland Otis Byrd and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel, Bristol, TN with Bro. Andy Sweeney and Bro. Chad Blevins officiating. The Service may be viewed by livestreaming at www.oneroomstreaming.com Event ID: WeaverFH Password: GUKBGC. Burial will follow at Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bryan Stanley, Matthew Wyatt, Justin Edmonds, Cody Wyatt, David Crockett, Tripp Crockett and Nic Crockett.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TN Avenue Baptist Church, 104 Cypress Street, Bristol, TN 37620.
Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.