Tony Lamont Byrd affectionately known as Byrd was born on February 4,
1958 in Los Angeles, CA to Adolph Byrd and Mabel Owens. He was
introduced to Christ at a young age and his constant acts of kindness were
reflective of the fact that the love of Christ was in his heart.
Byrd graduated from Morningside High School (1975) in Inglewood, CA.
Early on Byrd had a passion for baseball. He loved playing baseball as a
youngster and played in the Pop-Warner league as a pitcher.
After high school Byrd developed a desire to work in the aviation (aircraft)
mechanics field. He pursued a career in aviation mechanics working for
Marvin Engineering Co. in Inglewood, CA. His knowledge of aviation led Byrd
to mastering working on cars and computers.
Byrd had a great love for thoroughbred race horses. Byrd assisted his father
with grooming the thoroughbred horses for races. He could hold a
conversation for hours talking about those horses!
Byrd married the love of his life, but due to his wife’s military commitment the
marriage was dissolved.
Tony Lamont Byrd made his transition on June 19, 2021 in Huntington Park at
Huntington Community Hospital. Tony was a wonderful son, brother, nephew,
uncle, cousin and friend. He is survived by his mother Mabel Owens of Los
Angeles, CA; his father Adolph Byrd (Faye) of Inglewood, CA; his sisters
Kimberly Leopold (Dale) of Los Angeles, CA, Tanya Byrd of Sherman Oaks,
CA and Sheryl Byrd of Los Angeles, CA; his aunts Linda Janisse of
Rosamond, CA. Leona Anderson (Edward) Phoenix, AZ, Eddie B Miles
(Frank) of Compton, CA. Verna Howard of Compton, Vella Tisdom of
Inglewood, Lora Harris (Charles) of Redlands, CA Olivia Douglas (Richard) of
Los Angeles, Joyce Williams (Mark) of Woodland Hills; uncle Norval Owens
(Caprice) of Los Angeles, CA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and
Byrd may be gone but his memories will live on forever in our hearts.
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