Patricia June Byrd Cobb

Posted 1/26/22

Surrounded by her family and long-time caregivers, Patricia June Byrd Cobb passed on Friday January 21, 2022, at the age of 91. She was born November 5, 1930, in Ardmore to Elbert Wayne Byrd and Clara Holt Byrd and became elder sister to Elbert Wayne Byrd, II—whom, in an early demonstration of her presence, she dubbed “Pete” upon first meeting him, the name he still goes by today. An educator herself, she was daughter to a public school educator, sister to a public school administrator, wife to a public school educator and administrator, mother to two public school educators and administrators, and mother-in-law to a public school educator. Her dedication to public service, her keen intellect, and her sensitivities and insights into others made her a quiet but powerful presence in the lives of all those close to her.

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