Robert Byrd Memorial Fund

$2,675 of $15k goal

Raised by 28 people in 28 months
Ashley Byrd  PORTSMOUTH, RI
Thank you to everyone for their kind words of support and love. I lost my Dad on Saturday, November 8, 2014 after he fought a 5 year long battle against multiple myeloma.

I would love to remember my father with some of the ridiculous yet extremely valuable lessons he has taught me and many others over the years. Many of you may not know how great of a motivational speaker my father was - he was very involved in his church, he held many inspirational talks in his day and has touched the lives of many. A man of many words is putting it extremely lightly. Taking things "one day at a time" was dad's motto in recent years, so I'll be doing just that. I've been told quite often by friends and family members that I'm the strongest person they know - I owe that all to the realest, most loving and down to earth man I've ever known. My Dad, Robert Byrd.

Though he loved attention, Dad was not the type who would have wanted people greiving over him. He was expressively a person who would rather celebrate the positivity that he brought to those around him and have a conversation. 

To continue his legacy of verbal eloquence and his enjoyment of beautiful public spaces, I'm hosting a fundraiser to have an engraved bench donated in his name and plant a tree!

As far back as I can remember, "xo" was always his sign off...

xo,
Ashley
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Update 2
Posted by Ashley Byrd
28 months ago
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I want to give a big thank you for all of those who have reached out and donated thus far. Words cannot express how thankful I am for your generosity. Every little bit counts. With your continued support, the memorial bench and tree for my Dad will make progress soon! xo
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Update 1
Posted by Ashley Byrd
28 months ago
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Thanks to everyone spreading the message and for donating! Love to all. Tomorrow morning, Saturday November 22, there will be a memorial service at Saint Barnabas Church in Portsmouth, RI at 10:00am. If you're nearby, stop in - I would love to see you. ❤️
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$2,675 of $15k goal

Raised by 28 people in 28 months
Created November 14, 2014
$75
Anonymous
26 months ago
$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
B
$500
Brigette
26 months ago

With love.

AB
$25
Angela Bonavita
27 months ago
RM
$50
Rita & Carmen Maciariello
28 months ago

We are thinking of you

PM
$75
patricia milliot
28 months ago

So sorry for loss. Kaitlin has mentioned your dad in the past. It is a very difficult time. Hopefully it helps to know that you have your family and friends. Sincerely, Kaitlin Milliot and Family

CA
$40
Clara Alexander
28 months ago

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

WL
$150
Whitney Luke
28 months ago

We love you Ashley and are always here for you. Love, Will and Whitney xoxo

CL
$100
Cindy Luke
28 months ago

Love to you always

LK
$10
Laura Kraker
28 months ago

What a wonderful way to honor your dad!

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