Mr. James A. Byrom, Sr. "Mr. B"

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Funeral services for Mr. James Augustus Byrom, Sr. affectionately known as “Mr. B” will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Allen Waters officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

On April 2, 1936, Augustus and Ellen West Byrom were blessed with their firstborn child, James Augustus Byrom, Sr.  He was born in Macon County, Georgia. At an early age, he confessed Jesus Christ and joined the New Hope Baptist Church, where he served until his death.  James sang in the New Hope Baptist Church Adult Choir for many years.

James received his high school education at Ballard-Hudson High School, Macon, Georgia.   He furthered his education, graduating from the college that he truly loved and supported — The Fort Valley State College. James graduated with a degree in Agricultural Education.

In 1960, he married the former Dorothy Ann “Dee Dee” Davis.  This union was blessed with four sons, Darryl Maurice, James Augustus, Jr., Robert Elliott and Marcus Keith.  Until her death in 1994, they shared many loving years together.  In 2000, he married the former Mary Mays. 

James began his employment at Pabst Brewery in Perry, Georgia.  At the time of his retirement in 1988, he was the plant’s Packing Superintendent. After his retirement from Pabst Brewery, he    began his teaching career with the Sumter County School System, Americus, Georgia.  James taught Agricultural Education at Sumter County High School for twenty years, retiring in 2008.

James continued to stay busy after his retirement. He worked part-time at the Montezuma Motor Company as a car salesman.  He was member of the Red Devils Motorcycle Club.  In 2008, he was elected as the District 5 representative on the Macon County Board of Education.  He proudly served eight years as a board member, attending his last meeting in December 2016.  James proudly served as the General Manager at West’s Mortuary, a  family business that he truly loved. James was a proud member of the Lamda Lamda Lamda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi. He served his fraternity well by serving as the chapter’s financial secretary.

Having a genuine love for The Fort Valley State University, he was a member of the Macon County Alumni Chapter of The Fort Valley State University.  Tailgating in “The Valley” brought him so much excitement.  He was also a dedicated supporter of the Dawg Pound, a community-based organization that supports the Macon County High School Bulldogs. James was a dependable member of the Macon County community and was always helping those who needed him. On Thursday, January 26, 2017, his earthly walk came to a peaceful end while a patient at the Houston County Healthcare Center in Warner Robins, Georgia.  His parents, his siblings, Julius Byrom and Thomas Jerome Byrom and his son, Wendell Neal, preceded him in death.

Precious memories of his life will forever live on in the hearts of his children: Darryl Maurice Byrom (Amanda), Montezuma, Georgia, James Augustus “Jimmy” Byrom, Jr. (Lula), Montezuma, Georgia, Robert Elliott “Bobby” Byrom (Crystal), Commerce, Georgia, Marcus Keith Byrom (Shalonda), Kennesaw, Georgia, Angela Shelley, Montezuma, Georgia and Curtis Caldwell,   Montezuma, Georgia; two grandchildren with whom he was instrumental in their upbringing, Nicholas Byrom and Alexandria Byrom; his grandchildren Sarah Byrom, Christian Byrom, Joseph Byrom, Briana Byrom, Kennedy Byrom, Tywonn Shelley, Alisha Shelley, Curtis Caldwell, Jr., Christopher Caldwell, Dekeldric Felton, Kera Caldwell and Marissa Caldwell; six great-grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law: Bessie and   Jessie Warren, Montezuma, GA; his uncle, Frederick West, Jackson, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Reverend Lem Wright (Marie), Smithville, Georgia, Dorothy Sneed (Willie), Desoto, Georgia, Lonnie Wight, Cobb, Georgia, Virginia Chatmon (Archie), Albany, Georgia, Ronnie Wright, DeSoto, Georgia, Bajor Wright, DeSoto, Georgia, Jeremiah Carter (Betty), Brown Mills, New Jersey, Lewis Gene Carter (Constance), Miami Florida and Clinton Williams, Miami, Florida; a host of nieces, nephews, special cousins and many    devoted friends. 

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Guestbook Signatures (15) -

melinda price United States
1/27/2017 9:59:40 AM #

Oh my ....how I enjoyed this wildcat!!!  


Marcell Baker United States
1/28/2017 9:17:57 AM #

Thank you Jesus! I appreciate the "Green Thumb", "Mr.B". You will truly be missed! Praying for Family...


Kim Berry United States
1/29/2017 7:51:14 AM #

Rest In Peace Daddy James.It was an honor to know you. Your job here on earth was well done. I will miss seeing you at Crystal and Robert's!!. Stay strong Byrom family and remember its not goodbye daddy,its until we see you again!!


Cherie Castro United States
1/29/2017 8:17:33 AM #

Such a blessed life and all of us who knew him are truly blessed.
My love to the Byrom and West family.


Kim Berry United States
1/29/2017 11:49:02 AM #

Kim Berry


Kim Berry United States
1/29/2017 11:52:47 AM #

Rest in Peace Daddy James. It was an honor to know you. Your job here on earth was well done. I will miss seeing you at Robert and Crystal's. Stay strong Byrom Family and just remember ,its not goodbye dad,its until we see you again. Love you guys!!


Mae Belle Thomas United States
1/29/2017 3:02:37 PM #

Condolences to the family. Mr. Byrom was a dedicated educator at Sumter County Comprehensive High School. His influence on the students will live on.


Mr. & Mrs. Terrance/Sheila Nelson United States
1/29/2017 3:29:33 PM #

Mr. & Mrs. Terrance/Sheila Nelson


Kim Berry United States
1/29/2017 5:32:10 PM #

Rest In Peace Daddy James. It was an honor to know you. Your job here on earth was well done. I will miss seeing you at Robert and Crystals. Stay strong Byrom Family,and just remember its not goodbye dad,its only until we see you again! Love you guys!


Jacqueline D. Walker United States
1/30/2017 9:23:21 AM #

   With my deepest sympathy to the family of Byrom. He was well respected and
   liked by the students and staff of Sumter County Comprehensive High School.

   Jacqueline D. Walker


Sharal Young United States
1/30/2017 11:30:10 PM #

Every time I saw you, you had a smile.  We would run into each other at Troy's form time to time and talk for the longest.  I enjoyed our little talks at the Dooly/Macon County Basketball games.  James was a precious jewel.  So precious that GOD chose him to take for his very own.  He paved the way for us to follow and someday we'll join him in that heavenly home.


Friend United States
1/31/2017 12:47:55 PM #

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Byron was always a pleasure to run into. He always carried that wonderful smile on his face to just light up any place he was at. Please take comfort in knowing that one day Jehovah God is going to do away with death and it will become a thing of the past as shown to us at Rev. 21: 3, 4.


Brian Griffin United States
2/1/2017 9:57:58 AM #

R.I.P Uncle J we love you, and to my cousins, Darryl, Jimmy, Bobby and Marcus, I love yall man, im sorry I couldn't make it to be there with yall but im there in spirit, Uncle J meant a lot to me, the thought of him made me stronger when I became a single father and im sticking with it just like he did....Love you Uncle James a true man....


Dr. Rosby Glover United States
2/1/2017 6:28:57 PM #

Rest in Omega Chapter my brother!

Dr. Rosby Glover


O Castleberry United States
2/15/2017 7:03:43 AM #

It is sad to lose a loved one to death, I extend my condolences to you all. May Jehovah(Psalms 83:18) the God of tender mercies and comfort, provide you all support throughout your grief. 2 Corinthians 1:3, John 5:28,29


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