Cassie was born July 16, 1929 in Leesburg, Georgia to the late Arthur Prince and Lucy Fields Prince and was the matriarch of the Prince and Byrd families. On December 25, 1946 she
married Willie Byrd, Jr. and five boys were born into their union.
Cassie worked for the Flint Diaper Service where she retired in 1980. She was a member of Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church (currently Greater United Pleasant Green MBC) and
served as President of the Ushers Ministry for over forty years prior to joining the Church of Christ.
Cassie Lee Prince Byrd, of Albany, Georgia, peacefully departed her earthly life on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 90 at Pruitt Nursing Home.
Cassie was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed cooking, taking care of home, talking about her five boys, and singing her favorite song, “Let it Be Real.” If one were to ask her how she was doing, she would always smile that infectious smile and say, “I’m doing good.” She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Byrd Jr. (Saturday, May 9, 1981), her father, Arthur Prince, her mother, Lucy Fields Prince, her sons Herman Byrd and Eddie L. Byrd, five sisters, and two brothers.
Cassie is survived by her sons, Jesse J. Byrd, Sr. (Betty), Willie A. Byrd, and Eldred J.B. Byrd (Stephanie); her sister, Clara Ousley of Albany, GA; her brother, Henry Prince of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. .
We offer an incredibly special “Thank You” to Jeffery F. Wakefield and the Poteat-Wakefield Funeral Home staff for their
professionalism and heartfelt service to our family. May God continue to bless all of you.
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