Patricia M. Byrd, age 66, beloved wife of the late Alton D. Byrd Jr., died on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at her residence.

Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Henry McElveen and Hazelene Stephens Sellers. Patricia was an avid Gamecock football fan and enjoyed the mountains. She was a hardworking lady who took great pride in raising her children. She always lived her life to the fullest.

Surviving are: three daughters, Patricia Carolyn Richburg, Jerrie Danielle Cortez and Heather Danielle Byrd; two brothers, Johnny McElveen and Ray McElveen, all of Sumter; five grandchildren, Allen Richburg, Kelly Richburg, Juan Reyes Jr., Doninicks Reyes and Abigail Reyes; and three great-grandchildren, Richard Evans, Jayce Richburg and Kelaiah Gaud.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul McElveen and Junior McElveen.

Services will be private.

You may go to and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.