As the spring of 1947 began to close and open to the summer sun season, the union of James Byrd and his lovely bride Mary Ella Rudd Byrd, whose cords were intertwined with love, welcomed into their home on Highway 86, Hillsborough, North Carolina a beautiful baby girl which they named Nancy Carol on Saturday, May 24, 1947. All off the tenants of love were displayed within the Byrd home. Rose and Nancy Carol gained an appreciation for love and tried to show that to their fellow man. Carol was a 1965 graduate of Jordan Sellars High School.
The love that Carol bore in her heart was cultivated through her walk with “the Man upstairs”. She was a devoted and faithful member of Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church for her entire life. She displayed love with her voice as she sang with the Senior Choir, Mass Choir & Gospelairs; she sent love and delivered love with each card from the Sick Committee and when she was able, she ushered love to attendees of Sweet Gum. Her love for God made her faithfulness second nature. The same love afforded her the opportunity for more than 40 years to love and deposit love into the lives of many children throughout the Alamance-Burlington School System. Mrs. Cameron loved her students, and naturally they loved her.
Love as we know is better felt when we share it with others. For 45 years, Carol was a devoted and loving wife to her husband Willie Cameron, Jr. Together they shared an enduring love. From this union of love they were blessed with a daughter Cheryl. Nancy Carol loved her family dearly and, the same love will live and flourish within each heart to which she made a deposit.
67 years 3 months and 17 days after the love was delivered, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the love that was Nancy Carol Byrd Cameron was received back into the Master’s embrace. She leaves with lingering love: her husband Willie Cameron, Jr.; her daughter Cheryl Cameron Leath and husband Raphael J. Leath “Rock”; 4 adoring grandchildren Cameron, Kristen, Caleigh and Kaison; her sister Rose and her husband William; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2014 at One O’clock in the afternoon from the sanctuary of the Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 O’clock until 8 O’clock in the evening from the sanctuary of First Baptist Church as well as one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. All other times, the family will be at her residence 1432 Lanier Ct., Burlington, NC. Services of Committal and the Act of Interment will take place in Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington, North Carolina.