Isadora Byrd
Isadora Byrd
Isadora Byrd on her 110th birthday.
Birth: 22 August 1908
Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA
Death: 24 January 2020
Florence, South Carolina, USA
Age: 111 years, 155 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Isadora Byrd (née Perkins; 22 August 1908 – 24 January 2020) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Isadora Byrd was born in Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA on 22 August 1908. Byrd was the oldest of five children. Her parents were Simon Perkins and Lanie (née Lyde) Perkins. She was baptized at an early age at Chaney Grove Baptist Church. She worked on a family farm for several years until she married.

She married Valentine Byrd at age 15. Her husband died in 1989. She had four children, including Sammie Lee Byrd (deceased), Willis Byrd (deceased), Wallace Byrd (deceased) and Catherine Freeman (aged 86 in 2018).

She had several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. On 12 June 2018, the family celebrated the birth of her great-great-great-granddaughter, Nivea Antrum, the sixth generation of the family. Byrd was not able to speak anymore due to old age.

Isadora Byrd died in Florence, South Carolina, USA on 24 January 2020 at the age of 111 years, 155 days. She was survived by one daughter Catherine Freeman, four nieces Juanita Jackson, Celeste Ellis, Ralphine Johnson and Johnnie Mae Perkins, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-granddaughter Nivea Antrum.


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