Welcome to the memorial page for

Takinda R. Byrd

June 3, 1980 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 38)

Life is but a stopping place, a pause in whats to be
a resting place along the road, to sweet eternity.

To everything there is a season; a time to be born”...Ecclesiastes 3:1

It was a great day on June 3rd, 1980 in Monmouth County, the small town of Long Branch New Jersey to be exact, that Mary Ann Byrd and Jimmie Lee Philips welcomed their Screaming bouncing baby boy into the world. They decided to name their precious gift, Takinda Raymon Byrd.

“When I was a child”… II Corinthians 13:11

Takinda, affectionately known as “T.K” was the eldest of three children.  He graduated from long branch middle school and continued his education with Booker T High School in Miami Florida. TK exceeded the expectations of all, showing his Intelligence through  communication. 

“A time to live and love….Ecclesiastes 3:4

During T.K’s early adulthood, he took the opportunity to work as a Maintenance Engineer for The Renaissance in Ocean New Jersey. While living life to the fullest, you would always find TK being a “True King” and taking care of his beautiful children. Anyone who knew him, understood that family was important, and his children was his first priority.

“Aspire to live”…. 1Thessalonians 4:11

TK was very humble, he was truly an angel on earth, he always helped anyone in need, from a child his mother taught him not to look down on people, no matter what their situation was, and to always share, whether it be food, clothes, money, it didn't matter, it was a true fact that TK was never selfish. In his spare time, Takinda loved to read, he knew the bible from front to back, he loved anything dealing with science, the earth, medical history. But his most creative expression in this life was his Music, oh and lets not forget he loved video games. In his spare time you would find him at the beach flipping in the sand, or spending time with his Seven children.

“I am now ready to be offered”… II Timothy 4:6

On April 30th 2019 Takinda Raymon Byrd heard the master say, “Well Done Thy Good & Faithful Servant, Peace Be Thine” He crossed the finish line of this life, and transitioned from earthly labor to his peaceful reward. He was greeted at the golden gates of heaven by his Maternal Grandparents Emma Mae Byrd-Roberts & Jacob McDonald, Aunts Dorothy Ann & Shirley Ann Byrd, Janie Mae Wiliford, Paternal Grandmother Sarah Jane Philips and Cousin Joseph Marshall Jr.

“I will not leave you comfortless”…St. John 14:13

Those left cherish memories and bid the finest farewell are; his children; Jomia, Kaitlyn, Mary, Emma & Destiny, Loving Mother Mary Ann Byrd—Cheatum (Eddie Cheatum) one sister, Tekesha Craft, one brother TaVonte Byrd-Craft, Nieces Tanayshia Chatmon, and Zanayshia Shaw and a host of other extended relatives & Friends.

The family is being lovingly guided by Mortuary Master Adam J. Casey M.M. ESQ & FSOD INC - GA DIVISION (773) 427-0707
Alongside  Steven Lawson  & Historic Lawson Funeral & Cremation Service (732) 222-3202 in Long Branch New Jersey.
you may send flowers for services, leave online condolences, pictures, and words of comfort online at

 Service Information

Legacy Farewell Celebration
June 1, 2019

12:00 PM
Trinity A.M.E Church
64 Liberty Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Please note
Takinda Raymon Byrd, Affectionately known as "T.K." will be Lying In State within the hollowed walls of Trinity A.M.E church with the farewell celebration commencing at 12 noon, The family will receive friends during the calling hours from 10:30am until the time of services,

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