K'wana Evette ByrdSeptember 22, 1983 ~ November 3, 2016 (age 33)
K’wana Evette Byrd was born September 18, 1983 in Gaston County, North Carolina to the parents of Diane Byrd and Lesco & Mae Gardner. “Evette” was called from this life on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at home.
Evette graduated in 2001 from Clover High School. She attended NC A&T State University for a short time. She attended Trinity-Unity AME Zion Church in Gastonia, NC. She was last employed at Filtration Group in York, SC.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ruby Lowery and Hubert Byrd, and Bessie Brown Lowery and Otto Lowery and by her paternal grandparents, Rosco Petty and Luvenia Gardner Lary.
She leaves to cherish fond memories two children, Ja’Tavis and Ja’Tasia Byrd; her mother, Diane Byrd; her sister, Tiffany Byrd; and a special niece, Ja’Koyah Byrd, all of the home; her father, Lesco Gardner (Mae), of Grover, NC.; three brothers, Tim Minor (Carmen) of Gastonia, NC, Lesco F. Gardner (Rita) of Kings Mountain, NC and Reginald Gardner of Grover, NC; sister, Cindy Gardner of Kings Mountain, NC; aunts, Dora P. Wilson, Joe Ann McCoy (John), Clamity Falls, Robin McGill (James), all of Kings Mountain, NC, Emma Lee Lowery of Rock Hill, SC, and Nicole Galloway of Gastonia, NC; uncle, James Lary of Concord, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, great aunts and uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.