Jewel Marie Byers, 97, of Lindale, Texas, passed away on April 2, 2023. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at First Baptist Church in Killeen beginning at 1 pm. Visitation will be held the evening prior at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen from 5-7 pm.
Jewel was born on February 5, 1926, in Killeen, Texas to parents John Edgar and Maude Estelle Thornton. She graduated from Killeen High School and moved on to work as a Civil Servant at Fort Hood until she was able to retire.
Those who passed before her include her parents, John Edgar Thornton and Maude Estelle Thornton; ex-husband, Nick Pavazzi; husband Maynard Byers; brother, Billy Earl Thornton; sisters, Mildred Geneva Lanier and Doris Estelle Gilliam; and grandchild, Matthew King.
She is survived by her ex-husband, Albert Watts; son, Michael Antone Pavazzi; stepson, Tom Byers; daughter, Pamela Pavazzi Harris; stepdaughters, Cheryl Curtin and Janell Hurley; grandchildren, Brandon Todd Adams, Lisa Marie Avery and Michael King; as well as great-grandchildren, Tinley and Cole Avery; and 2 step-granddaughters, Lyndsie Byers and Peyton Byers
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Baptist Church of Killeen, 3310 S WS Young Dr., Killeen, TX 76542, or Heart to Heart Hospice, 7925 S Broadway Ave #1140, Tyler, TX 75703. Information can be found below.
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