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Jewel Marie (Thornton) Byers

February 5, 1926 ~ April 2, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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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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April 10, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
506 N. 38th Street
Killeen, TX 76543

Funeral Service
April 11, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Baptist Church Killeen
3310 S W.S. Young
Killeen, TX 76542

April 11, 2023

2:00 PM
Killeen Memorial Park
3516 Lake Road
Killeen, TX 76543


First Baptist Church of Killeen
3310 S WS Young Dr., killeen TX 76542
Tel: 1-254-634-6262
Web: https://fbckilleen.com/give/

Heart to Heart Hospice
7925 S Broadway Ave #1140, Tyler TX 75703
Tel: 1-903-593-6619


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