Corena "Bitsy" Nance Byrum, 89, of Franklinville, died Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at TerraBella Asheboro.
Funeral Services, 3 PM, Saturday, July 2, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Ramseur.
Officiating, Rev. Wayne Dunn, Ron Coleman.
Burial, Clear View Baptist Church, Franklinville.
Bitsy was a native and lifelong resident of Randolph County. She was retired from Union Carbide/ Eveready as a lab technician and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ramseur. Bitsy loved to travel the United States and abroad with her husband Jim, sister Mae, and wonderful friend, Jackie Smith. She was very active and adventurous, as proved by her going zip lining to celebrate her 80th birthday.
Bitsy was the best cook in the world and was known by many for her Dreamsicle Cake and many other desserts. She was always giving much of her time to the Cedar Falls Community Association, the Ramseur Food Pantry, and those in her community. There are many things she did for others, but an example of her giving heart and crafting abilities was displayed as she made over one thousand blankets for newborns at Randolph Hospital. Bitsy was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Byrum, parents, Alex and Mattie Haithcock Nance, sisters, Mamie Louise Bowers, Artha Mae Nance, and brothers, Titus Alexander Nance, Gilbert Luther Nance, Alvin Henry, Sr., Alfred Mack Nance, and Ervin Jessie Nance.
Survivors: son, Rick Freeman, of Cedar Falls, brother, Hurley Benjamin Nance, and wife, Mary Frances, of Cedar Falls, Curtis Dean Nance, and wife, Mary Ellen, of Cedar Falls, Clinton Owens Nance, of Cedar Falls, step daughter, Sherri Freeland, husband, Mike, of Statesville, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the staff at TerraBella Asheboro, for their wonderful care and concern for Ms. Bitsy.
The body will lie in repose from noon until 5 PM on Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Loflin Funeral Home.
Visitation, 2 PM to 3 PM, Saturday, First Baptist Church of Ramseur, and other times at the home of Johnny and Ruby Maness, 1377 Whites Memorial Rd., Cedar Falls, NC 27248.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.
Memorials may be made to the Ramseur Food Pantry, PO Box 1168, Ramseur, NC 27316, First Baptist Church of Ramseur, PO Box 544, Ramseur, NC 27316, or to the Cedar Falls Community Association, PO Box 175, Cedar Falls, NC 27230.
First Baptist Church of Ramseur
PO Box 544, Ramseur NC 27316
Ramseur Food Pantry
PO Box 1168, Ramseur NC 27316
Cedar Falls Community Association
PO Box 175, Cedar Falls NC 27230