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Reverend Lucinda R. Byrd was born March 22nd, 1938 in Greensboro, AL to Gates and Mahalia Rainer. Lucinda accepted Christ at an early age and united with Cassimore A.M.E. Zion Church in Greensboro. She graduated from Druid High School in 1957. While attending high school, Lucinda met the love of her life, the late Mr. Eddie Byrd, Sr. The two became acquainted and knew it was ‘love at first sight’ on a blind date to the Sweetheart Ball. They married on June 7th, 1958 and God blessed them with 6 children, four girls and two boys: Eddie Jr. and Erik. Lucinda has a lot of love to share with her 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-great-grandchildren. She is known in the community for spreading God’s word and showing love to mankind. Lucinda enjoys spending time with her family, planting flowers, and gardening. Lucinda was the first Black employee hired by F.W. Woolworth Parkview Center in the early 1960s. She is a retired minister with a ministry spanning 45 years. She is a member and associate pastor at Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church. She also retired from the Alabama Department of Transportation. To know Lucinda Byrd is to love her.