Miriam Thomason Byerly

miriam byerly

August 11, 1927 ~ May 23, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Miriam Thomason Byerly, 93, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021, at her home in Malvern Hills.

Mrs. Byerly was born August 11, 1927, in Asheville to the late Charles Winfield Thomason and Bertha Mosseller Thomason. She was married for 55 years to the late Walter Eugene Byerly, Sr. who died in 2001, and was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles W. Thomason, Jr.

Miriam was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served as president of her Sunday school class and as treasurer of the Church Circle. She retired as a receptionist at UNC-A.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Waycaster (Charles), son Walter Eugene “Gene” Byerly, Jr. (Judy); granddaughters, Brittney Burdick (Kyle) and Jordan Benners (Kirk); great-grandchildren, Cana, Micah, Charis and Asher Burdick and Raelynn, Jackson and Ryann Lane Benners; nephew Scott Thomason (Jo Carol) and great-niece, Elizabeth Thomason Ray (Colin).

Miriam will be buried adjacent to Walt following a private family graveside service at Green Hills Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. So sorry to see this news, dear Byerly family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all for peace and comfort. Mrs. Miriam was a wonderful lady, and always had a beautiful smile for everyone.
    The Milholen Family

  2. To Miriam’s family,
    I met your Mother many, many years ago when I was one of her parent’s nurses at Aston Park HCC. I would see her over over the years when she returned to play bingo or help with other activities. She was always so kind & sweet with that soft spoken voice. She never failed to speak to me & always asked how I was doing every time we would see each other. It is always hard to give up a parent as my mama passed away 4 years ago this July at 91. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  3. Judy, I’m so sad to see that you lost your precious mama. What a long, good life she had! She was the perfect receptionist with that sweet voice and helpful spirit (that you also inherited) and someone you could count on to treat you kindly every single time you interacted with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You were truly blessed!

  4. To Gene and family, it has been a very long time. We grew up together on Clinton Ave. Lots of memories.
    Blessings. David

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