Byrd Lennon

Obituary of Byrd R Lennon

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Byrd R Lennon was born in Columbus County, NC on December 16, 1943. He was the son of the late Willie Pearce Lennon and Ottie Moore Lennon. He was called home to Glory on June 19, 2024 and leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Monica Lennon, 2 daughters Winoka “Wendy” Lennon Wilkes, Ursula Moss (Curtis), a special daughter, Angela Williams, Pop Pop’s favorite guy and grandson, Devin Wilkes (Jane), two siblings, Roeina Young and Isreal Lennon and a host of family and friends. During Byrd’s formative years in North Carolina, he enjoyed being with his family 4 sisters and 7 brothers, attending and being of service at Piney Grove Baptist Church and being a country boy (fishing, hunting, playing basketball). He attended NC A&T University, but decided to join the United States Army and his real life began. Byrd was a true Patriot and loved America and what she stood for. After he completed his Army tour, he married his love, Monica Evans, on July 22, 1967 moved to Camden, NJ to join his brothers in the state and start his family. Byrd began his transportation career as a Bus Driver for NJ Transit for a few years and then switched to The Delaware River Port Authority as a train operator for PATCO. He was a valued employee who was part of the team sent to Washington, DC to train their new Metro Transit drivers. Byrd absolutely loved his job and the friendships that he made at PATCO. He retired after 43 years of service. He also worked for the Cherry Hill School District as a bus driver for the after-school shift. Taking teams to sporting events and kids who stayed past the first bus, home. His pleasant personality put him in places where he met a lot of people including Philadelphia Eagles great, Jerome Brown. He and Jerome were friends until his untimely death. Byrd enjoyed retirement HIS WAY. He continued to meet up with his PATCO buddies, spoil and travel with his “girls” and expanded his love from being his usual spoiling girl dad self, to a loving and caring Pop Pop too. He also loved to watch westerns (WE Tv), The View, Tameron Hall the news and what ever sport was in season, on a schedule. All he needed was Ms. Monica, some candy, his recliner, his remote, to know where Ursula was at all times, to report if a package was on her step, a piece of Wendy’s pound cake and he was happy. The last few years of his life was filled with doctors and hospitals. He did his best to deal with chronic pain and infections, but in the end, it became too much. He is now pain free and in the arms of Jesus. Byrd was rare breed. A proud veteran, Mason, member of the VFW, hard worker, a genius Afro-Engineer, a great, friend, husband, Father and Pop Pop. A family man that made sure that his “girls” and grandson were loved and happy. He was Superman and will be missed forever and loved even longer.
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10:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, July 12, 2024
Doreen Boyd Legacy Hall
1801 Haddon Ave
Camden , New Jersey, United States
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