Posted on: May 6, 2019
Dr. Rebecca Lee Byrd departed this life on April 26, 2019 following an extended illness.
Becky was born on April 27, 1949 in Richmond, Va., the daughter of Dr. Charles William Byrd and Rose Lee Donati Byrd. She was a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Upon completion of a pediatric residency at Duke University Hospital and a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she moved to Norfolk, Va., to practice at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. There she helped patients and families with the battle against childhood and adolescent cancer.
She is survived by her four children, two grandsons, two sisters, a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane Norfolk, VA 23507.