Mrs. Ellen Nelson Byrd, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-two years, Don R. Byrd, Sr.; parents, James Marion and Mary Flanigan Nelson; sisters, Lois Dunagan, Cora Malone, Hazel McLaughlin, and Wynelle Lane; and brothers, Woodrow Nelson, Charlie Nelson and L. N. Nelson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don R. Byrd, Jr. and wife, Patty Hughes Byrd, Duluth, GA; grandsons, Chris and Lisa Byrd, Johns Creek, GA and Robert and Megan Byrd, Lawrenceville, GA; great granddaughter, Addison Marie Byrd; sisters-in-law, Grace Dollar Nelson, Lawrenceville, GA and Jeanette Byrd, Woodbury, GA; nieces and nephews, Norma and Donald Huff, Lawrenceville, GA and Ruth and Rev. Harry Wood, California; nephews and niece, Decator Dunagan, Mike Nelson, Atlanta, GA, Stan Nelson, Birmingham, AL, Richard and Diane Byrd, Braselton, GA and Ronald Byrd, Peachtree City, GA; and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Mrs. Byrd was born May 27, 1919 in Gwinnett County, GA. She graduated from Dacula High School in Dacula, GA. She was retired from Southern Bell as a telephone operator after forty-four years of service. She was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in East Point, GA. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Dunagan officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.