Andrea Kay Byars

April 7, 2019

Mrs. Andrea Kay (Harmon) Byars passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, on April 7, 2019, at the age of 53.

Kay is survived by her husband, Perry Byars; her mother, Evana Harmon of Huntsville, AL; two children, Andrea (Zach) Huff of Huntsville, AL and Micah (Heather) Byars of Waycross, GA; three brothers, Alan (Thelma) Harmon of Ridgeway, VA, Grady (Margret) Harmon of Huntsville, AL, and Stephan (Betsy) Harmon of Killen, AL; as well as 13 nieces and nephews, Dakota, Raney, Clarke, Kara, Aeryn, Jackson, Preston, Nathaniel, Zachary, Scott, Sean, Spencer, and Samuel.

Kay is preceded in death by her father, Jack Harmon, of Huntsville, AL.

Kay was born on December 22, 1965, in Hammond, Indiana to Jack and Evana Harmon. She graduated from Hardin County High School in 1984 and received her Associate of Business Education from Florida College in 1986. On June 26, 1987, she married the love of her life, Perry Byars. They lived in Lakeland, FL for 12 years before moving to Oak Grove, FL. Kay was a stay at home mother who was active in the PTA and the community. She also worked as a substitute teacher for six years and as a health technician at Northview High School for eight years.

Kay was a generous, loving, and caring individual with an infectious laugh. She cared deeply for her family and friends and would do anything to help those around her. Kay was a dedicated Northview FFA mom. She faithfully worked with the students and chaperoned various trips and competitions that the students attended. She was an active and dedicated member of Oak Grove Church of Christ.

Her funeral is scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2019, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore, AL.

Visitation will be from 1 pm until 4 pm with service to follow. Brad Sullivan will officiate the ceremony.

Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery following the service.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mrs. Kay’s life.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Kay requested that donations be sent St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for their care and dedication.


20 Responses to “Andrea Kay Byars”

  1. casey wooten on April 10th, 2019 1:01 pm

    i’m so sorry for you loss miss kaye byars will truly be missed

  2. casey wooten on April 10th, 2019 12:09 pm

    i’m so sorry to hear about miss kay byars she was a great lady she is in our thoughs and prays

  3. Sophie Mikell on April 9th, 2019 8:31 pm

    Aunt Kay was a wonderful person, she had a laugh that I will never forget and her smile I am so glad that i was a part of her life she will be missed, life will never be the same without her. Praying that comfort and peace will help you guys in this time of need I am so blessed to be a part of this family. PERRY, ANDREA, ZACH,MICAH, HEATHER AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY, LOVE Y’ALL. She will forever always be in my thoughts and my heart!

  4. Neal & Priscilla Lewis on April 9th, 2019 6:56 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Byars family. Kay had such a sweet spirit that was full of pure joy! We volunteered together at Bratt Elementary when our kids were young. She brightened a room when she walked in and oh that laugh! I haven’t seen her in years but can close my eyes and still picture her laughing. Infectious it was!! Heaven gained a beautiful angel!!

  5. Bill Martin on April 9th, 2019 1:37 pm

    Perry very sorry to hear about Kay’s pasting. What a special mother, wife and person. Always smiling never complaining at least not in public. We will miss her but heaven has gained a special Angel. Love you your kids and family.

  6. Kellie Moss on April 8th, 2019 4:20 pm

    Mrs. Byars was a wonderful lady. I remember all of our FFA trips and her support. I am praying for the family.

  7. Whittney Smiley on April 8th, 2019 3:34 pm

    Mr.Byars, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs.Kay Byars. She was the best nurse technician that I ever met at Northview High Schol. She was such a sweet and caring person. I will truly miss Mrs.Byars. I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer.

  8. George and Gloria (Copeland) Aycrigg on April 8th, 2019 12:01 pm

    Perry, Our hearts & prayers go out to you & your family. Heaven has indeed received a most precious soul. Kay will certainly be remembered as a genuine Christian woman and one of the best persons on earth. Her loving laugh will resound forever. Love, Gloria & George

  9. Thomas and Jackie adkins on April 8th, 2019 11:00 am

    Perry: So Sorry to hear about Kay .She was full of
    Life and Laughter always had a good attitude
    About life .I know she is heaven with God .Words
    Cannot Express our deepest sympathy .You all are
    With our thoughts and Prayer Love to all Uncle
    Thomas And Aunt Jackie.

  10. Martha Hernandez on April 8th, 2019 10:40 am

    So sorry for your loss. May GOD have mercy over all this family and bless each of you always.

  11. Zip on April 8th, 2019 10:03 am

    I can not believe this is true

  12. Alvie Pickford on April 8th, 2019 9:49 am

    I know Kay when she was growing up, she was a special young lady! I have not been around her in the last few years but keep in contact with her on Facebook! I know she was a wonderful Christian lady and she will be missed by all that knew her! My prayers are with all of her family.

  13. Jamie Lynn White on April 8th, 2019 9:03 am

    My heart breaks for Mr. Byars and the family. She was such a ray of sunshine and will be greatly missed. I’ll cherish my time in Northview FFA and the numerous laughs we had together in that time. She was the absolute best and she’ll always hold a place in my heart. We were all made better by her presence.

  14. Suzanne Dent on April 8th, 2019 8:53 am

    Perry, Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your children and all your family.

  15. Samantha & Steve on April 8th, 2019 8:32 am

    Mr Byars,
    So sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Susan Barnes on April 8th, 2019 7:26 am

    Kay was the sweetest lady I have ever known I love for Christ shown thru her heaven gained a beautiful angel

  17. The Baggetts on April 8th, 2019 6:08 am

    Ms. Kay will be greatly missed. She was such a sweet and caring person whose love for Jesus and her family showed every day! Prayers to her wonderful family.

  18. Rick As hrens on April 8th, 2019 3:47 am

    So sorry for your loss. Your loss is Heavens gain. Godspeed, my friend.

  19. Judy on April 7th, 2019 11:34 pm

    Oh so sad to read this…Kay was such a kind andcaring woman. Prayers for her family.

  20. Bonnie Exner on April 7th, 2019 10:59 pm



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