Jean Green Byers, 77 years old, beloved Mother and Grandmother, was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She entered this world on August 23, 1943, born to Louise King Green and Kenneth Anderson Green, in Norfolk, VA.
She was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and a resident of Baker, LA for over 50 years. She served the City of Baker for 44 years in her leading role as Museum Director, Councilwoman and volunteer. The City of Baker named her Phenomenal Woman of the Year in 2016. In addition, she also served as Zachary’s City Council Clerk for 11 years and as Museum Curator for 9 years. She was a graduate of Louisiana State University, a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, Museum Commission, Baker Little Theater and over 50 years as a member of Pilot Club International. As evidenced by her many roles of service, she dedicated her life to her community and immersed herself in the breadth of culture this world offers. She valued her wealth by the love in her life and the experiences that carried her through. Her adventurous heart and beautiful spirit led her to live a long life of purpose.
Jean is survived by her son, Paul Albert Byers, III; daughter, Carolyn Byers Jones and her husband, Shawn Jones; grandchildren, Victoria Jones, Christian Jones and Matthew Byers; her brother, Andy Green; and a host of nieces and nephews. Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Byers, Jr.; father, Kenneth Anderson Green; mother, Louise King Green; daughter-in-law, Sally Byers; and sister, Jan Roux.
Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Green, Ryan Roux, Vincent Chauvin Jr., Shawn Jones, Christian Jones and Matthew Byers.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 5657 Thomas Road, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, officiated by Fr. Frank Bass. Masks are required upon entering the church. The graveside service and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, in Baker, Louisiana.
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