Martha Lucia Byrd
Martha Lucia Byrd, of Pensacola, FL entered the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Martha immigrated to the United States from Cali, Colombia with her family at the age of four years old. While learning a new language in a foreign country brought its challenges, Martha became the first of her siblings to attend college at Southeastern University where she met the love of her life, her husband, Tim.
After a breast cancer diagnosis in 2004, she not only beat the disease but also went on to finish her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. In May of 2012, she graduated from the University of West Florida. Martha was known for her servant’s heart and sweet, gentle spirit. While she will be missed by all that knew her, we take comfort knowing she is in the presence of our Lord.
Martha now walks alongside the Lord with her father, Alfonzo “Al” Arevalo.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 32 years, Tim; daughter, Sharon; son, Aaron; mother, Ligia; sisters, Gladys and Maria; brothers, Luis and Andrew; and numerous extended family and close friends who will dearly miss her.