P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Catherine "Cathy" Marie Byrd Wilson
September 11, 1958 - October 30, 2023

Catherine "Cathy" Marie Byrd Wilson

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Catherine Marie "Cathy" Byrd Wilson, age 65 of Pine Bluff, AR, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, October 30, 2023, at Baptist Health in Little Rock Arkansas. She was born September 11, 1958, in Warren, Arkansas to the late James Quinton Byrd and Betty Mae Clark Byrd. She was a retired Arkansas Department of Corrections officer, a born-again Christian and was of the Baptist faith. She loved to do diamond art pieces, collect troll dolls, fishing, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, playing on her phone and surfing the internet. She also prided herself on being a professional photographer and helping people. Cathy had a heart for people and enjoyed helping anyone who needed anything.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, William Michael Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Billy Joe Wilson of Pine Bluff, formerly of Monticello; one son, Christopher Kelly Wilson (April) of Longview, TX; two sisters, Carol G. (Bruce) Baskins of Little Rock and Terri Ann (Ray) Burt of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren, Wynter Dawn Speer, Sarah Emma Marie Wilson, and Joseph Michael Wilson; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Friday, November 3, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the Chapel. Burial will follow the service in Green Hill Cemetery in Green Hill, AR.

You can sign Cathy's guestbook here on her page.

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Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Services
Friday, November 3, 2023
at 3:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Green Hill Cemetery
Greenhill Rd
Wilmar, AR  71675
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  1. Jason Camden
    Chris and Family,

    I had no idea that Mrs. Cathy had passed. I am reminded of our early years and many memories and laughs. Who can forget the Rock 'N' Roll Express and Mid-South Wrestling? Take care of Mr. Billy Joe, and know you all have been prayed for.

    With Love
  2. Martha L Waites
    Billy Joe and family, I am so, so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you today and will be in the days ahead. I 'm sorry I could not be with you today. I don't get around very well anymore. Cathy was a very caring person and we will miss her very much. I will keep praying for you and your family. I love you.

    Martha Waites
  3. Andi Wallace Moore
    I am still in disbelief that you have passed away. It just seems like yesterday we was with our “ladies group.” I met you 6 years ago at work. Me and you are soooo much alike. I can’t do a Diamond Painting without thinking of you. Still remember working with you. Stopping by and talking. And, no we are saying, “SO LONG.” My life has forever changed on the day the Lord called you home. I know you are not in pain. I just wished, you are still here. But, I know you had a glorious day that day that the Lord called you home. You got to see Michael whom you haven’t seen in a long time and your sweet Mommy. Until we see each other again! Please know you are already missed and we are family.
  4. Sgt. Tasha Clark
    Cathy, I am going to miss you dearly. Your talks about your love of cheese will forever be with me. Mr. Wilson, you and your family are in my prayers.
  5. Michael and Susan Drost
    To Billy and family...So sorry for your loss and prayers for all of you. Cathy was a wonderful friend and she will be truly missed. May God give you peace and comfort till you meet again.
  6. Joyce Brakebill
    B.J. I am so sorry for your loss,May God wrap you in His Loving arms and give you and your family peace and comfort.
  7. Lynda Jackson
    Sending my condolences to B J and family. Sorry for your loss she was a good person. I use to work with her at Paper mill in pinebluff
  8. Vickie Vinson
    Billy Joe, I am so sorry to hear about Cathy, she was a sweet person and always doing something for someone! Our Payers are with you during this time❤️
  9. Otis and Jeanie Cater
    RIP, Cathy, you are going to be missed, my Friend! Condolences to Cathy’s family and friends, my God give each one of you Comfort.
  10. Sherry Jones
    Billy Joe, words cannot express the love I have for my friend. Enjoyed many fond memories at your home. Cathy really new how to cook deer meat. Ate many times at your table. No one ever left that table hungry. We all had fun working together at the Spinning plant. Cathy you will be missed by so many cause you touched so many lives. Rest in Heaven sweet girl.
  11. Karen Caldwell
    Billy Joe,

    I have such fond memories of you and Cathy while bowling. She always had a smile on her face. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Josh Frost
    Mr. Billy Joe & Chris, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Cathy. So many great memories of time spent around her at your house when I was a kid, and at Second Baptist. She was such a sweetheart and I know she will be missed greatly. Prayers for you both and your family as you go through this difficult time and in the days ahead.
  13. Lesa carpenter Etheredge
    Billy joe .I am so so sorry Kathy was a beautiful person love ❤️ you my prayers are with you and your family

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