Daphne Byrd Sledd, of Riner, VA., passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018. She was born in Martinsville, VA. August 5, 1937 to the late Leonard and Mary Bondurant Byrd. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward Lane Sledd and a sister, Mildred Byrd Grindstaff. Daphne and her husband were self- employed with Sledd Body shop.
Survivors are son, Leonard Darrell Spencer; stepson, Donivan Lane Sledd and wife Tammy; grandson, Chris Spencer and wife Laney; step grandchildren, April and Roger Linkous; five step great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one niece, Cassandra Grindstaff Campbell (husband Gary) and great nieces Danielle White (husband Chris) and Lindsey Campbell.
She had a great love for crafting and especially the art of quilting.
At Daphne’s request, there will be no visitation. Family and friends who wish may gather at Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville, VA. at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the gravesite to celebrate and remember Daphne’s life. Anyone wishing to make memorial contributions may consider Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1707 Mount Carmel Road, Rock Mount, VA. 24151 or Riner Rescue Squad, PO Box 858, Riner, VA. 24149.