Memorial service for Alice Byrd

Alice Byrd

Just a quick note here to say that a memorial service for Alice Byrd, the longtime box-office manager at the Mark Two Dinner Theater, will be Monday May 16.

And here’s more: The service will be 6-9 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2815 N. Galloway Road, Lakeland.

Alice’s daughter, Tracy Slater, says that her mother wanted to go out with a bang. So Tracy is combining Alice’s ashes with those of her late son Bobby and planning to put then into fireworks and shoot them up into the air “and light the sky up with red, white, and blue.”

In place of flowers, Tracy has opened a fireworks fund at MidFlorida Bank. The account number is 97439, and you can make checks out payable to Tracy Slater.

Sounds like a fitting explosion for a woman with a big, big heart.

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