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Byron "Big Byron" Anthony Meade

November 26, 1965 — November 17, 2023


Byron Anthony Meade, affectionately known a "Big Byron" was born November 26, 1965, in Albuquerque, NM to Olevia and the late William Earl Meade. He was the 2nd born of three and the only son.

Byron attended Elementary School at Kirkland, Middle School at Wilson and High School at Albuquerque High. 

Byron's work history is extensive, but he mostly loved his work with the youth at Hogares and Dungarvin's with developmentally disabled adults. His real passion was his Martial Arts.  Byron studied under various Sensei's and achieved numerous belts degrees.

Byron was beloved by many and was affectionately called “Big Byron”.  Byron was the Captain of the Kirt---if there was trouble or a need everyone sought Byron.  He was the ‘big brother’ to many persons and a role model to many of the youth on the street.

On November 17, 2023, Byron transitioned from life on Earth to Eternal Rest.

Byron leaves to mourn his death and cherish his life his mother Olevia Meade; two sisters Jennifer and Yvonne Meade of Albuquerque, NM; two nephews Shaquille Martin-Meade and Achilles Harper from Albuquerque; two nieces Shayrice Harper (Michael) and Shekinah Lewis of Albuquerque; The Love of his life Michelle Wells; uncles William Hayden (Teresa), Dennis Hayden of Albuquerque and Dwayne Hayden ( ) of Arkansas; aunts Ledora Cunningham (Ollie) of Albuquerque; Sharon McJoy (Willie), Denise Hayden of Arkansas; and a host of cousins and friends.

We invite all who knew Byron Meade to join us in celebrating his life at Strong Thorne Mortuary located at 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Visitation services will be held on December 1, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This will be an opportunity for friends and family to gather and pay their respects.

The Funeral Service will take place on December 2, 2023, starting at 11:00 AM, also at Strong Thorne Mortuary. We will come together once more to honor his memory and share stories of how he enriched our lives.

Byron will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His spirit, kindness, and unwavering positivity will continue to inspire us. Though our hearts ache with grief, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives and carry it within us as we move forward.

May Byron Meade rest in eternal peace, knowing that his legacy of love and compassion lives on within those who had the privilege of knowing him.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, December 1, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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