Sarah Steed Byers


Sarah Steed Byers, 81, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2020.

She passed peacefully at home under the care of her family and Hearth Hospice. Sarah was born on Nov. 18, 1938.

 Her family was her greatest joy. She was a homemaker until her youngest children were in elementary school. She was incredibly talented and creative in painting, cooking, and sewing. 

She was kind and compassionate to everyone in her life. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and prayed for her family without ceasing.

 Sarah was a piano accompanist at Wesley United Methodist Church, Munsey Methodist Church choir member, and Sweet Adeline’s Quartet member.

 She was a dorm mother, taught Nancy Taylor charm courses and later became treasurer of Steed College in Johnson City.

 Later in her life, she became a licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist, owning two full-service beauty salon/spas with her children until she retired; one in Old Town, Alexandria, Va., and the other in Cleveland.

 Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Byers; and her parents, Carlos and Mollie Steed.

 She is survived by her children: Becky Byers Davis, Charlie Byers and wife, Denise, David Byers and wife, Lisa, and Cary Byers; her brother, Howard Steed and wife, Allison; her grandchildren: Jordan Davis Vecchio and husband, Steven, Timothy Davis and wife, Gabby, Chad Byers and wife, Alicia, Drew Byers and wife, Jessica, Cameron Byers, and Kirsten Byers; and her great-grandchildren: Kennedy Vecchio, Connor Vecchio, Bailey Byers and Barrett Byers.

 The family will have a Celebration of Life memorial service, to be announced at a later date. 

 You are encouraged to share a memory of Sarah, and/or your personal condolences with her family, by visiting her memorial webpage and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home is honored to assist her family with these arrangements.



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