Funeral held for Bronx mother of 13

A mother to 13 children was remembered Wednesday by those who grew up at the Andrew Jackson Houses and say she was their mom, too.

Rosalyn Byrd had 13 children, including six stepchildren, 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Rosalyn Byrd had 13 children, including six stepchildren, 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. (6/24/15)

THE BRONX - A mother to 13 children was remembered Wednesday by those who grew up at the Andrew Jackson Houses and say she was their mom, too.

Rosalyn Byrd died last week after battling cancer for a year. The 78-year-old had 13 children, including six stepchildren, 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

A horse-drawn carriage carrying her casket looped around the Andrew Jackson Houses in Melrose, where she was a mother figure to many residents.

Neighbors say Byrd's procession was wonderful because it represented how beautiful she was.

The wake for Byrd was held Tuesday. It was also attended by dozens of people who grew up at the Andrew Jackson Houses.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 1 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 2 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 22 3 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 22
Police have made an arrest in connection with 4 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Witnesses say someone tried to snatch a baby 5 Witness: Suspect attempts to abduct baby from stroller

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE