November 19, 1957 - May 20, 2017
Elitha Louise Tasby was born to Lee Andrew Tasby and Joyce Louise Dallas Tasby on November 19, 1957. Affectionately known as "Litha" or "Jill" and she was also known for her blond hair. Elitha grew up in Austin and attended the Austin Public Schools. She loved the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns. She professed a hope in Christ at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend L. K. Jones Elitha was the proud mother to a son and daughter. She became a proud stepmother and grandmother when she married Johnny Byrd. She found her place in life as a caregiver for the elderly and disabled for many years. Elitha helped raise her many nieces and nephews as well as other children of " the village." One of her greatest pleasures was when they owned "The Fish Net Restaurant" on East 12th Street. Elitha always kept everyone laughing and was known for her good fish and sweet tea. Elitha was preceded in death by her parents Lee Andrew, Sr. and Joyce Tasby, grandfather Jackson Dallas and grandmother Lillian "DI" Overton Dallas, brother Darrell "Puggie" Tasby and nepbew Erin Courtney "Muddie" Tasby. She leaves to cherish her memories a husband, Johnny Byrd, son; Cedric Tasby (Houston, Texas), daughter, Brandis Tasby (Austin, Texas) step daughter; Yumekie Byrd (Dallas, Texas), grandson; Kelvin Campbell, Jr., granddaughter; Kenya Wicker, sisters; Linda Gayle Byrd, Andrea Sue Norwood, Patricia Tasby-Reaves, Carol Renee Tasby & Donna Lynn Tasby, brothers; Lee Andrew Tasby, Jr. (Melanie) & Robert “Bluto” Tasby, seven nephews; Donald Dallas (Tonya), Shawn Tasby (Kelly), Lee Andrew III, Patrick Stephon Tasby, Thomas Dawson, Samuel Byrd (Destiny) & Cortlyn Thomas, eight nieces; Joyce Elaine Richards, Sion Tasby, Akeila Tasby, LaTrion Wilson-Tasby, Shamir Tasby-Fisher (Kendrick), Brittany Tasby, Tamika Andrews, Tiffany Klair (Perminder) & Sharell Carter, ten great nephews, Donald Dallas II, Brajhon Crenshaw, Cyrion Morrison, Sean Austin Tasby, Kellen Tasby, Kaleb Tasby, Courtney Dawson, Asamay Castillio, Trayvon McGowan & Perminder Klair, Jr.; fourteen great nieces; Earieon Tasby, Kiara Finney, Brooklin Fisher, Bailee Fisher, Raniah Whitley, Jaliyah Tasby, Teyannah Tasby, Tamaya Tasby, Peityn Thomas, Addison Dickson, Cory Thomas, Shaliyah Day, Shyiza Day, SaPryze Castillio, four great-great nieces; Jayda Dallas, SiMiyah Gay, Erynn Gay, Danielle Dallas & D'Maya Gay; aunt Margaret Green; extended Family Bobbie Jones & family, LaTrice Wilson, Tiffany Sellers, Christina Spears, Denotra Neal & the Loreto Drive Crew; God-daughters, Tondra Williams & Michelle Perkins. Her very close friend Julia Benford, Betty Williams, Cherry Davidson and a host of other family members and friends.
Elitha Louise Tasby was born to Lee Andrew Tasby and Joyce Louise Dallas Tasby on November 19, 1957. Affectionately known as "Litha" or "Jill" and she was also known for her blond hair. Elitha grew up in Austin and attended the Austin Public... View Obituary & Service Information
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