Patricia Byrum Kirtz

Published 5:00 pm Monday, November 1, 2021

Patricia “Pat” Byrum Kirtz, 65, of Henrico, passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2021, after a long illness. She is the daughter of the late Lewis Pharoah Byrum and Beatrice Dail Wells Byrum.  She was predeceased by her niece, Tammy Barber.

Pat is survived by her husband of 36 years, Paul Byron Kirtz; her sister and brother-in-law, Frances Harrell (Alan); her brother, Samuel Wells; her brother-in-law, John E. Kirtz (Donna) and her stepmother-in-law, Beverly Kirtz. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews,  Stephanie Wagaman (Greg), Scott Gay and Brandon Wells; two step-nieces, Regina and Kelly; 14 great-nieces and nephews and four great-great-nieces and nephews. Pat was especially close to her aunt, Eloise Early.  

Pat grew up in Suffolk and graduated from Nansemond Suffolk Academy.  She attended Chowan College and graduated from Longwood University.  She moved to Richmond and started her career with Maryland National Industrial Finance.  After working for the County of Henrico for several years, she began a 25-year career in the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, retiring in 2016. 


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A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 10, at Liberty Spring Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Res Spears and Dr. Richard Early officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pat’s honor to Liberty Spring Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 4213 Whaleyville Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23234 ( or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at Bon Secours Community Hospice House in Chesterfield.  A complete obituary may be viewed and condolences may be registered at