Stella Byrd



Age: 85


Summary: mother of James Byrd, Jr., a black man who was dragged to death by three white men during a racially-motivated attack on a country road in Southeast Texas that shocked the world in 1998, in which two men eventually were sent to death row for the murder and the other received a life prison sentence.



Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure


Born: March 21, 1925


Died: October 6, 2010


Location: Beaumont, Texas