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At 5:48pm on January 19, 2020, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Ms. Florence Byers McSween, age 65, of Dallas passed away on March 29, 2016 from a tragic automobile accident. 

Florence is preceded in death by her youngest son EOD1 Joseph Adam McSween.

Florence was born on January 1, 1951 in Sheffield, Alabama to, Mrs. June Stringer and the late Mr. Herman Alvin Byers. Florence was a retired teacher having worked for both the Valdosta, GA and Paulding County Georgia School System. She was an active member of the Burnt Hickory Church of Christ. In addition to her involvement at church, Florence enjoyed being active in several military support organizations, most notably the American Gold Star Mothers. She was presently serving a second term as West Georgia president, and previously served as Dept. President for the State of Georgia. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing and quilting.

At 1:58pm on September 8, 2011, Robert Schenck said…

Thank you, Florance for accepting me as a new NavyDad friend.  I'm not sure if you saw my comments on FaceBook "NavyDads" ?  You asked if I could make a picture for you ... and I did.  It's posted on FaceBook now. Have a great and Blessed day :)


Robert Schenck

(Retired USN/CPO)

At 11:20pm on December 31, 2010, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
I just wanted to stop by and say Happy New Year and Happy Birthday. I heard you were another year younger and that is some special.
At 9:28pm on July 22, 2009, carol said…
Thanks for writing. I'm doing fine. A busy summer so far. Went to see my daughter and family. Had a great time with the grandkids. Went to visit the parents. Celebrated my dad's 79th bday and saw him march in a small parade with his fellow VFW. Saw my MIL who had broke her hip earlier this summer. Now waiting for Craig to go off on deployment. His first. Love your pics. God bless. Take care.
At 7:57pm on July 22, 2009, margie said…
Hello Florence
Thanks for your recent e-mail.
I enjoy all of your photos and tributes to Adam.
My son is in the Navy Reserve as a Medic. The Navy has yet to send him over seas.
It is a pleasure to have you as my friend.
At 10:43am on January 4, 2009, Cindy said…
Florence, I want to first tell you Thank you for joining the site I am EG's wife. I admire you for the courage you have and the strength, I can see by the pictures how proud you were of Adam it is a honor for our children to serve our country, there is a special place in my heart for all of our military for what they do for us. You and your family are very blessed to have had such a hero in your lives. Thank you for sharing your story with us and I hope to talk to you more.God bless you, Cindy
At 10:36pm on January 3, 2009, margie said…
Hello again!
I am so sorry!!
How did your son die?
They photos are very beautiful.
I would like to know more about you.
At 5:06pm on January 3, 2009, margie said…
Thank you for inviting me to be your friend.
My son just graduated from Camp Pendleton and he is in the Navy Reserve. he will be home fro the time being. He will attend meetings once a month here in Phoenix.
Whose funeral are these photos of? Is your son in any of them?
At 10:49am on January 3, 2009, Carol said…
Florence, Thank you for inviting me to be your friend. Your story is amazing. How a mother faces a loss like you have had to bear, my prayers and support go out to you. Looking at the pictures of Adam, his wife and children, I will continue to pray for peace for your family. If you need a friend, I am here. God Bless!
At 9:38am on January 3, 2009, Natalie aka ~ Shanes Mom~ said…
Thank you for the invite Florence, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

At 7:31am on January 3, 2009, Pat said…
Thank you for yourinvite. Please know that your loss is shouldered by many hearts. I wish your family a peaceful new year in which to heal. Please don't hesitate to write if you need a shoulder to lean on.
At 11:22am on January 1, 2009, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Florence ! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun and useful as I have. Explore and make some friends, add your comments to a discussion or two, read the postings in the various groups-- even start one or two. I have! I'm lucky enough to have two sailors- my son Eric is almost half-way through a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat recently returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).

Adam is an example of what has made this country great Florence. My words cannot express my thanks to you for raising such a fine example of what we call a hero...someone that is willing to stand up for what he believes and to pay the ultimate sacrifice for that belief. We at NavyDads are honored to have you as a member Florence. May the Lord bless you and your familiy in 2009. Best Regards- Paul
At 11:12am on January 1, 2009, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
Florence, words can not express the sadness in my heart for your family. We will always be grateful for the sacrifice your son has given to this great country. He is a true military Hero and will never be forgotten. Us dads are here to help in anyway we can. Navydads is in the process right now building a memorial page to our fallen Sailors. Myself and member dadofchris are working together in this effort. He also lost his son while serving. If you are interested once this page is built we would love to honor Adam on it. It is brave men like Adam that make this the greatest place on earth to live. The sacrifice these Sailors make are unselfish. They do it so that others do not have to. Adam is why we call America " The Home Of The Brave ". That is because of your son. I thank him for his service and thank him for giving my children a brighter future.
Sincerely, EG


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