|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1921|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 2004|
Clyde Marie Bird, 82, a longtime resident of Hempstead, died February 15 at Trinity Care Center in Brenham after a lengthy illness. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Canon Funeral Home in Waller. Visitation will be Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. A graveside service and burial will at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Sparkman, Arkansas Saturday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Bird is survived by her husband of 60 years, C.W. and son and daughter-in-law David and Marilyn, all of Hempstead; son and daughter-in-law Craig and Melissa Bird of San Antonio; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberly Lamm and Stephanie Millington of Temple, Coby Bird of Fort Worth and Brant Bird of Pleasanton; six great grandchildren, and a sister and two brothers of Camden, Arkansas.
Born in Fordyce, Arkansas on June 26, 1921, Mrs. Bird was the 1939 valedictorian of Harmony Grove (Arkansas) High School and was actively involved in church work throughout her life, especially the Woman’s Missionary Union and teaching Bible classes. She played a key role in the organization of the first Baptist church in Iceland in 1962-63 and was appointed a short-term missionary to Kenya, East Africa 1987-88 by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Foreign Mission Board. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hempstead.
The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to the “Launch Fund” of Hope Community Church, P.O. Box 1716, Belton, Texas, 76513. This is a just-forming congregation led by Rev. Mike Bergman, former pastor of FBC Hempstead.
Transcribed from www.canonfuneralhome.com and provided by contributor Gary Owens
Charles W. Bird (1921 - ____)*
Chapel Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 13, 2011
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