Mrs. Melba Jo Patterson Birdsong, age 85 of Lester Drive, Boaz, Alabama died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Marshall Medical Center South.
Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at McRae Chapel, with Bro. Mike Springfield and Bro. David Johnson officiating, interment to follow in Bethsaida Cemetery. McRae Funeral Home of Boaz, Alabama is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 - 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Birdsong was born in Alabama on Oct. 8, 1928 to Joe Thomas & Jessie Mae Rogers Patterson. She lived in the Boaz area her entire life. She retired from the Boaz School Lunch room. She is a member of the Boaz & Marshall County Craft Clubs and a member of the Bethsaida Baptist Church.
Mrs. Birdsong is survived by her Husband of 64 years: Joe Conner "J. C." Birdsong of Boaz, Son & Daughter-in-Law: Randall & Carol Birdsong of Huntsville, Daughter: Connie Birdsong, Grandsons: Conner Birdsong, Wesley & Holly Birdsong, Great granddaughter: Tait Birdsong, Sisters: Nola Dean Alexander and Peggy Vest both of Boaz, Lifelong friends: Mae Ingram and Dean & Doug Willard, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her Parents: Joe Thomas & Jessie Mae Patterson, Brothers: Jack Patterson and Leon Patterson, Sisters: Sally Beam and Jean Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Conner Birdsong and Wesley Birdsong, Mike Shell, Kevin Ellis, Paul Patterson, Dan Patterson, Jeff Alexander, Ricky Wayne McGhee and Michael "Tater" Vest.
The family is accepting flowers or suggests donations to the Marshall County Hospice or the Marshall County Cancer Center.