Linda A. Bird, 66, of Slater, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. No funeral services are planned. Memorials are suggested to Big Bend Retreat or Slater Ambulance District.
Born Sept. 22, 1942, in Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harvey L. and Barbara Koris Melton. On Nov. 25, 1971, in Slater, she married Ronnie R. Bird, who preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2009. She was employed at Big Bend Retreat in Slater for 35 years, first as a certified nursing assistant and later in housekeeping.
She is survived by two sons, Dale Winston of Slater and William "Billy" Winston of rural Gilliam; one daughter, Verinda Rieves of Pilot Grove; five grandchildren; one brother, Harvey L. Melton of Raleigh, N.C.; and one sister, Barbara McComas of the state of Tennessee.