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Annie Lee (Simmons) Birdow

August 19, 1928 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Annie Lee Birdow Obituary

Annie Lee Birdow, of Palestine, Texas, is now in the presence of our loving Lord and Savior.  Annie Lee passed away surrounded by the love and warmth of her family in the early hours of Sunday, the 21st day of January 2024, at the age of 95.  She was born in Oakwood, Texas, on the 19th day of August 1928 to parents Mack "Buster" Simmons and Minnie Goree.  Her life was a testament to her unwavering faith, her boundless love for others, and her infectious laughter that filled every room.

Annie Lee was a cherished member of Salt Works Road Church of Christ and Crockett Road Church of Christ, where her dedication and service touched the lives of many. Her commitment to her faith was evident in her daily life and in the love she shared with those around her.

Annie Lee found joy in the simple pleasures of life: the aroma of her cooking filled her home, her garden still blooms with the care she gave it, and her knack for interior decorating made her surroundings as warm and welcoming as her personality. She was truly artistic, with a flair for creating beauty in everything she did.

Those who knew Annie Lee will remember her for her great sense of humor and her ability to find laughter in any situation. She was a loving soul, whose friendliness knew no bounds. She loved people wholeheartedly, and her presence was a comfort and a joy to all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Annie Lee's legacy is one of love, laughter, and friendship. Her memory will be treasured and kept alive in the hearts of those who loved her.  She leaves behind her children, James Wayne Birdow and Willie Mae, of Spring, Texas, Anthony Dwayne Birdow, of Broomfield, Colorado, and Angela Renee Birdow, of Palestine, Texas; sister, Margie Nell Holman, of Houston, Texas; brother, David Goree, of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Lashun Wayne Birdow, Christina Ruth, Phillip Pierre, Adrian Jovan, Corey Martin; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In Heaven, Annie Lee joins her parents, Buster and Minnie Simmons; husband, James Martin Birdow; siblings, Fred Johnson, Mildred Barrett Ellis, F.G. Goree, Liller Faye Hayes; daughter-in-law, Marian W. Birdow; and her grandson, Michael Dwayne.

A funeral service to celebrate Annie Lee’s life is to be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon, on Saturday, the 3rd day of February 2024 at Crockett Road Church of Christ with Dan Manuel officiating the service.  

Friends are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the start of the service at Crockett Road Church of Christ.

A graveside service will follow on Monday, the 5th day of February 2024, at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, at 13102 North Fwy,  Houston, Texas 77060. The service will commence at half past one o'clock in the afternoon.  Annie Lee’s final resting place will be a peaceful sanctuary where her loved ones can find solace and remember the remarkable life she lived.

Funeral services for Annie Lee Birdow are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.

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February 3, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Crockett Road Church of Christ
1717 Crockett Road
Palestine, TX 75801

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

1:00 PM
Crockett Road Church of Christ
1717 Crockett Road
Palestine, TX 75801

Graveside Service
February 5, 2024

1:30 PM
Earthman Resthaven Cemetery
13102 North Fwy
Houston, TX 77060


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