Charlotte Ann Bird, age 75, of Meridian and formerly of Fort Worth, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at a Meridian nursing facility.
Memorial Services were held on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., at the Meridian First Baptist Church with Rev. Colin Errington officiating.
Charlotte Ann Thetford Bird was born on September 10, 1940 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Columbus and Ruth Lee Thetford. She met the love of her life Armand Bird and they were united in marriage on July 30, 1959 in Denton, Texas. Together the couple had 4 wonderful children. Charlotte and her husband lived in the Fort Worth area for most of her life before moving to Meridian 9 years ago. Mrs. Bird was a member of the Birdville Baptist Church in Haltom City, Texas.
Her life's work was raising a loving family. She made her husband and each child feel loved and special, and soon did the same with every grandchild. Her legacy is her family and the love that she instilled in them. She leaves behind a large family that she dearly loved and they all adored her. She is no longer suffering but rejoicing in Heaven.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Armand Bird of Meridian, children: Kathy Jackson and husband, Mark, of Meridian, Kelly Bird and wife, Carol, of Saginaw, Kristy Hanson of Godley, Karen Biggs and husband, Kelly, of Benbrook; 23 grandchildren: Jeremiah Cheek, Justin Biggs, Shauna Torres, Katrina Jones, James Jackson, Cody Cheek, Mark Bird, Danielle Cheek, Jason Jackson, Cheyanne Benson, Michael Bird, Joshua Biggs, Rachel Bird, Ciarra Walker, Cody Hanson, Sarah Bird, John Bird, Philip Bird, Hannah Hanson, Mik Hanson, Jeffrey Biggs, Caroline Biggs, and Camile Biggs, 11 great-grandchildren; sister: Barbara Lindley and husband, Emile; and numerous other relatives and friends. We are all better people for her being in our lives.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Columbus and Ruth Thetford; son-in-law, Mike Hanson; and granddaughter, Cassidy Biggs.
Comforting words may be shared at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.