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Obituaries

Obituaries

Birdie Mae Wilburn 1916 - 2010 Lawrence

Funeral services for Birdie Mae Wilburn, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Wilburn was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Lexington, Tenn., the daughter of George W. and Anna Jane King Small.
She attended Montgomery High School, Lexington, Tenn., and was a graduate of the Madame C.J. Walker College of Beauty.
Mrs. Wilburn was a member of the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church. She was a mother of the church and at one time served as president of the Women’s Auxiliary. She was a member of the Montgomery Alumni Association, American Legion Auxiliary-Argonne Post, the Friendship Club, and a life member of the NAACP.
She was active in the Community Chest. She was involved in many philanthropic activities supporting charitable and nonprofit organizations.
Mrs. Wilburn is survived by two sons, Howard J. Wilburn, Lawrence, and Del E. Wilburn, Topeka; two daughters, Joyce E. Haile Selassie, Lawrence, and Vicki L. Wilburn, Gainesville, Texas; a sister, Inez Flakes, Lexington, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Dr. Tsion E. Haile Selassie, Gainesville, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, William and Noah Malé, Gainesville, Texas.
Friends may call prior to the services Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The family suggests memorials to the United Negro College Fund, which may be sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.