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Laura Lea Birdwell

Laura Lea Birdwell peacefully passed away April 1, 2014 at MD Andersen Hospital in Houston, Texas, under the care of the ICU medical staff, and holding the hands of her family after a lengthy courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on July 23, 1968 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Billye and Zachary Mumey.

Survivors include her husband Sean Birdwell of Searcy, son Matthew Bridges of Searcy, stepdaughter Chloe Birdwell of Atlanta, GA, stepson Cory Birdwell of Searcy, Mother Billye Newcomb of Jacksonville, AR, Sister Sonya German of Jacksonville AR, Sister Jeanne Ann Stasny of Dallas TX, Nephew Ryan Stasny of Dallas TX, Neice Olivia Stasny of Orlando FL, Nephew Reece Mumey of Arkadephia AR, Sister in laws: Deborah Shepard of Houston TX, Sara McGinnis of Searcy and Donna Walker of Malvern, AR.

She was baptized into Christ at age 14 at Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy. She and Sean have been members of the Westside Church of Christ since their marriage on June 25, 2005. Laura was a graduate of Searcy High School and she received her Bachelors Degree in Accounting at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was an accounting manager at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock where she worked for over 15 years. She was also a member of the Society of Research Administrators.

Laura was passionately devoted to God, her family, friends and her work. She loved all animals and was actively involved in animal rescue. She lived her life committed to excellence and gave her all, in everything she did.

Words cannot express how deeply she will be missed by so many that loved her. She had an uncanny ability to make everyone feel so special and loved.

We request that Laura's legacy of unyielding, unconditional love be continued by all that knew her.

Memorial Services will be 1:00p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at West Side Church of Christ.

  • Memorial Service

    April 12, 2014
    1:00 PM

    Westside Church of Christ

    709 West Arch Avenue
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 268-2951

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I just wanted to thank you all for posting these in memory of Laura. Laura was my sister, my best friend and my inspiration. I will never get over losing her so early in life, but I live on keeping her with me in my heart...she was the most passionate person I have ever known...so loving...so intense...such a hard worker...such a sincere person...words just cant describe her...I love and miss you my sister...may you rest in peace...

Posted by jeanne ann stasny - dallas, TX - sister   January 04, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Laura and I were in high school together; though we weren't close friends, I always liked her and would get a smile whenever I did see her. My condolences go out to all of her family.

Posted by Leah Brooks - friend   April 30, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Laura & I were close friends growing up in Cloverdale together. She & her sisters would spend the night often & we'd play truth or dare. We always had lots of fun. Laura was always the sweetest person. My family will be praying for the Mumey & Birdwell families.

Posted by Kim Nugent - Searcy, AR - friend   April 15, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am Casey Randall's mother-in-law. I want you all to know that Laura and her battle for life touched many people that didn't even actually know her. Casey told me so many wonderful things about Laura. My heart and prayers are with you all.
God be with you.
Betsy Randall

Posted by Betsy Randall - Ellsworth, MI - brandall@charter.net   April 10, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My heart is with Laura's family. Her beautiful spirit will continue to shine on through those that were so blessed to know her. I know she is happy and at peace now and her Faith and trust in God strengthened mine even more. These gifts Laura gave me I am forever thankful. We were joined together thru the awful diagnosis of cancer and found a very special place in our hearts that connected. I love you Laura. Thank you for being my amazing friend and I miss you so much.

Posted by Casey Randall - Anchorage, AK - Friend   April 10, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you all doing this time. May God surround you with his love, grace and mercy.

Posted by Sandra Larry - LITTLE ROCK, AR - ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL EMP   April 09, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

May God be with you all in your time of sorrow.

Posted by Rita    April 09, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Laura, our thoughts and prayers go out to Sean during this difficult time.

From all of us at Marple Auto Sales

Posted by Shelly Everett - Beebe, AR - friend   April 09, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I love you Laura, May you rest in peace now in the arms of the Lord. You will always be in my heart sweet Laura. Laura was truly one of a KIND, an angel.

Love Always Your friend Rita

Posted by Rita D'Antona - FL - Friend   April 09, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Laura was one of the nicest people i have ever met. I am so sorry for your loss and may God be with you all.

Posted by James Lay - Bryant, AR - Friend   April 09, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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