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.
April 12, 2014