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Birdie Sue Moss
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Obituary for Birdie Sue Moss

Birdie Sue Moss, 79-year-old longtime Welch resident, went to be with her Lord, on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her granddaughter’s home in Tulsa. She was born November 4, 1938 in Baxter Springs, Kansas to Ward E. Paxson and Mary Elizabeth (Gillespie) Paxson. Birdie worked a as Registered Nurse many places in the area, including, Eastern State Hospital, Craig General Hospital, Miami Baptist Hospital and Renaissance, from 1965 until her retirement. She received her degree in nursing from NEO A&M College in Miami. Birdie was a member of the Apostolic Life United Pentecostal Church in Vinita. She loved to read, bake, crochet, doing word searches, and especially loving and taking care of her family.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Sterling Nathaniel Moss in 2015, a daughter, Yvonne Ann Moss, great-grandsons, Kaleb Polk and Christopher Moss; siblings, Ralph Paxson and James Paxson.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd J. Moss, Sr; children, Floyd Moss and wife Carolyn of Bluejacket, Teresa Tipton and husband Rick of Vinita, Tim Moss of Bluejacket; grandchildren, SSGT Floyd Moss, III and wife Ann, Misty Moss, Beth Moss, Teresa and Ryan Peyton, Brittnie and Dulton Swearingen; eleven great-grandchildren; siblings, Judy Parham, Mary Lewis, John Paxson, Donald Paxson and a very special friend, Helen Ewers of Welch.
The visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 5-7 PM at the Apostolic Life United Pentecostal Church, 302 N Miller Street, Vinita, OK 74301.
The celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Apostolic Life United Pentecostal Church, with Pastor Dale Stephens and Pastor Bruce Winch officiating. Interment will follow at the Walker Cemetery west of Welch. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home of Vinita.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Apostolic Life United Pentecostal Church

302 N Miller St.
Vinita, OK 74301





11:00 AM
Apostolic Life United Pentecostal Church

302 N Miller St.
Vinita, OK 74301

Cemetery Details


Walker Cemetery

E 70 Rd
Welch, Oklahoma 74369


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