August 27th, 2020 - August 5th, 2020
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Willie Lee Birden Sr. was born August 27, 1945 in Walls,
Mississippi to the union of Jesse Bird and Mary Bucher who
preceded him in death.
Willie (Mane) attended school in Walls, Mississippi. He later got
married and started his family in 1964. Shortly after that, he
moved to Chicago where he began his career as a construction
worker for many years.
Willie was known for being a "Jack of all Trades.” He enjoyed
fishing with his two closest friends Shaw and Lewis, but most
of all he loved spending time with his children.
He is preceded in death by: One son, Michael Earl Birden; and
three sisters, Patricia, Ella and Annie.
Willie leaves to cherish his memories: Ten children, Jacqueline
(Caleb), Willie (Carolyn), Galvester (Kenya), Carolyn, Pamela
(Denzil), Calvin (Sara), Darren, John, Anthony and Elinza
(Victor); seven siblings, Juliuse Nathan, Shirley Wilders, Frank
Booker, Nancy Madden, Lillian Madden (Quincy), Bay Bay
Booker and Sam Harris: and a host of grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins and many friends.
You will always be in our heart...because in there you're still
alive. Love you always Daddy/Pop
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    Saturday August 15th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday August 15th, 2020 10:00am
    Smith and Thomas Funeral Home
    5708 West Madison st
    CHICAGO, IL 60644
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Posted at 10:15pm
Dad I love you and miss you happy birthday rest in paradise
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Sorry for your lost family hate we couldn't make it due to everything going on this is cousin frog and my family keeping you all in our prayers/hearts
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