Birdola Blakely Bars was the 9th child born to Darris and Maggie Landrum Blakely on March 26, 1938 in Falls County, Chilton, Texas. She attended Frederick H.S in Chilton, Texas. Birdola moved to Odessa at an early age and was a member of St. James Baptist Church. She worked for many years at Texas Instruments and Carver Elementary. She enjoyed family, cooking, feeding the needy at church and fishing.
Birdola was preceded in death by her parents; Darris and Maggie Blakely and eight of her siblings; Margrette Vann, Jessie W. James, Doris Tuma, Giberta Foster, Johnnie Blakely, W.B. Blakley, Ruthi Mae Foster, and Edward Blakely. She was preceded in death by husbands; Leonard Tucker Smith, Leroy Bars, and Lee Palmer Jr. and from this union readred their only child, Velma Palmer Seymore. She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter; Velma Palmer Seymore of LaMarque, Texas, and one brother L.D Blakely (Fredia) of Dallas, Texas. 3 grandchildren; Chauntauqua Rogers (Joshua) of Albuquerque, New Mexico., Bertrina Woodard (George) of Galveston, Texas., and Alvin Woodard Jr. (Tiffany) of Odessa, Texas., Birdola leaves 6 great grandchildren; Yhaimene, Alvin II, and Kainaja of Odessa, Texas., Treniyah of Galveston, Texas., Khylise of Chicago, Ill., Carmelo of Galveston, Texas., and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends to mourn her passing.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not
want. He maketh me to lie down in
green pastures; He leadeth me beside
still waters. He restoreth my soul; He
leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for His name's sake; Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art
with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they
comfort me; Thou preparest a table
before me in the presence of mine
enemies; Thou anointest my head with
oil, my cup runneth over. Surely
goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life, and I will dwell in
the house of the Lord, forever.
BIrdola Bars of Odessa, Texas passed away on Jun 11, 2022. Her loved ones are composing her obituary, which you will be able to read here.