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BIrdola Blakely Bars

March 26, 1938 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 84)


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.


23rd Psalm

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.

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June 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Martinez Funeral Home ~Inside Chapel~

Celebration of Life
June 23, 2022

10:00 AM
St James Baptist Church
2212 E. 11th St
Odessa, TX 79761

Interment following funeral service
June 23, 2022

Ector County Cemetery Rosehill Section

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