Christine C Bird

August 10, 1926February 11, 2018

Mrs. Daisy Christine Bird, 91, of Dunwoody, GA, a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Sandy Springs, GA, died Sunday, February 11, 2018. Christine was the third of six children of the late Charles Jefferson Cobern and Lida Carroll Cobern. She was born in Bell Sumpter, AL; grew up in Maplesville, AL; lived in Montgomery, AL; graduated from Sydney Lanier High School in Montgomery, AL; and she attended one year at Auburn University. Christine enjoyed working in the research lab for the CDC in Alabama. After marrying the late Buford Cosby Bird, Jr., they moved to Atlanta, GA and started a family.

She is survived by her three children: her son, Charles Bird, and his wife, Sue, of Burlington, VT; her daughter, Betty Peppers, of Braselton, GA; and her daughter, Tina Byers, and her husband, Steve, of Easley, SC; and 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, her sister, Valeta Bush and her husband, Ed; two nephews, four nieces, and a cousin, Elizabeth Hayes.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Buford Cosby Bird, Jr., on December 16, 2011; and her daughter, Lynda Chevis Kwok, on September 23, 2003; one brother, Carroll Cobern; and her sisters, Evelyn Cobern, Lilly Blanton, and Alice Cobern

Christine came to receive Christ as her Savior through radio Bible teachers and the First Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

Christine was a devoted, hard-working wife, mother, homemaker, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend with a keen, listening-heart. She loved the outdoors, especially gardening. She had a great love for Jews, that they would all come to know Christ as their Messiah.

Thank you to all who showed loving-kindness to Christine during her lifetime. On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the visitation for Daisy Christine Bird will be at Sandy Springs Chapel (136 Mount Vernon Hwy Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328) at 10:00 AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM. The burial service will follow at Arlington Memorial Park (201 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328) at 12:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Christine Cobern Bird to Bob Jones University at 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614. Shalom.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Funeral Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Graveside Commital Saturday, February 17, 2018

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Dr Nate Bednar

February 16, 2018

Christine along with her husband Buford were faithful members of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Sandy Springs, GA. Christine had a love for the Lord and a desire for everyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. To that end, Christine spent a large portion of her life telling others of God's love for them, by sending his son Jesus Christ to die on a cross to save them from their sin. We rejoice that Christine is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Christine's message to all reading her life story is that having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important decision you will ever make. Repent of your sin today and place your faith in Jesus Christ for salvation. He alone can save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity)! "Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost those who come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them." Hebrews 7:25
Dr. Nate Bednar, pastor
Metropolitan Baptist Church
4795 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30342