Anna Laura Bird

March 29, 1943April 19, 2014

Anna Laura Bird, 71, of Staunton passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at her residence. Born March 29, 1943 in Beach, VA, she was the daughter of the late Taylor O. and Virginia L. Bird. Anna was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Staunton. She retired as an elementary school teacher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James T. Bird; nephew, James I. Bird; great-nephew, Gabriel A. Bird; brother-in-law, Bill Parker. Survivors include her siblings, Sarah B. Parker, Mary B. Smith, John T. Bird and wife, Angie, Martha B. Smith, David L. Bird and wife, Ramona and Paul D. Bird and wife, Dorleen; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Pastor Mary Johns officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Mausoleum & Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont. Arrangements under the direction of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes Staunton Chapel, Staunton, VA.



  • Visitation Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 22, 2014


  • Interment

Anna Laura Bird

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Louise Whipple

April 26, 2014

Anna's faithfulness to her church was an inspiration to me. She was always serving even as her illness must have made it more difficult.

Sharyn Billings

April 23, 2014

I worked with Anna when we were teachers in the Staunton CIty School system. She was dedicated to the welfare of her students.

Karen Austin

April 21, 2014

I had the honor of working with Anna through our Church. She was, indeed, a very special person. Even during her battle with cancer, she always thought of others and reached out to them in compassion.

Anna, rest in peace. You have won your battle as you are now in Heaven restored to health and well-being in your heavenly body. I will miss you, and your Church family will miss you. You were an inspiration to so many.

Meredith Arneson

April 20, 2014

Anna and I met several years ago and worked together with the leadership team/planning team for Valley Women's Connection of the Greater Staunton, Virginia area. I know her battle with cancer was a tough one but this former elementary school teacher was exemplary in the positive attitude she consistently displayed as she continued to contribute to our community while battling her serious illness. It was an honor, a pleasure and a privilege to work with such a professional and, at the same time, amicable and extremely caring woman. She will be thought of often and very much missed. Our prayers are with her family. With deepest sympathy, Meredith Arneson