Birdie D. Slaughter

Oct. 4, 1929-Aug. 31, 2017

Birdie Dean Slaughter, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, was born on Oct. 4, 1929, to Benjamin Franklin and Bessie Gertrude Cross, in Columbia, Missouri. Birdie entered into eternal rest on Aug. 31, 2017. She was 87.

Birdie attended Douglas High School in Columbia. She was a long-time resident of Kansas City, where she did factory work in the garment district. She spent the latter years of her life as a resident of Blue River Rehabilitation Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Edith Lawrence, Bernice Cross Peach, and Joyce Davis; and her brother, Robert Benjamin Cross, Sr.

Gone from this life but not forgotten, Birdie leaves to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones and friends, and the staff of Blue River Rehabilitation Center.


  1. Harriet Smith on September 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I thought Birdie was quite a woman and I enjoyed the many years of knowing her and sharing laughs with her. We had a regular phone conversation each week after I moved to MA. I miss the calls and will keep Birdie in my heart forever. I trust she is still making people laugh on the other side.

    I know the family will miss this lovely lady.

    Harriet Smith

  2. Ronald Cross on September 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm


  3. Joan Burrell on September 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    My Condolences to the family.
    R.I.P. Joan Burrell( Southfield Mi).

  4. Felicia Peach on September 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    To my Aunt Berdie…May you rest in peace…

  5. Lenora Dawson on September 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    May you rest in peace aunt Birdie I will cherish the memories…..??

  6. Lenora Dawson on September 6, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    May you rest in peace aunt Birdie I will cherish the memories…..

  7. Sheila VanBuskirk on September 7, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    To the family of Birdie, she has a very special place in my heart. She was one of my favorites at Blue River. She brought a smile to my face every time I saw her. She was loved and adored by me and my family.
    May God bring you peace.

  8. Kathy Haffa "Katrina" on September 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    The Love and Sparkle that was most often given in her presence will Always warm my heart with the memory of her.

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