Alberta Anne “Birdie” Richardson


12 p.m.
July 10, 2021
First Baptist Church


American Cancer Society
Relay For Life

{Nov. 14, 1963 - May 30, 2021}

Alberta Anne Richardson, known as “Birdie”, 57, of Memphis died May 30, 2021 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

She was born the daughter of Richard and Phoebe (Blackmer) Spencer on November 14, 1963 in Cass City, MI.

Birdie attended schools in Caro, MI, where she graduated from Caro High School. After graduation, Birdie moved around a lot. She lived in Hawaii, Minnesota and North Dakota before settling in Missouri.

Birdie was a CPC (Certified Professional Coder) and worked remotely as a medical coder for Trinity Health out of Minot, ND. She loved her job and did it for almost 10 years. Birdie also received optical training.

When she was younger, she worked at Howard’s Beauty Academy as a stylist and later as a teacher. Birdie ran cross country when she was in high school.

Birdie loved to travel. She took every chance she got to travel, it was her passion.

There weren’t many things she could not do. Birdie was the strongest, kindest and most loving person to everyone she met.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Carmen Spencer, in 2001.

She is survived by her parents; children: Marty Sorensen, Holly Brandstetter, Elijah Richardson and Hannah Small; siblings: Laura Ewald, Rose Martin and Richard Spencer; nine grandchildren; many adopted grandchildren and family. She loved them all like they were her own.

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  1. My heart goes out to her family.

    Birdie will be greatly missed. She was a fun loving, person who loved God, her county, and most of all family. She had a personality that would brighten the room. She took in many people and treated us and them like family. I will forever be lost without her.

    Comment by Darcy NICKELSON on June 14, 2021 at 7:29 pm
  2. I only got to know Birdie for a short time. However, the time was enough to know she was a very special person. I will greatly miss her! My thoughts and prayers are with all of her children, family, and friends. She will live on through them.

    Comment by Vernon Welschmeyer on June 15, 2021 at 8:42 pm
  3. She was a great mom to her kids my heart is deeply sorry

    Comment by Logan donnay on June 16, 2021 at 1:44 am
  4. Such a tragic loss for the family. My prayers are with you all

    Comment by Patti on June 16, 2021 at 11:12 am
  5. She is definitely going to be missed. Even though we didn’t do much visiting when we got older we sure did when we was younger. I have lots of memories to hold of the family.

    R.I.P. Alberta

    Comment by Jean Seeley on June 16, 2021 at 12:21 pm
  6. The staff of the American Cancer Association at is sorry to hear of Birdie’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in her name and our sincere condolences go out to her family.

    Comment by American-Cancer-Association on June 17, 2021 at 3:50 pm
  7. My heart goes out to the family, I’m truly sorry for your loss. My condolences and prayers to the family, specially her kids and grandkids.

    Comment by Adam Peterson on June 21, 2021 at 6:25 am
  8. Alberta was a wonderful woman she was always cheerful and loved family i was privileged to be her Aunt R.I.P Birde and fly high with the angels

    Comment by Diane Hoyt on June 25, 2021 at 7:00 am
  9. Love you Bert. Rest in Heavenly Peace GF. Will miss you forever. I’m so thankful for our friendship and great memories. Please give my honey a hug up there for me.

    Comment by Sherry Nutt on June 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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