A Glimpse Into Her Life
The sweet and precious life of Birdia Carter Flint came to a close on Friday, September 20, 2019 at National Park Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She lived a full life of 87 years.
Birdia was born on February 26, 1932 in Sparkman, Arkansas as a twin to Monroe and Sarah Lock Carter.
She accepted Christ at a young age and was a life-long member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She served faithfully on the pastor’s aide committee. Birdia was a graduate of the Sparkman Training School. She worked as a home health provider for many throughout the community and was a natural born caregiver. She married O. D. Flint and to this union one daughter Elaine was born.
Birdia enjoyed cooking, fishing and traveling. She was a strong fixture of the Craig and Lock Family Reunion and spent quality time with family, both young and seasoned.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, O.D. Flint; her son, Marcus Flint; her brothers, Elmer Carter, Horace Carter, Sr., Oscar Carter, L. C. Carter, and Fred Carter; her sisters, Snorine Johnson, Sally Nelson and Annie Laura Watson.\
She leaves her daughter, Elaine (Andrew) Butler of Detroit, MI; a bonus son, Glen Highsmith; her beloved twin sister, Birthia Delamar of Sparkman, AR and Ailene Carter of Arkadelphia, AR; four sisters-in-law, Lucille Carter of Sparkman, AR, Jeanette Carter of Sparkman, AR, Velma Garth and Lucille Flint; a brother-in-law, Thomas Flint; and a special god-daughter, Mary Matlock. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous friends along with several godchildren.
Public visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. A home going service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. J. L. Newborn, eulogist. Interment will be at Centerpoint Cemetery in Sparkman, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Gary Johnson, Ricky Carter, Emmanuel Carter, Terrance “Terry” Carter, James Matlock and Latavious Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Carter and the Deacons of Macedonia Baptist Church.