Birdie (Stevens) Irick

April 9, 1947 ~ September 27, 2018 (age 71)

Bertha “Birdie” Stevens Irick, 71, of Phelps, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Pikeville Medical Center.  She was born April 9, 1947 in Phelps, KY, a daughter of Dixie Hurley Stevens & the late Hubert Stevens.  In addition to her father, Birdie was also preceded in death by her husband: Everett Irick; one sister: Sheryl Stevens; and one son: William Irick.

Birdie was a retired school teacher having been employed by the Pike County Board of Education for 24 years and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.  She was also a member of Biggs Church of God and attended there until her failing health made it difficult to travel.  In recent times, she attended Phelps Freewill Baptist Church.  Birdie was a loving wife to Everett, and at the time of his passing, had this to say about their time together, “Everett taught me the true meaning of love, a special bond we shared that was the foundation of our 37 years of marriage.”  Now reunited with loved ones who have gone on before, Birdie leaves a legacy of love for friends & family to be treasured for many years to come. 

Those Birdie leaves to cherish her memory include her mother: Dixie Stevens of Phelps, KY; three sons: Sammy (Glenda) Stevens of Phelps, KY, Mike (Michelle) Irick of Lick Creek, KY, Jamie (Traci) Irick of Hindman, KY; two daughters: Kym King of Paducah, KY, Venita (Terry) Dotson of Cynthiana, KY; brothers: Kenneth (Geri) Stevens, Jimmy (Helen) Stevens, Donald (Ola) Stevens, all of Phelps, KY; two sisters: Vivian (Charlie) Ferrell of Charlotte, North Carolina, Shelva (Henry) Layne of Freeburn, KY; nine grandchildren: Cyeria (Tyler) Story, Matt (Ashleigh) Irick, Mika (Brandon) Ratliff, Teresa Irick, Jerrod Irick, Haylee Stevens, Kara Stevens, Ashley Smith, Alesha Fletcher;  three great-grandchildren: Trip & Kadyn Story, Shyanne Irick; and a host of family & friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 P.M. Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Jones & West Funeral Home with reverend Frank Layne officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sanders Cemetery, Phelps, KY with family & friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will begin 6:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home with special singing at 7:00 P.M.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at  

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