Virginia Lee “Jennie” Bird, age 80, of Millwood, Kentucky, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Norton's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1938 in Millwood, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Harned Charles and Ruby Nash Layman.

She was a retired Medical Assistant; she enjoyed baking orange juice cakes, mowing, gardening, watching her granddaughter play basketball, watching UK play basketball, spending time with her family and reading; she was an active member of the Millwood Community Club, the Clearview Giving Hands Meals; and was a member of the Clearview Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Steve Bird (Candy), of Millwood; her granddaughter, Brittany Bird, of Leitchfield; two sisters, Nancy Robinson (Frank), of Louisville, and Sissy Wallace (Frank), of New Albany, Indiana; and one brother, Ronny Layman, of Leitchfield. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobbie; a brother, Charles Layman; and a sister-in-law, Bobbi Layman.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Bro. Chester Shartzer officiated. Burial was in the Vol Layman Cemetery.

Visitation was at the Dermitt Funeral Home from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of services.

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