Irma Lee Birch


Mrs. Irma Lee Birch, 91, of Chincoteague Island, passed away on June 3, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at home on Chincoteague Island.

She was born on Chincoteague Island on Dec. 13, 1928, a daughter of the late Mordica and Eva (Tyndall) Andrews.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Daughters of Ruth Sunday School Class, and Accomack Chapter # 62 O.E.S.

Irma is survived by her daughter, Jane Hook Fetterman, and her husband, Dave, of Chincoteague Island; son, Marty Birch Sr., and his wife, Dawn, of Chincoteague Island; two grandsons, Chuck Hook Jr. and his wife, Lori, of Belle Haven, and Marty Birch Jr. and his wife, Laci, of Hampton, Va.; two granddaughters, Angela Webb and her husband, Darrell, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Kaitlyn Bradds and her husband, Michael, of Chincoteague Island; five great-granddaughters, Allison Webb, Whitney Metz, Riley Hook, Mallory Hook, and Lexi Birch; three great-grandsons, Nathan Webb, Logan Birch, and Bentley Birch; several nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family whom she loved as her family, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Milligan, Maddie Grace Milligan, Molly Milligan, Macy Milligan, Mitchell Milligan, and Mr. and Mrs. Cory Fetterman, Gracie and Lily Fetterman.

She was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings, Aleita Merritt, Kathryn Hill, Virginia Milliner, Minnie Birch, Mildred Timmons, Elnora Fish, Ernest Andrews, and Hilda Reed.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 2 p.m., with a visitation hour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Union Baptist Church, Chincoteague Island, with the Rev. Kevin Eley and the Rev. Darrell Webb officiating.

Private family burial and Eastern Star Service will take place in the John W. Taylor Memorial Cemetery in Temperanceville immediately after the service.

Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the CVFC, P.O. Box 691, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336.

Services were entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, Inc., on Chincoteague Island.
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