Mrs Birdie S Gilbert was born on the 19th of August 1918 as Birdie Simmons, daughter of Nick and Florence Simmons. Birdie passed away in her sleep on 10/07/2015. As her nephew I grew up thinking of her as a child might a Movie Star. She was full of life, beautiful, glamorous and absolutely fearless. She traveled extensively in Europe in the 1950's and lived abroad as well as NY City. She retired from Pumphrey Funeral Home in Bethesda, Maryland as executive assistant to the director. She had a full life and many wonderful memories. She leaves behind 3 brothers; James, John and Grady Simmons; 1 Sister, Izabell Newcomb and several nieces and nephews. She had a dear friend, Sheila Miller, who will miss her terribly as will I.