TJ Bierd, 80, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Shawnee. She was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Seminole to Rufus and Bertha Lumley.

TJ Bierd, 80, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Shawnee. She was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Seminole to Rufus and Bertha Lumley.

TJ was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist. She also owned and operated TJ’s Kids Daycare for 25 years before retiring.

TJ is preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Bryan and Chris Bierd, who both passed away on Sept. 21, 1982.

She is survived by her son, Jim and his wife Jamie Bierd; grandsons, Tom Bierd, Bryan Bierd Jr., Bobby Bierd and Cole Motes; granddaughters, Jennifer Bierd, Kristi Benavides (Bierd), Baley Bierd; four great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.