Birlie Palmer, 101, of Holmes County passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 in Port St. Joe. Mrs. Palmer was born Jan. 10, 1912 to the late Roe and Sabie Sellers in Slocomb, Ala. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bonifay for over 65 years. She served her Lord by teaching Sunday School, being a WM Leader, a deacon, and superintendent of Sunday School. Mrs. Palmer worked at the Great Day Store as cashier and in food service at Memorial Hospital.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Ellie Palmer; a sister, Estell Chestnut, and a brother, Dan Sellers.
Mrs. Palmer is survived by a son, Robert E. Palmer; four daughters, Blondell Sanders, Geraldine White, Catherine Jenkins and husband, Wadell, Margaret Chitty and husband, Darrell; 16 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; numerous great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013 at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John R. Chance and the Rev. Gary White officiating. Interment took place in St. John's Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday before the funeral. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Covenant Hospice. Southerland Family Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral arrangements. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com.