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By Michael Barrett

Jackie Bird performs at RLHS in honor of Michelle Spears and Loren Fairbanks - P2


Jackie Bird performed at Red Lake High School, along with her daughter Jocy, Marquel Crawford, Trey Little Sky, and Battle River in dedication to Michelle "Mushy" Spears and Loren Fairbanks, who both passed away about a week apart. Both were security guards at Red Lake High School and Red Lake Middle School.

"They have so much heart and soul they are pulling it together from the other side," Bird stated on Facebook. "Michelle "Mushy" Spears, I'm here for you..."

Michelle passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Sanford Fargo Medical Center. She will be laid to rest today at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake. She was a security guard at Red Lake Middle School for the past 14 years, and Jackie Bird was a friend and classmate of hers.

She leaves behind her loving husband – Rodney Spears, Sr ., 2 sons- Rodney (Jenna), Jr. and Roderick Spears, her father – Duane (Trina) Fairbanks, her mother- Mary Ellen (Paul) Stillday, Grand-daughter- Jaydence Paige Roy, sisters- Kristi (Bern) Day, Colleen and Kayla Cook, Tasheena and Taneesha Fairbanks, all of Red Lake, special sister- Rae Spears, brothers- Brandon Howard, Bryan Sumner, Richard Auginash all of Red Lake, Stepbrothers- Michael, Joel and Paul Jones of Redby, stepsister- Darilyn Jones, Special nieces- Lexie Day & Nyah Neadeau and special son- Raymond Teller and numerous nieces and nephews.


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