Cause of her death was Multiple Pulmonary & Periplural Emboli.
Birdie Chappell Francis is named as the widow on the 1984 death certificate for Thomas Ernest Francis. Actuall, the Virginia Death Certificates records Birdie's death in 1973.
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Birdie married Thomas Ernest Francis, son of Charles Roland Francis and Mary Ann (Molly) Parish. (Thomas Ernest Francis was born on 27 Aug 1889 in Ashland, Hanover Co., VA, died on 9 May 1984 in Richmond, VA and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.) The cause of his death was hypoxic encephalopathy *.