Rolla, MO - Alesa Rea (Busque) Birdsong “Red”, 51 of Rolla MO passed away on March 22,
2023 at Phelps Health after an extended battle with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.
She was born in Augusta, Maine on September 8, 1971, the daughter of the late Richard
Busque and Lynn (Pennewell) Gruber.
Alesa had a love for a good bargain and enjoyed thrifting, riding her horse Annie, 4-wheeler
rides, and floating down river. Alesa always cherished her time spent with her family and friends
and anything that involved flowers.
Alesa was predeceased by her father Richard Busque, her grandmother Rea Pennewell, her
grandfather Forest Busque and her grandsons Lane and Thomas Birdsong.
She is survived by her husband John Birdsong Sr., their son Justin and grandson Stihl. Her
mother Lynn Gruber, Brother TJ Busque and his wife Amanda and their children Bailey and
Madison. Sister Crystal Holloway and her husband Joshua and their children Morgan and
Kyson. Son, John Birdsong Jr. and his children Keegan and Jayden Finch, Angel and Pheobe
Birdsong and Journey Birdsong. Daughter, Elizabeth Pryor and her children Paige and Caleb
Booty as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extend family from Maine.
Memorial donations may be made to Phelps Health Home Health and Hospice
1500 East State Highway 72, Rolla, MO 65401.
Alesa loved all things flowers. Alesa would love for you to consider planting a rose bush or
wildflowers in her memory.