2015-08-06 / Obituaries

Billie Irene Parsons

Billie Irene (Townsend) Parsons was born on April 24, 1935 in Rotan, Texas to Rubert & Jessie Lee (Watley) Townsend. She loved to go fishing anywhere and at any time. When the weather was bad, she enjoyed painting. Billie loved people and she would make and pass out get well cards at the doctors’ offices and places she visited. She also loved making her beaded jewelry and dancing.

Billie passed away the evening of Thursday, July 23, 2015 in a Temple hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rubert “Shorty” Townsend and Jessie Lee Townsend; her husbands, Gene Leonard and Ross Parsons and her sister, Oleta Clanton.

Billie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda & Steve Richard; her two sons and daughters-inlaw, John R. & Wynell Bobar II and David & Bette Bobar; her step son and daughter-inlaw, Keith & Becky Leonard; two grandsons, James Richard & his wife, Stephanie and William Richard & his wife, Valdene; two great grandsons, James & Zachary Richard; two great granddaughters, Aimee and Nichelle Richard; her sister, Barbara Daniels; her special friend, Nellene Spacek, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the City of Giddings Animal Shelter, 118 East Richmond Street, Giddings, Texas 78942, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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