September 7, 1926 - December 26, 2016
Dallas, Texas — Billie Jean Smith Moore (aka Memaw), a long-time resident of the Dallas area, died Monday the 26th of December, 2016 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Plano.
Born in 1926 in Ft. Worth, Texas, Billie received her High School diploma from Polytech High School in Ft. Worth and continued her education at the University of Texas.
Early in her marriage Billie worked as a bank teller while her husband finished college on the GI Bill in 1946-47. She was also a full-time mother and taxi driver for her three sons as well as volunteering at church, school and as a Den Mother for Cubs Scouts of America. Later in her life she worked as an administrative assistant and was the fastest typist west of the Mississippi.
Billie loved good Mexican food, Dallas Cowboys football and Texas Rangers baseball. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. She also loved to read books and work crossword puzzles. Throughout her life she still took time to write letters to family and friends and her cursive penmanship was perfection.
She is survived by 3 sons, Murry, Dallas, Texas; Roger & wife Kathy, Bossier City, Louisiana; and Eric, Huntsville, Alabama. Billie was also blessed with 4 Grandchildren, Justin, Jeremy & wife Lori, Joshua & wife Amy; Brian & wife Janet. She also had 4 Great-Grandchildren (and 1 on the way), Alexis, Maggie, Cohen and Bri
Billie loved the Lord and the Light of His Love shined through her to each of her 3 sons and their families and her two brothers, Dick Smith, Ft. Worth, TX and Jim Bob Smith, Gig Harbor, WA. She is also survived by countless cousins and other relatives and friends. Billie is now “fully alive” forevermore.
Billie requested that she be cremated so there will be no formal memorial service. The immediate family is having a private ceremony to say goodbye to Memaw.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial gifts may be made in memory of Billie Moore to the American Cancer Society
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252