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Moore, Billie Jean Smith

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September 7, 1926 - December 26, 2016

Moore, Billie Jean Smith

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
214-306-6700

 

 

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Vicki Thaxton

January 07, 2017 3:32PM

I was finally to open the site you mentioned to me today at work and read the very nice obituary on your precious Mom. I had not seen her in so many years and the picture I viewed....still showed the beautiful loving person I remembered....even after all those years. My husband, Murry adored both Billy and Bob and spoke of them often to me before his death. I am sure he and Bob were there to greet her....along side Murry's Mother...Sister....as everyone called her. What a reunion it must have been.
Do not grieve for your loss, she is Safe and in the Shepard's Arms now.


Murry Moore

January 05, 2017 12:41AM

These facts were omitted from my mother's obituary: Mom was predeceased by her parents, Ivan Horace Smith and Opal Hitt Smith. Mom was married to Bobby Gene Moore on April 20, 1946 and remained happily married to our Dad until his death on November 8, 1992. Mom and Dad moved to Abilene, Texas in 1950 and all three of their sons were born there. The family moved to Dallas on October 25, 1963.


Margaret Mc Near

January 02, 2017 12:04PM

I was Billie's hairdresser for 25 years and always looked forward to her weekly visits. She always talked about her family who she loved so much. When we moved away in 1999, I missed not seeing and visiting with her so much. So sorry for the families lose and you will be in my prayers. RIP Billie.


Murry Moore

January 01, 2017 8:20AM

I love you Mom! You look pretty today Mom, as you always did! We rejoice with you, now in your FOREVER HOME! For you are, FOREVER HOME WITH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!


Jim Smith

December 31, 2016 5:40PM

BIllie was the best sister a brother could ever have. SHe was always available to help family and friends and she generously gave of her time and talents. JOur brother, DIck,
Mentioned to me during a phone conversation last night how wonderful Billie was and how much she loved family and friends and the good times we had growing up and she will Be missed by veryone who knows her.


Jeanelle Smith Roberts

December 31, 2016 9:45AM

Billie was one of my closest and favorite cousins. I will miss her VERY much. She had a long and happy life! We will see each other again!


Steven Smith

December 31, 2016 8:59AM

Thanks to God for a loving Cousin. Rest in peace with "those whom we love but see no longer."