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Visitation

London's Mortuary
Friday July 2nd, 2021
2:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

East Chapel C.M.E. Church
Saturday July 3rd, 2021
1:00pm

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Billie Stephens

Celebration Of Life
Billy Vaughn Stephens was born January 29, 1939 in Mineola , Texas to Johnny and  Lula Mae Vaughn. She attended McFarland High.

She retired from Tyler Pipe after 35 years of service.

Billie was a faithful member of Friendship Church of God In Christ, In Lindale, TX .A dedicated choir member. She was always ready, when ask to bless others with  her singing. She  was a compassionate person, she often visited the nursing homes, visiting with the sick and shut-in.  She was known for frequently visiting other churches , where she would sing her favorite  songs “ If A Robin Can Say Thank You, “ and  “ I Can’t See The Lord , But I Can Feel Him.” You could always hear the congregation singing alone with her. Billie was proceeded in death by her husband of 54 years Derry Stephens, Jr. both her parents Johnnie and Lula Vaughn, brother; Johnny Ray Vaughn, grandson Deon Robertson, great granddaughter; Deja (Kayla ) Lyons, Bonus daughter, Felicia Kay Robertson, and Son in Law, Mack Tuck, who playfully called her  Billie Goat.
Billie will  forever be in the hearts of so many, throughout the community and by her daughters, Shelia Stephens of Mineola, Leitha Tuck of Arlington, TX. Elaine Tuck ( Mitchell) , Mineola, TX., Eveline  Gardner, (Eddie Wooten); Mineola, TX. One Brother, James  Anderson ( Florestine) of Tyler, TX. Eleven Grand Children: Twenty-eight Great grand children; Five Great-great Grandchildren. Special people to her heart are her sister in love, Bessie Caraway, Ida Henry, Hortense Grant ( Marvin), Rodney Gordon, Raymond Williams, Clyde and Karen Vaughn, Dexter and Doris Foster,  Clayden Daniels, and Connie Kimble. Special nieces Noveda Bigham, Twanya McGruder and Renee Vaughn.  A host of nieces and nephews.


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Guestbook

Elaine and family,We love you all and want you all to take comfort in knowing that your mom used to sing her song, " I can't see the Lord, but I can feel Him"; oh but now, just think of the glorious site she has seen!!!

Billy & Avis Tennyson Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

We are sending our love to the family . Matthew. Caldwell family.

Matthew. Caldwell Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are are with you at this time. Praying the Lords love will sustain you during this period.Florida & Wanda McKnight

Florida & Wanda McKnight Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

Praying for her family from the calip family

Paulette calip Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billie Stephens

Paulette calip Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

praying for the family Essie Lee VAUNGHN COOPER FAMILY

Ronald ray cooper Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are are with you at this time. Praying the Lords love will sustain you during this period.

Florida & Wanda McKnight

Florida & Wanda McKnight Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

Praying for the family in the loss of your Mother.May God give you peace like only he can.

MERLINDA TUCKER Jun 30 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billie Stephens

MERLINDA TUCKER Jun 30 2021 12:00 AM

I have known moma Billie all my life. I use to spend the night with her all the time. She treated me as one of her own! She had such a big heart and a unselfishness soul! I thought of her like a mom! She loved Jesus and I know she is praising him now with all her heart! Moma Billie I will always cherish your memory

Tracy Johnson Jun 29 2021 12:00 AM

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