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1939 Billie 2021

Billie Stephens

January 29, 1939 — June 29, 2021

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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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, July 2, 2021

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

East Chapel C.M.E. Church

1011 S Pacific St, Mineola, TX 75773

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