Memorial services for Mrs. Billie P. Herrington will be held at 4 p.m. on July 11, 2015 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Reverend John Pope will officiate the services. The family will receive friends for a time of fellowship immediately following the memorial services.
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Billie P. Herrington was born May 4, 1935 at Bonita and passed away peacefully from this life, surrounded by her family, on July 5, 2015 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. Mrs. Herrington is preceded in death by her parents, Katie Bell and R.W. Parker; her husband, Ray Herrington; and a special friend, Lloyd Priest.
Billie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bastrop, a former employee of the Bank of Morehouse, and retired postal clerk for the Bastrop Post Office. Mrs. Herrington also volunteered at the Crisis Ministry of Bastrop for many years. Billie had a gentle spirit, was kind-hearted and had a smile to share. Always concerned about the welfare of others, Ms. Billie never turned away from helping someone in need. In accordance to her wishes, Billie donated her body to science. She desired to assist aspiring doctors in their learning so that they might share their knowledge in improving the life of others.
Mrs. Herrington is survived by her son, Monty Vail and his wife, Fran; her daughter, Tammi Bayless and special friend, Jimmy Gaines; ten grandchildren, Colby Vail, Catelyn Vail, Ben Vail, Rickey Crain, Brandy Bayless, Shannon Bayless, Kalem Bayless, Ethan Bayless, Ellis Hathorn, and Teresa Hathorn; five great-grandchildren, Joe Crain, Oliver Crain, Darci Vail, Brayden Bayless, and Jaylea Bayless. She is also survived by a sister, Judy Wells and her husband, Kenneth; two brothers, Al "Bo" Parker and his wife, Linda and Von Parker and his wife, Sue; and lifelong friend and father of her children, Pete Vail.
Cox Funeral Homes
611 N Washington St
Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise on July 8, 2015