Willette Johnson Horne, better known as Billie, 86, of Independence, Va., passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at her home.
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She was born Sept. 15, 1926, at Independence, Va., to the late George Alexander Johnson and Alma Howard Johnson.
She was the widow Willie D. Horne.
Survivors include a stepdaughter and husband, Phyllis and Earl Johnson of White Plains, N.Y.; step-grandson, Xavier Johnson, step-granddaughter, Xman Johnson, both of White Plains, N.Y.; two sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Johnson of Columbus, Ohio and Mae Lois Cousette of Marvin, N.C.; a special niece, Marilyn Smith of the home; other special nieces, great-nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va. Bishop Charles Millner will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time for the funeral service. Interment will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Graceland Memorial Park in Kenilworth, N.J.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., and Perry Funeral Home, Newark, N.J., were in charge of arrangements.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
44 Dan Walters Dr. P.O. Box 306
Independence, VA 24348
Published in Galax Gazette from June 12 to June 13, 2013