Billie Naomi Morton LUBBOCK- Billie Naomi Morton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 3, 2014 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 84 years on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A tribute of Billie's life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family. She was born in Paducah, Texas on Jan. 7, 1929 to the late Sam and Jewel Whitener. She moved to Ropesville, Texas when she was 9 and graduated from Ropes High School in 1947. Billie received her Cosmetology License from Jesse Lee Hair Design Institute. She worked as a Hair Dresser for 22 years, and then went on to work for the Fort Worth Independent School District at Amon Carter Riverside High School for 17 years. She married Bob Morton on March 13, 1965 in Ropesville, Texas. Billie shared her life with her husband Bob as a loyal and loving wife of 49 years. Billie was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and painting china as well spending time with her family. She was the first to hug, with plenty of compassion and love for all. A life lived as a mother, teacher, and home maker. Billie lived to brighten the day of all those in which she came in contact. Survivors include her husband, Robert; son, Sammy Means; daughter, Louella Borland and husband Larry; five grandchildren, Shannon Means and wife Angela, Beau Means and wife Pam, Lori Richardson and husband Jay, Lisa Lee and husband Jesse, and Lynette Reeves and husband Shawn; 15 great-grandchildren, Chelsey and Morgan Means, Skyler, Bethany and Chloe Richardson, Madelyn, Ella and Jillian Reeves, Cade and Mac Means, Caleb Richardson, and Jonothan, Jadon, Lee, and Jakin Lee; sister, Glynda Glenn and husband Melvin. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Doy Whitener; and great-grandson, Devon Searsy, who died on Sept. 23, 2004.
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Lake Ridge Chapel And Memorial Designers
6025 82Nd St
Lubbock, TX 79424
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2014