Billie E. Stathum
Billie E. Stathum, departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 12, 1945 to Nathan and Bessie Stathum Sr. in Preston, GA. He attended Long Branch Public School system and then served in the United States Army. He retired as a long distance truck driver in 2005. Billie was predeceased by his parents, Nathan and Bessie Stathum; a brother, Nathan Stathum Jr.; and a sister, Mattie Stathum. Billie leaves to cherish his memories 2 children, Monica and Ronald Stathum; a stepdaughter, Denise; 2 sisters, Dorthia Johnson and Christine Bell; 1 brother, Willie (Janice) Stathum; 1 granddaughter, Azmira Stathum; a sister-in-law, Lydia Stathum; a brother-in-law, Archie Bell, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation services will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, March 4 at Jackson Funeral Home, 242 Neptune Blvd., Neptune. Interment will be private. The family would like to thank St. Barnabas Hospice of Long Branch for their extraordinary care, along with everyone for their prayers and condolences.