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Billie Jo Langford West

Graveside Services for Billie Jo West, age 90, of Allen, Texas were held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Rowlett Creek Cemetery in Plano, Texas under the direction of Wise Funeral Home. Dr. Skip Pilgrim officiated. Billie passed away Monday morning, January 4, 2021 at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas.

Billie was born on October 14, 1930 in Munday, Texas, the youngest daughter of Robert Stephen Langford and Cora May Sullivan Langford. She graduated from Anson High School in 1948 and went on to marry her sweetheart, Don James West on February 14, 1951. They were married 34 years before his passing on January 9, 1986. Billie was a true Texan, through and through. She adored her little piece of Texas, her farm in Allen. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader; you would almost never catch her without a book by her side. Billie loved her family and friends, and she was always lending a helping hand to anyone who needed it. She also loved to joke and pull pranks, and a few lucky friends and family received her “infamous” singing happy birthday gram in costume. Most of all, Billie loved the Lord. She was a devout Christian who taught Sunday school, lead many Bible studies and traveled on a mission trip to spread the Gospel. She spent many years volunteering with the Write-Way Prison Ministry which brought her much joy and purpose. This was a cause dear to her heart. Memories of her acts of kindness and willingness to help others will live on in those who knew her. Billie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Garland Langford and Arnold Langford, and sister, Lois Phillips.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna West of Bonham, Texas, granddaughter, Jaime Mulder of Dallas, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billie's memory to Write-Way Prison Ministries, Inc. at PO Box 461582, Garland, Texas 75046, Phone (972) 840-9798, or Spanish Baptist Missions at PO Box 311655, New Braunfels, Texas 78131, Phone (210) 313-4112,

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of The Woodmoore in Bonham, Texas, Honey Grove Nursing Center in Honey Grove, Texas and Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas for the kindness and exceptional care given to their mother during her stay with them.

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Published in Star Local Media from Jan. 8 to Jan. 14, 2021.
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