Vernon Billingsley
1926 - 2017
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Vernon Billingsley age 91 made his transition on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Methodist Northlake Hospital. He was born to the late Walter and Mittie Billingsley on May 9, 1926 in Marion Alabama and was baptized at an early age at the Springhill Baptist Church in Marion, Alabama. He later became a member of the Greater Grace Baptist Church. Vernon married Pearlie Mae Perry in 1946 and to this union 7 sons were born. In 1951 he moved to Gary, IN and worked 39 years and 9 months at U. S. Steele #3 Sinter Plant. Preceded in death by parents, 2 sons Vernon Jr. and Macon Billingsley; three brothers Walter, Macon and Eddie Billingsley; sister Marva Cook. Vernon leaves to cherish his fond memories loving and devoted wife of 71 years Pealie Mae Billingsley; sons Raymond , Gary ( Phyllis) , and Tyrone Billingsley of Texas, Barry (Finnetta), Robert (Shelia) of Indiana, sister-in-law Arlene Billingsley of Alabama ; Godson Keith Wilson; 14 grandchildren ; 15 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members. Visitation Tuesday August 29, 2017 from 9-11:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. all services at Greater Grace Church 269 West 57th Avenue Merrillville, Indiana.Pastor Rodney C. Griffin Officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
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Funeral service
11:00 AM
Greater Grace Church
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November 30, 2017
To Mrs Billingsley and Sons. Keeping you all in my daily prayers and hoping you find comfort for all the years you were able to share with Your Husband/Father. Those memories will live forever.
Dee-Dee Shoemaker
September 5, 2017
Ray, Walter & Family,

Your father/uncle is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Creator bring you peace during this time. Back in the days...
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
August 30, 2017
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 29, 2017
Dr. B sending my condolences to you and your family.
Roderic Jones
August 29, 2017
Roderic Jones
August 28, 2017
Sending prayers and condolences to the Billingsley Family
Yvette Billingsley
August 28, 2017
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
D. Walker
August 28, 2017
My prayers to the family.
Mr. Biliingsley will be missed.
A wonderful neighbor and friend.

Angela Noel-Peasant
August 26, 2017
May god wrap his strong loving arms around the entire family during this tough time. God will give you the strength to get through each day. Hold on to his unchanging hand.
August 26, 2017
May god wrap his strong loving arms around the entire family during this tough time. God will give you the strength to get through each day. Hold on to his unchanging hand.
August 25, 2017
Remember sorrow is not forever, love is.
Pat Billingsley
August 25, 2017
Raymond AND Gary,
So sorry to read and know the passing of your Father. Please know that I will be praying for your family during your berevement. God BLESS You and your family.
Deidre GRIFFIN-Crudup
August 24, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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