Billy M. Seay
FUNERAL HOME
Rabenhorst Funeral Homes Downtown
825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Billy M. Seay was born in Bismark, Arkansas and passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. He was the founding Dean of the LSU Honors College and Professor of Psychology LSU. He served as a Deacon and taught Sunday school at University Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. Billy was a graduate of Southern State College in Magnolia, Arkansas and received his doctorate in psychology from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He loved fishing, reading, camping, and traveling. He learned how to text so he could stay in touch with his five beloved grandchildren. He was a devoted husband for sixty years to his college sweetheart. Billy is survived by his loving wife, Nedra Dees Seay, Baton Rouge, LA. His daughter Delecia Seay Carey and husband Tom, Maurice, LA. His son Franklin Whitfield Seay and wife Cheryl of Denham Springs, LA. Grandchildren: Jessica Seay, Floyd Carey, Margaret Carey, Allison Seay, Matthew Carey. Sister and Brother-in-law Pattie and Tommy Bell of Magnolia, AR. Nephews Jonathan Dees and family and Jeremiah Dees and family. He is preceded in death by his Father: Franklin Whitfield Seay, Mother: Annie Mildred Money Seay, Brother: Richard Shelton, and his beloved in-laws: Carl and Theo Paschal Dees of Calhoun, AR. A visitation will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church located at 529 Convention St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. There will be a service to follow at 3:00pm. A graveside service will take place on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 2:00pm at Antioch East Baptist Church Cemetery located in Calhoun, Arkansas. Memorial donations may be made to Louisiana State University Honors College or a charity of your choice.
Published by The Advocate from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, 2019.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
7
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
First Baptist Church
529 Convention St, Baton Rouge, LA
Dec
7
Service
3:00p.m.
First Baptist Church
529 Convention St, Baton Rouge, LA
Dec
9
Graveside service
2:00p.m.
Antioch East Baptist Church Cemetery
Calhoun, AR
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Words are very difficult, but to Nedra and Dr. Seay's family and friends please accept my heartfelt condolences for your (and our) loss. Please also accept my thanks and unending gratitude for sharing Dr. Seay with all of us. He was a warm, generous person who made a profound difference in our lives. Thank you, Dr. Seay for a life well-lived and all of my love to Nedra, your family and friends.
Randy LeBlanc
December 9, 2019
Dr. Seay really helped me a lot when I was a young faculty member at LSU. I taught in the Honors College, under his leadership for many years. He was a gentleman and so kind. I am praying with your family after this loss. May God give you peace.
Carolyn Jones Medine
December 8, 2019
To Dr. Seay's family,
When I was an undergraduate at LSU in the late 70s, Dr. Seay encouraged me to continue my education and he gave me excellent advice about choosing the right grad school. After all these years, I still think of him as I advise my own students about their futures. He was a special person.
Mary Lou Klotz
December 7, 2019
Nedra, I send to you my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear husband Bill. May our heavenly Father comfort you and give you peace as you deal with his passing. May our lord also comfort your two children and their families at this time of grief. I send my love to you. Julie Law
Julie Law
December 6, 2019
Dear Family of Dr. Seay: I am so sorry to learn of the passing of such a special man.
As an undergraduate at LSU, I had the pleasure of having taken several graduate and undergraduate psychology classes taught by Dr. Seay. In 1980-81, he was an invaluable member of my doctoral dissertation committee, always asking thought-provoking questions, offering assistance, and providing support and encouragement. May the Lord truly comfort and console you in your loss through His peace which surpasses all understanding. And may the precious memories you have of Dr. Seay warm your hearts forever.
Sincerely, Christine E. Angelloz, Ph.D.
Christine Angelloz
December 5, 2019
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