Billie Nell Dillard

Billie Nell Dillard

 
  Billie, most recently of Austin, Texas went to her final and perfect home on December 24, 2019, quietly and peacefully in her home while her children Pam Hoffman, Veda Scheppan, June Crisswell, Ben Quinn, and Laurie Bram along with other family sang songs of the Savior who welcomed her.
   Although Billie relocated to Austin after the death of her (second) late husband she lived all of her adult life in Wharton, Jackson, and Matagorda counties: she loved moving from house to house but especially loved rearranging furniture.
    Lots of stubbed toes occurred while trying to navigate through a dark house in the middle of the night for a restroom break and running into furniture that hadn’t been there the night before.
   One time her (first) late husband came home from work to find he didn’t live there anymore: she had moved all of their belongings to a different home while he was at work!
   Billie was on hospice, which was poignant since she worked for years easing the way for others with hospice as a CNA.
   She had a sharp eye and warm, overflowing heart that she used not only with hospice, but also as a hairdresser, a school bus driver for handicapped children, and especially as she lived out her childhood dream of being a mother, which her children say was her greatest success of all.
   While her two great loves, Bobby Dillard and Ben Quinn, both made the journey before her, she leaves a legacy of five children, 12 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren along with two goddaughters, two sisters, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   She taught them all to notice the little things and find joy in them, to laugh loudly and genuinely, to love with every inch of their hearts.
   A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on December 28, 2019, at Living Word Church in Palacios, TX with Rev. Tony Flores officiating.
   In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 2200 Space Park Drive, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77058.

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