Billie Jean Wheeler

March 17, 1938July 8, 2019

Billie Jean Wheeler, 81, went home to be with her Lord, July 8, 2019. She was born March 17, 1938 to Marion and Miriam Wood Smith in Memphis, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman and a daughter, Karen Morris. She is survived by a son, Glenn Wheeler of Wichita Falls, Texas, and two daughters, Kim (Ricky) Hopkins of Wichita Falls, Texas and Kathy (Eric) Remsen of Germantown, Tennessee; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday July 15, 2019 beginning at 1 p.m. with funeral services conducted at 2 p.m. all at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N Germantown Road, Bartlett, Tennessee. Gifts in memory of Mrs. Wheeler may be offered to Baptist Trinity Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


  • Glenn Wheeler, Son
  • Kim Hopkins (Ricky), Daughter
  • Kathy Remsen (Eric), Daughter
  • Six (6), Grandchildren
  • Two (2), Great Grandchildren
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Miriam Wood Smith; her husband, Norman and a daughter, Karen Morris.

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  • Baptist Trinity Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice



  • Gathering of Friends and Family

    Monday, July 15, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 15, 2019


  • Interment


Billie Jean Wheeler

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Mike Kendrick

July 15, 2019

I was blessed to have grown up in the Eden Hills neighborhood of WF, Tx, just down the street from the Wheeler family and class-mates with her daughter Karen, one of my dearest friends. Mrs Wheeler was always so kind, friendly and generous to all of us kids. I certainly spent more than my fair share of time at their house hanging out, studying and trying to steal kisses from Karen, which Mrs Wheeler may have politely interrupted a time or two. I’m happy I was able to stay in touch with her over the years through Facebook. Lots of love, hugs and prayers for the Wheeler family and her many friends. She certainly touched so many lives and will be remembered so fondly.

Frank McCalla

July 12, 2019

Billie was a strong faithful Christian lady. I was her deacon when she was a member of Germantown Baptist Church. She was very active in her Sunday School Class. She will be greatly missed.
Frank McCalla

Elaine Savell

July 12, 2019

I had the privilege of meeting Billie and talking with her at church. She sat right behind our family in the service each week and always greeted us with a warm smile and hand shake. My mom even taught her Sunday School class where she was a faithful member. I am so saddened to hear of her passing...she will be missed. May the Lord comfort your family and give you strength during this time. Your family is in our prayers.


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