Billie June Howell
September 11, 1934 – October 12, 2019
Billie June Howell was born on September 11, 1934 in Liberty, NC. She passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Superior Residences of Brandon at the age of 85.
Billie started at the age of 18 working in Washington D.C. for the phone company AT&T. She later moved to Portland, OR and then to Pomona, CA where she continued to work for AT&T and where she met her husband George Howell.
George and Billie June were married in Ontario, CA on October 20, 1956. They were just eight days shy of their 63rd anniversary.
Billie continued to work at AT&T Corp until she had children and became at stay at home mother.
The family moved to Florida in 1964. Billie was a devout Christian woman. She loved quilting, genealogies, scrap booking and most of all working in her yard with her daylilies and orchids.
She was the daughter of the late Clyde E and Ella Vee Hamilton Jory.
She is survived by her husband, George N Howell; son, George D Howell, Brandon, FL; daughter, Lisa R Hutcherson and her husband Robert H Hutcheson Jr. of Lakeland, FL; brother, Clyde Sidney Jory and his wife Sharon of Turtle Town, TN; twin niece, Stachia Cochran and nephew, Tyler Jory of Turtle Town, TN; nephew Paul Keith Hawkins and his wife Debbie of Murphy, NC; and grandsons, Andrew Hutcheson, Matthew Hutcheson, and Jesse Hutcheson of Lakeland, FL.
A Memorial service officiated by Rev Joe Zanio will be held at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, September 19, 2019 at 11am; family will start receiving guests at 10am. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens of Brandon.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made in memory of Billie June Howell to the charity of your choice.
- Gathering of Family & Friends Saturday, October 19, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
Billie June Howell
October 24, 2019
I loved Aunt Billie's sense of humor. She was always having a good time no matter where she was. Working hard in the garden or in the kitchen, she would still take time to make people laugh. Then there were the spontaneous prayers that were lifted to God. We would be working in the garden and after a mention of someone going through a hard time, she would stop and close her eyes. With her face lifted to the sky, she would ask for God to intervene, out loud. Then she would go back to her task. Aunt Billie was loved by many and will continue to live in our hearts as the days go by. To my adopted family, I love you all. ~ Debbie
October 21, 2019
George, Lisa, Darren and family. I'm sorry I was unable to come. This has been a difficult year for us. I felt like Billie and Ramona were my sisters. We love all of you. The Hamilton family. Kenneth
October 20, 2019
Billie was a very special lady. I enjoyed her friendship so much. I remember when she had us over for dinner. She made the most delicious pork chops I have every eaten. She was a great cook. She and George were so special to my husband, Ray, and me. I loved to go over and see her beautiful flowers and she and George knew all the names of the flowers. I was completely lost. They were just gorgeous. George, I know you, Darren & Lisa will miss her so much but she is an ANGEL in Heaven with Jesus now with no pain. God bless you all. I love you, Linda Stokes
Bonnie an Eileen Gantt
October 14, 2019
Billie June was a very special person to us we always laughed together. She an my mother Eileen grow up together an had many fun times together. Our prayers are with her family.Bonnie Gantt Orourke