OBITUARY

Billie Sue Brandon

June 20, 1943June 27, 2020

Billie Sue Brandon, age 77, of Forney, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Billie was born June 20, 1943 in Dallas to Billy and Inez Brandon. She was raised in Dallas and attended South Oak Cliff High School in 1959. She married David Smothermon in 1960. The couple had 3 children during their 16 years of marriage.

Billie worked in the printing and paper industries for most of her career. She started at Business Express Press as a manager in the 70's and would work her way through the industry, with stops along the way at Monarch Paper, Bell Paper, VIP and McCord Printing, concluding her career in the industry, at Unisource. She began her time at Unisource in Customer Service but retired as a Purchasing Agent. That would be her first retirement. As so many do after retirement, Billie went to work at Wal-Mart as a Door Greeter but would quickly work her way up through the ranks of Cashier and CSM until she landed in the Cash Office. She held that position until she retired the second time. All those that knew her during her career adored her and loved working with her. She was a friend to all that truly knew her and would do anything to help someone in need.

Whether you called her Mama, Momma, Honey, Granny, Billie or Billie Sue, you will always remember her as a great dancer, an avid reader, and a champion of video games. She was strong, loving, quick-witted and a caring soul with an infectious smile.

She enjoyed horse back riding, camping, shopping, and in the end, puzzles. She especially loved spending time with family. Everyone also knew her love of animals and her willingness to rescue ANY animal. From bottle feeding sweet Maggie from birth, then spoiling her rotten as she became a faithful furry companion in life, to fostering dogs in later years and even giving them forever homes every time she had the chance.

Faith in God, Family, Friends and Fur Babies were all she needed or wanted in life and was always thankful to have them in her life.

Billie is preceded in death by: Her parents, Billy and Inez Brandon, her brother Roy Brandon, her sister Tommie Jo Brandon, her first husband David Smothermon, and her furry companions Maggie and Henry.

She is survived by: Her daughter Sharon Owen and husband Mike of Garland, her son Scotty Smothermon of Dallas, and her daughter Traci Swindle and husband Gary of Forney. Grandchildren: Nick and Candy Owen, Zachary and Courtney Culbertson, Andrew & Avery Owen, Morgan & James Coleman, Meriah Swindle, Amanda and Ricky Miller, and Jacob Owen. Great-Grandchildren: Aiden, Ethan, Savannah and Zayda. Furry Companion: Angel.

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
19 July

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

 

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Linda Bailey

July 3, 2020

Billie Sue was once of my favorite cousins❤

Jan Porter

July 2, 2020

So sad to learn of Billie’s passing. She & I were co-workers years ago, and became close work buddies. When she left the company, we lost touch for several years.......then reconnected on Facebook. So grateful for that communication over the past few years. My condolences to Billie’s family.
Sincerely,
Jan Porter

FROM THE FAMILY
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Baby Billie Sue in 1943 with parents Opal Inez (she went by Inez) and Billy Thomas Brandon

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Sweet baby girl a few months old

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About 12 months old. What a cutie pie! Look at those blue eyes!

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What a doll!

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Billie Sue and mother Inez

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About 12 months old

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So happy!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Baby Billie Sue in 1943 with parents Opal Inez (she went by Inez) and Billy Thomas Brandon

FROM THE FAMILY

Sweet baby girl a few months old

FROM THE FAMILY

About 12 months old. What a cutie pie! Look at those blue eyes!

FROM THE FAMILY

What a doll!

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Billie Sue and mother Inez

FROM THE FAMILY

About 12 months old

FROM THE FAMILY

So happy!

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About 18 months old

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About 2 years old. So precious!