Billie Mae Adams
April 16, 1926 – March 31, 2021
Billie Mae Adams of Del City, departed this life on March 31, 2021 at the age of 39 and holding. She was born in McClain County, Oklahoma on April 16th, 1926 to the late James Franklin and Myrtle Clift. Billie met the love of her life, Don, at the NCO club. It was a love that lasted over 61 years. They married October 29th, 1959. Billie spent her early years in Purcell and Washington, OK, then life took her to California and back to Del City, then as a military wife to Texas, Colorado and Washington before returning to make Del City their permanent home. Billie’s main career was a mother, grandmother and housewife, but over the years she worked at Cain’s Coffee and as a butcher.
Known affectionately as Grandma to many more people than her grandkids, Billie was known as a beacon, her home was always home to everyone. The heart of the family, the glue who bonded us, her heart was larger than we can imagine. She lived for the holidays and the weekends when her house would be filled love. It wasn’t uncommon to have 50+ people in her home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Raising multiple generations, no one went without when Grandma was around. She loved her flower gardens and days out with her best friend Marie.
Billie was preceded in death by her husband, Don, sons, Edward and Bill Self, sisters, Nola “Jackie” Creson, Nettie Phillips, Rosa Lee Byrley, and Gaudie 'Tommie' Dodd, and 2 brothers, Frankie and James Clift. She is survived by her son, Larry (Vickie) Self, daughters, Raylene (Steve) Somerlott, Loreana (Tom) Wrench, Davida (Stephen) Dean and niece Barbara Dame. She is also survived by countless grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
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Billie Mae Adams
April 3, 2021
My mom raised 3 boys by herself and never complained. My mom and dad then adopted us 3 girls. My mom didn’t love lightly she loved strong. She never treated anyone like a stranger, it didn’t matter if you had know her for years or just met her she would invite you in and try to fix you a plate of something, by something it meant a hot meal or fixings for sandwiches which included 4 different kinds of meats and cheeses, different breads and cut up tomatoes and lettuce with every condiment,cereal of every kind to the cookie jar. I’m not sure how, but after a few hours with her, and your belly full, always made you feel like you could conquer the world. Mom not only raised us 6 kids, she helped raise many of the grandkids. My favorite memories of my mom would be when I was sick and she would comfort me, getting my favorite soup or drink, never complaining but making sure the doctors did everything they needed too, she kept them drs on their toes, Even with her own health conditions she would always put all us kids before her own needs. She loved us with her whole heart and in no doubt was the heart and the glue of our family. I remember mom and dad being with me and holding my baby Shane as he was born. The excited she had when she held any of her grand babies it would light a room. Mom was the most unselfish and loving person I have ever known. Mom always put her families needs and wants before her own. She was small but mighty when it came to defending her loved ones. My mom and dad love was the kind of love they wrote movies and songs about. They held hand all the way to the very end and I know that they are dancing and holding hands through eternity, . There is too many of lifetime of memories to write on here but just know that my mom was one in a million and I am very blessed to have been her daughter. Give dad and Jesus a hug for me mom, and just know you will always be with me with every thing that I am, till we meet again all my love always and forever
April 1, 2021
Billie and Marie. Marie and Billie You just can’t think of one without thinking of the other. I’m pretty sure it was Billie that talked mom into bleaching her hair platinum blond. I thought it was cute but it didn’t go over well with dad. I remember lots of visiting, loads of laughs, tons of plotting and planning. Seems like they always had each other’s backs. Billie will be missed I bet Billie and Marie are already plotting and planning in heaven ( in a good fun way. Of course!!)
April 1, 2021
Billie was a wonderful person she was for all purposes my mom's sister and our aunt. We have known her and family for many years. I will always remember her laugh and great smile. You all have been our family and we will miss her. My heart goes out to you.
April 1, 2021
My thought and prayers for your family. My mother Marie called Billie her one and only sister. They were so fun and cute together.
She was a treasure.