Billie Jane Carpenter

June 26, 1934November 13, 2020

Billie Jane Bryant Carpenter (BJ) 86.

Resided in Kansas City, Missouri. She passed away on November 13th, 2020 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. Billie was born on June 26th, 1934 in Platte County, Missouri, to Emma Jane (Miller) and Wheat B. Bryant. Billie married Lloyd on June 19th,1953 in her home in Kansas City, Missouri. Billie was a graduate of Northeast High School in 1952. She retired from South Western Bell/ AT&T in 1992 where she was a switch board operator. Billie was a member of Glenwood Park United Methodist Church.

Billie is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lloyd D. Carpenter Sr. of the home and 4 of her children, Lloyd D. Carpenter Jr. (Deanna) of Independence, MO, Charles Bryan Carpenter of Independence, MO, Jonathan Britt Carpenter (Susan) of Kansas City, MO and Jane Ellen Templeton (Edward) of Independence, MO. 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren, and a brother Allen Bryant (Deon) of Lees Summit, MO. Billie is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Robert, and her son Richard Carpenter.

Celebration of Life November 21st 2020 at 9:00 AM at Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd. With graveside services to follow

Donations made to:

Glenwood Park UMW 1000 East 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64052


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Heather Davis

November 18, 2020

Much love to Lloyd and family.

Deborah House

November 17, 2020

Billie was a special lady. She was always kind and warm with an exceptional personality, I loved her sense of humor. Rest In Peace Billie ,
Lloyd please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you.

God Bless her family!
Deborah House

Carol Boswell

November 17, 2020

I will miss you singing songs every Sunday morning. Even though I known you a short time, you have really touched my ❀. May you rest in peace and that you may be singing in the heavenly choir. Miss you ms. Billie.

Deon Bryant

November 17, 2020

Billie was a true sister to me. I will miss our lunches and day trips. I will always remember you humorous nature and loving heart.

Angalena Cook

November 16, 2020

Thank you Billie for giving me the best friend I've ever had.
Rest in Paradise!
Prayers for the family during this time. Much love to all.

Myrna Gregath

November 16, 2020

Billie was such a delightful lady. The Carpenter/Templeton family have my deepest sympathy.

Greg Eklund

November 16, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you Lloyd, Jane , Ed and the rest of the Carpenter / Templeton families. Billie was a fellow Bell employee and had the work ethic to prove it. We would share stories of our exploits as operators and how tough Ma Bell was to work for at times but how much we appreciated being blessed with a job having good pay & benefits. She was such a joy and I always loved her sarcastic sense of humor. She will be dearly missed.

Janet Smith

November 16, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Billie that I will cherish forever!! ❀❀ I remember as a child, growing up with the boys, she always told me if they ever bothered me, " babe, just kick em in the shin like this" as she demonstrated how, lol. She made the best homemade pimento cheese and generously gave it out as Christmas gifts! I'm so blessed to have know her my entire life, and am going to miss her so much!!! I love you Billie, and one day we will see you again!! πŸ™πŸ™ πŸ™
My thoughts and prayers are with you all Lloyd, Dean & Deanna, and family, Bryan, Britt & Susan, and family, and Jane & Ed, and family, and her beloved fur baby πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ We love you!! ❀❀
Bob and Jan

Cheryl clark

November 16, 2020

I have know her my whole life i went to church with her at mount calvary united Methodist church she was a sweet lady and she will be missed Cheryl Clark

Deborah Jamerson

November 16, 2020

Mrs. Billie was the sweetest lady. And she made the best homemade pimento cheese. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family.❀


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