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Billie M. Gladstone

March 17, 1941January 5, 2021

Billie M. Gladstone passed away on January 5, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was born on March 17, 1941 to William "Bill" and Edna (Price) Kelley in Whitwell, Tennessee. She was married to Albert C. Gladstone on June 3, 1960 in Lansing, MI.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Edna (Price) Kelley; father, William "Bill" Kelley Jr; sister, Joyce Kelley; and brother, Michael Kelley.

She graduated New Harmony High School in New Harmony, Indiana in 1959. She was a Homemaker, Wife, Mother, and Beautician. She was a active member of Gunnisonville United Methodist Church where she served on the Worship Committee, and the Missions & Social Concerns Committee. She organized Trinkets and Treasures for several years. She served several years as a Communion Steward. She was always one of the first to greet new people attending church. She always made everyone feel welcome.

She served on many political committees. She also volunteered for multiple organizations.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Albert C. Gladstone; daughter, Marsha C. (Sam) McGuire; son Troy S. (Linn) Gladstone. She has 5 grandchildren, Andrew (Danielle) Sharrah, John (Katie) Sharrah, Caleb (Katelynn) Sharrah, Kristina Gladstone, and Rachel(Charlie) Wesley; and 4 great-grandchildren, Aydin, Boe, Abel, and Jacob.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 11:30am until 1pm, with a private family memorial service to follow.

A Celebration of Billie's Life will be held in the spring.

Contributions can be made to: Gunnisonville United Methodist Church: Missions or Weekend Survival Kits, 2031 E Clark Rd, Bath, MI 48808.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Dennis and Nancy Shippy

January 17, 2021

Troy & Marsha -
We are saddened to hear that your mom has passed. We have both lost our moms and understand your loss. Proverbs 31 captured our feelings and supported us in our loss. We hope it can be of comfort to you. Be well and be safe. God bless you and your families.

Ray & Anne Irvine

January 11, 2021

Al, Our hearts go out to you ad your family on the loss of Billie. She was truly a lovely and sweet lady. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Judy McPherson

January 10, 2021

I will never forget our trips to Turkeyville for the shows and turkey dinners - Billie laughed so hard everyone there including the cast of the plays knew her well. Her laugh could make anyone happy.

I have lots of other memories of the many times we spent together with Billie, Al, and the Goudies.

We will all miss you, Billie, so much.

Love, Judy

Cammie Pinney Anderson

January 10, 2021

Deepest sympathies to my Gladstone family. I will always remember my cousin, Billie as the fun one in the room. She is the one that started cutting my hair in the 80s when I wanted to have that Farrah Fawcett haircut. RIH Billie. I'm sending my love & prayers to everyone ❤

Jim and Chris Stiles

January 10, 2021

Our condolences to the Gladstone family. Our love goes out to you all.
Troy and Kathy Stiles were classmates at Hill High School and remain close friends.

James Spackman

January 10, 2021

We were so shocked to read of Billie's death. So sorry for your loss. We remember so well the summer we camped just outside Camp Grayling. What a fun time we had. She was always so nice to us. Our thoughts are with you.

Cathy (aka Lean) and RL Milett-Hester

January 9, 2021

There are not words to express the sadness felt in our hearts to hear of the passing of the “best-ist, best-ist, friend Billie Gladstone. One could identify her presents in a crowded room by that one-of-a-kind voice and contagious laugh. We met Billie when she was appointed to the Lansing Human Relations Commission by Mayor Graves in the mid-70’s during another difficult time – she was a fast learner not afraid of a challenge, understood the value of intergroup relations, police community relations and making difference. There are still visions of many wonderful memories spent in the Gladstone home - sharing eats, laughter and tears.
Al, Troy and Marsha, we care about you and pray that faith in God’s goodness will guide you in this celebration of a life lived to the fullest.

Barbara Orsborn

January 9, 2021

I have fond memories of Billie growing up, she and Al were friends of my parents . May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
Barbara (Woodman) Orsborn

Marie McGuire

January 8, 2021

I remember the first time we met Momma. We came to Ruby Tuesday’s so Marsha could introduce us. I was so nervous. I felt like a cat in a room full of rockers.
We do the basic introductions and you handed me a frog that croaked when you pressed it. “ Do you know what frog means?” You said. “ It means fully rely on God.” My heart exploded.
Marsha and I went to the salad bar. I came back with beets. I sat down and you reached over and started eating off my plate. You screamed “ Oh my gosh girl I have never eaten off of someone else’s plate” I knew then we were going to be alright.
Momma, you will never understand what you have meant to me. I don’t have enough words or the vocabulary to express it.. The three years I have had with you will forever be a part of me.
From day one you cared for me like I was one of your own. I remember how the four of us You, Daddy, Marsha and I would take trips to Frankenmuth and go have lunch at the Bavarian Inn. Then we would go downstairs in search of treasures.
I will never forget the time we made Christmas cookies at your house. You were not crazy about the idea, but because I never had the chance with my momma you were all in.
Momma, I will never forget the genuine love you have showed me. My heart breaks knowing I won’t hear your laugh, or the way you would look at me when I would say a cuss word, or how your hugs would fill my heart. How you taught me those dang puzzles in the paper, and beat our butts in Yahtzee.
I want you to know I will take care of Marsha and Daddy until my last breath. I will carry our memories close to my heart. Until we meet again know I love you. You were one of the best blessings God ever gave to me.

I love you,
Sammy

Michele Brannan

January 8, 2021

I will miss Billie, she was always so cheerful and such a positive soul. My condolences to you all

FROM THE FAMILY