OBITUARY

Billie Wondene Durant

May 15, 1937January 23, 2023
Obituary of Billie Wondene Durant
Graveside service for Billie Wondene Durant, 85, of Lufkin, will be held Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Cemetery with Bro. Michael Henson officiating. Mrs. Durant was born May 15, 1937 in Leggett, Texas, daughter to the late Vela (Cryer) and Ray Warren, and raised by Paul Hawkins. She passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 in a local hospital. Billie taught Sunday school, liked painting, crafting, cooking and spending time with her family, shelling peas, canning making jelly, and talking on the phone with Aunt Dorothy. Survivors include husband, Robert Durant of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Michael Henson of Huntington; sons, Benton Durant and Justin Durant of Lufkin; grandchildren, Jenni and Curt Pinner, Chris Henson, Amber and Brian “Doc” Frankens, Jessica and Thomas Moore, Kasey Durant, Kade Durant, Jake and Kendall Durant, Kalie Durant, Katlyn Durant, Sarah Nichols, Amanda Jumper; stepbrother, Ronnie Hawkins; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Durant; brothers, Ray Warren and James Warren; stepsister, Joyce Brown; and stepbrother, Kenneth Hawkins. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

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  • FAMILY

  • Robert Durant Husband
  • Paula and Michael Henson Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Benton Durant and Justin Durant Sons
  • Jenni and Curt Pinner, Chris Henson, Amber and Brian "Doc" Frankens Grandchildren
  • Kasey Durant, Kade Durant, Jake Durant, Kalie Durant, Kaitlyn Durant, Sarah Nichols, Amanda Jumper Grandchildren
  • Ronnie Hawkins Step-Brother
  • She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Durant; brothers, Ray Warren and James Warren; stepsister, Joyce Brown; and stepbrother, Kenneth Hawkins.She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Durant; brothers, Ray Warren and James Warren; stepsister, Joyce Brown; and stepbrother, Kenneth Hawkins.

Past Services

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Visitation

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Graveside Service