Anderson-Clayton-Gonzalez Funeral Home

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Billie Ruth Ankrum

August 3, 1927July 23, 2019

Billie Ruth Brown Ankrum, age 91, of Mesquite, Texas passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. She was born August 3, 1927 in Olden, Texas. Billie entered into WWII at the age of 16 and served in the Women's Army Air Corp, worked at The Pentagon for 2 years and later attended Howard Payne University . After the service, Billie was a homemaker, taking care of her beloved children and attended Community Life Church in Forney, Texas. She enjoyed art and spending time with her family and pets.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Donzell Lee Ankrum; parents, Viola May Brown and Emmett Brown; siblings, Betty Joe Brown, Dotty Brown, Beverly Brown and Ardis Brown; a great-grandson, Beckett Ross Ankrum and many other family members and friends. Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Donna Ankrum Seyster; son, Robert "Bob" Ankrum and wife, Patricia; son, William Scott Ankrum and wife, Joyce and son, Lee Ankrum and wife, Kendra; grandchildren, Deana Hutchison and husband, Jerry, Christopher Ankrum, Major Jeremy Shane Ankrum and wife, Charolette, Keith Ankrum and his wife, Kevin Tally and wife, Brandie and Drake Ankrum, Sammie Ankrum and Addelyn Hutchison; great-grandchildren, Lauren Bratcher and husband, Klint; Michael Yeater and wife, Kelsey; Krysta Wardell and husband, Chase; Lucas Martin and wife, Nicole; Tristin Ankrum and Savannah Ankrum; great-great-grandchildren, Kaden Bratcher, Jud Bratcher, JoJo Bratcher and Haden Martin; sister, Marie Milligan, her beloved Tinkerbell and a host of extended family members.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.andersonclaytongonzalez.com for the Ankrum family

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the USO.


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Deana Hutchison

July 25, 2019

Most all my memories are with this beautiful lady. She is my NANA. I love her so much. She was the kind of person everyone aspired to be. Loving, selfless, always smiling and making sure we ALL had a better life. She helped raise me, my children, others in our family, people around the neighborhood. She just cared for everyone.

I am really going to miss her wisdom, her smiles, her laugh and the fact that she has always been my biggest fan! And no matter how old she was, she liked to have fun and be silly.

Nana I am glad you are no longer suffering, but I can not wait to hug you again.