May 6, 1927 – March 23, 2014
Billie Clark Halstead passed away March 23, 2014 at Midland Memorial Hospital. She was born May 6, 1927, in Amarillo, Texas. Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Bettie Cooper and Welsey Ernest Griffin; her first husband Walter Thomas Clark, and her second husband Louis N. Halstead. She graduated from Lubbock High School and attended Texas Tech University. Billie was a member of Christ Church Anglican where she served the church in many capacities including choir member, vestry member and as Episcopal Church Women Board Member and as a member of the Daughters of the King. In addition she also represented her church on the Church Women United Board. Billie was an avid reader and was a former reader for the Recording Library For the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She was also a former member of Twentieth Century Study Club, En Amie and a member of the Thursday Lunch Bunch for twenty-five years. Survivors include her daughter Cynthia Clark Graham (Gene) of Austin Texas, her son David Thomas Clark (Cynthia) of Pensacola, Florida, her grandchildren Laurie Mullins (Carl), Ben Graham, John Clark, Susan Clark, great-grandchildren Caroline and Kimberly Mullins, Jay and Parker Graham and Asia Clark; also her brother Robert E. Griffin (Jewel) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and stepson Jay Halstead of Houston, Texas. The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to her excellent caregivers Mary Lou Reyes, Lee Villalobos and Jan Saenz who never left her side and gave her their most wonderful, tender and loving care. The family requests that memorials be sent to Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff, Midland, Texas 79705. She will lie in state Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 3 to 9 p.m. at Ellis Funeral Home and funeral services are Thursday at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Anglican Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com
- Visitation Wednesday, March 26, 2014
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 27, 2014
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October 15, 2014
I just learned of Billie's passing. I had not seen her in many years, but I remember her best from my childhood. She was so cheerful and energetic, and a good friend to my parents who loved her. She will be forever young in my thoughts. Blessings to the family and my deepest sympathy. Robert McFaul
Gayle Snure Ingle
March 28, 2014
To Dave and Cynthia and the rest of Billie's family...I was sorry to hear Billie had passed away and I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers! She was a special friend of my mom(Barnie Snure) and I always loved being a guest at their lunch bunch!What a great reunion they will all have!
Gayle Snure Ingle
March 26, 2014
To the Halstead family. My wife and I are very sorry for your loss, we know this is a very difficult time, but one thing that helped us in the past was to know that God is always there to answer our prayers and He provides help in so many ways and at the right time. Philippians 4:13 says "For all things I have the strength by virtue of him who imparts power to me."
Mary Williams Rowland
March 25, 2014
I will miss her at the Christ Church Friday Morning Bible Class. When she spoke, we all listened and she always shared her "California Gospel" book with us.
Beth Rodgers Murphy
March 25, 2014
To Billie's family: I am so very sorry to read of her passing. She was a very special friend to me through my mother, Dorothy Rodgers. I will always remember her smile that she had for everyone no matter who or what was going on. I guess the "Lunch Bunch" is almost complete now....