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Billie Ruth Vanderford

March 11, 1934November 17, 2020

Billie Ruth Vanderford, 86, of Pearl, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Visitation will be held from 10:00am until 1:00pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. The funeral service will follow at 1:00pm in the funeral home chapel. It will also be livestreamed on the Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/BaldwinLeeFuneralHome/live . Burial will take place at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl, Mississippi. Serving as active pallbearers are Bill Vanderford, John Vanderford, Jacob Vanderford, Micah Vanderford, Clint Vanderford, and Marc Helms. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Brad Helms, Brent Logan, and Jeffery Cannon.

She was born on March 11, 1934 in Cohay, Mississippi to the late Bill Ivy and Everetta Dickerson Ivy.

Ms. Billie was a Smith County native, but resided in Rankin County the past 61 years. She was a retired dental hygienist at the Mississippi State Hospital after working there for 42 years. She also worked in private practice with Dr. Will Brown DDS and Dr. Robert Manning DDS.

Ms. Billie loved to read her Bible and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. In addition, she enjoyed cooking for her family, completing crossword puzzles, and floral work.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, George Ivan Vanderford; daughter, Everetta Lynn Vanderford, and great-grandson Pierce Allan Helms.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Helms, Jack Vanderford (Mary), Jeff Vanderford (Nell), and Denise Carson (Philip); 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Billie will be deeply missed by everyone.

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  • Nancy Helms, Daughter
  • Jack Vanderford (Mary), Son
  • Jeff Vanderford (Nell), Son
  • Denise Carson (Philip), Daughter
  • 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren

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Gloria Tuten

November 20, 2020

Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss.
Hugs and prayers sent your way.

Glenda Clack

November 20, 2020

Nancy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was the sweetest!

Wanda Harvey

November 20, 2020

Nancy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You had the sweetest mother. I have known her every since she worked with Dr. Brown. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.




Barbara Green

November 19, 2020

To all the family my heart goes out to you all. My prayers are with you all. May God put peace in your hearts to know she is in a much better place. Love you all.

Beverly Hines

November 18, 2020

I don't remember if I ever met Miss Billie. But, I know she raised some fine children. My prayers go out to Denise, Mary, Jack, and all of the family. May God cover you with His comfort and peace and remind you of all the love and good times. Rest in the arms of our Lord, Miss Billie.

Patrick Helms

November 17, 2020

I love and will miss you granny

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