Willie (Billye) Clara Yaws

March 6, 1937August 6, 2018

Willie Clara Yaws, known as Granny B, age 81 resided in Mesquite, Texas at the Christian Care Center, passed away on August 6, 2018. She raised her family in Seagoville, Texas and attended the Seagoville, Church of Christ since 1966.

She was born in Wilson, Texas March 6, 1937. She was married to William Charles Yaws, known as Bill for 38 years.

She is survived by Bob and Michelle Wardlaw of Rockwall, Janet Dyess of Waxahachie, J.T. and Kay Taylor of Seagoville and Mark and Amy Yaws of Livingston. He son Charles Richard Yaws met Jesus on August 20, 1988.

She was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She was a stay at home housewife while her children were being raised. Later she worked at A&B Bag and Numos Factory.

She was famous at Christian Care for her singing. It’s been told that people sat in the hallway and listened to her belting out old gospel songs.

She was also known for her sense of humor, we heard that all the time. She had many one liners.


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Willie (Billye) Clara Yaws

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Sheryl Kiser

August 14, 2018

What a wonderful Christian lady! She was very talented and had a great sense of humor! She will be missed.

Karen K. Griffin

August 10, 2018

Dear Cousins,
I'm sorry I can't make it to the funeral but, please know my & Larry's hearts and prayers are with all of you. The Heavenly Moore choir has made room for another beautiful voice.
I have many memories of Aunt Billye. Most include her sense of humor. She wasn't just funny... she had a sharp and quick wit, a natural timing.
We will continue to thank God for the Gift of Aunt Billye that He gave us.
Isaiah 40:31
Karen & Larry Griffin

Mark Yaws

August 9, 2018

I am the young of her 5 kids , my Mom is and was the best Mom that a boy could have ask for . She is the reason that I know JESUS today . She has always loved us all and have been there for us in every way. I am going to miss her everyday for the rest of my life .
I love you

Kayle Johnson

August 9, 2018

My Granny B was a loving soul, I’ll never forget our sonic trips and her big hugs and huge kisses. She was our families greatest blessing. We love you B and your singing will forever be in our hearts. Love Kayle Bug

Melvin and Diane Fowler

August 9, 2018

Went my mom and B wood talk about Doll and material and then they would talk about the grandkids oh so how we loved granny B now she's in heaven with my mom my dad and they're talking and telling all the stories that we had down here we're going to miss you Granny B please give my mom and dad a kiss for me love you

Donna Richters

August 6, 2018

Auntie Billye was a sweet and very loving person. I have lots of memories with Aunt Billye and my Moma (Mary Richters). I'm sure their catching up on the family. Especially their grandbabies. I love you Aunt Billie until we meet again.

P.S. give Moma and Daddy a hug!!