Billie Trotter

January 2, 1944November 29, 2018
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Billie R. Trotter, 74, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Springhill Village. She was born on January 2, 1944, in Corona, CA to William and Mary (Patterson) Thompson.

Billie is survived by her children: Jeff Trotter and wife Natalie of Terre Haute; Michelle Queen and husband Randy of Bowdon, GA; Melissa Barker and husband Dale of Terre Haute; James Trotter and wife Ashley of Fairbanks; Mickelina “Mickey” Trotter of Atlanta, GA; and Jason Trotter of Terre Haute. Also surviving are grandchildren, Courtney Trotter, Jennifer Queen, Logan Abbinett, Jessica Abbinett, Skylar Barker, Ashley Barker, Shelby Trotter, Charles Trotter, Olivia Stantz, Paisley Trotter, and Kynley Trotter; great-grandchildren, Braelynn and Khloe Barker; brother, Bob Thompson; special friend, Jeanetta Ridener; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Trotter; and siblings, William, Mary Lou, Chuck, Dodi, and Betty.

Billie was raised in Springfield, IL and always thought of it as her hometown. She worked for many years at CBS Records and previously at Chesty Foods. She also worked in a beauty salon and as a waitress in several restaurants. When she was younger, Billie liked to bowl, fish, and play cards. Most of all, Billie cherished the time she spent raising her six children and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, December 3 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Lee officiating. Billie will be laid to rest next to her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Funeral Ceremony Monday, December 3, 2018

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Peggy Yarborough

December 2, 2018

PRAYERS for all of the family and friends. I got to meet Billie years ago and she was a great joy to be around. Bless you and love you Mickie Trotter

Mary Yonker

December 1, 2018

To Aunt Billie,
It was a joy and a blessing growing up together in Springfield. I will always cherish the laughter and times we shared together.

christine smith

December 1, 2018

Sorry to say i dont have any memories i was Mary Lou's granddaughter. Billie was my great aunt i had talked to her a few times afTer my gramma died. She remembered me and my brother Rick from last time she saw us as babies. After that dad had custody of us. But gramma saw us kept in touch with us wish i had known billie more
May she rest in peace

Ed and Genora Rush

November 30, 2018

We are gonna miss Aunt Billie. She could always make us laugh and we would pick on herall the time when the family got together. Really enjoyed our times together. Gonna miss you so much. Love you.