Billie Joyce Johnson Jaynes

December 8, 1931February 8, 2021

A gracious godly woman, Billie Joyce Johnson Jaynes, has joined her heavenly father on February 8, 2021. Billie was preceded by husband, Charles Jaynes, her mother Ida Mae Fuller Potter, and her father Coy Johnson. She was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky on December 8, 1931.

She was a world traveler who had lived in Alaska, Spain, Guatemala, and finally landed in South Houston, Texas. Many of her brothers, sisters, cousins, and mother joined her in the move to Texas in the 1960’s. Preceded in death by Husband – Charles Jaynes, Grandmother – Leona Smith Fuller, Mother – Ida Fuller Potter, Brothers – Joel Martin (Marty) Potter, Fred Webb Potter, Dan Potter, Archie Potter, and Ralph Potter. Survived by Brother – Clark D. Potter, Brother – David T. Potter (adopted), Sisters (adopted) – Annette Y. Potter and Carlene Burkland and Husband, Jake, Sons – Russell Jaynes and Wife, Shelly and Randall Jaynes, Daughters – Glenda Jaynes Clark and Husband, Mike, Gaye Stuchly and Husband, Mike, 18 Grandchildren, 5 Great-grandchildren, along with a host of friends and acquaintances.

Billie was the Aunt to many nieces and nephews who referred to her as Big Nana. Big Nana was known for her home being open for love, shelter, singing, nourishment, and hugs. Her large family and extended family will miss her joyous stories and candid remarks.

Services will be held at Forest Park East, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598. Visitation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. and interment to follow.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the family.


  • Chad Potter
  • Kirk Potter
  • Creed Potter
  • Creed Potter, Jr.
  • Richard Jaynes
  • Ken Jewell


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


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Dianne Potter

February 26, 2021

Billie and Charlie lived a fulfilling life of almost 40yrss.together They were very blessed ! We had great family fellowship times. Lots of love, food , music and laughter, singing and harmonizing Charlie and Ida playing the guitar, Rusty joining in later. Singing some of Ida’s songs she wrote. One of our favorites was about the Holy Ghost. Oh the Holy Ghost is the light of my soul, he guides me every step of the way, he is the power that heals and makes me whole, teaching me so lovingly, day by day. One of which was playing on the CD where her aunt Minnie was singing and also playing. They were a talented group of people. She looked forward every year to the Jaynes family reunion. She loved the vacations at Lake Whitney. Left great memories!! Clark, took lots and lots of videos! After their retirement they took a break, and later Charlie invested in an oil change service business. where they met and enjoyed meeting people.!They were very involved with the Interfaith Church of Pasadena Later moved with Pastor Stan Byers to Beth El. Billie worked in the nursery doing what she loves best, taking care of the babies. Charles played the guitar on the praise team. They became very close friends. Pastor Byers said they were such a blessing and encouragement to him. Billie was his Amen section. Keeping people awake. They went on a few vacations together, One of which was to Israel withchurch friends, Judy and her friend Sonny! They were baptized in the river Jordan by the pastor. They rode on a camel. It was a great experience for them! And Pastor Byars introduced them to playing golf, where Billie made the first hole in one. But not long after Charlie made one. So you could call their phone and on the recording it would say, “ Welcome to the hole-in-one club!” She really loved playing games especially the game of Scrabble with Kaie and Judy, and later farkle. But hated to lose! She loved going on cruises with Judy. Judy was such a blessing to her!!

Annette Potter

February 24, 2021

Billie Joyce Jaynes was so very special it is hard to define her many attributes. I loved her beyond belief and my heart aches for the loss of her. She was a shining, cheerful light in an often dreary world. She was a loving, mother figure not only to her children, but to many others. She cared deeply about others and gave generously throughout her life to her loved ones. She was a woman who believed in protecting the weak and she would fight for those who had little or no ability to protect themselves. She was as fair a person as I've encountered in my lifetime. She was such a good person, it sometimes seems impossible that anyone could be so good and kind, but she truly was. I can't say how much she will be missed and this world will be a much lonelier place without her. Heaven's gain is truly our great loss. Our only consolation is the fact that she will be with the Lord and with those we love who have gone on before her. Our great hope is to someday be with her once again in Heaven. Written by her broken hearted sister/daughter, Annette Potter.

Lucy VanWieren

February 16, 2021

Mama Billie, I will miss you. I love that we were able to take so many trips together. I will miss all the fun times we had together on cruises and trips to Kentucky. I love you and I know you are praising Jesus now.

Judy Miller

February 13, 2021

My best friend, Billie Jaynes was one in a million. Always there with a kind word, a 🙏 prayer, and willing to lend a helping hand. She shared the love of Jesus, her Lord with everyone. So full of love for family and friends. What a blessing to have a true, true friend through thick and thin! Like a second grandmother to my grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved them as her own. I thank the good Lord for blessing me with her friendship for fifty-eight years. Til we meet again, my precious friend, I will remember all the wonderful trips , cruises and memories we shared. 💜🙏💜