Estelle "Billie" Jewell

May 21, 1923March 31, 2014
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Estelle “Billie” Jewell, age 90, formerly of Commerce, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Sue (Harold) Barber, Billie Mae (Robert “Smiles”) Richardson, Jackie Drouin and Vickie (Eddie) Pillow. Proud grandmother of Terry, Tim, Tammy, Shelly, Tiffany, Kim, Krista, Alisha and Crystal. Treasured great-grandmother and great-great grandmother of many. Dear sister of Evelyn Jarvis, Lyle (Lela) Lane and Bruce “Boots” (Jean) Lane. Former co-owner of Dicks Bait and Tackle, an active volunteer for DSS, the Health Department and Catholic Services. Member of Encore at the Waterford Senior Center. Visitation will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake. Funeral Visitation will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. also at the Funeral Home. Burial at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Encore at the Waterford Senior Center or the Michigan Humane Society. Share a memory at



  • Visitation Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Funeral Visitation Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 5, 2014


  • Burial

Estelle "Billie" Jewell

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Jessy Shields

April 10, 2014

She was always a smiling sweet lady who made our family reunions and visits fun. Sadly missed ... loved by many.

Paula Munsee

April 9, 2014

Dear Billie Mae, Jackie and Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. So many memories of growing up next door to your Mom, Dad and family. We really had great times together.

Deepest Condolences,
Paula (Pace) Munsee

Diane Ferris Pilon

April 6, 2014

I have many fond memories of Dick & Billie at the bait shop. Dad & Mom (Dick & MaryAnn Ferris) spent many hours there and sometimes us kids got to tag a long as well. I am sure there are celebrations going on in heaven with many old friends together again.

Sandi Stewart

April 4, 2014

Bet there is a party going on in Heaven now that Billie is reunited with Dick. I was just a kid when I last saw her, spent much time at the bait shop with my parents, Dick & Mary Ann Ferris. Blessings to you, may you be comforted by your many memories of her.

Crystal Pillow

April 4, 2014

you were a beautiful ray of light and the world is darker now with out you you set an example of how life is ment to be lived and you never wasted a single day and that's something we will all take from you grandma I'm so grateful my kids got to know you and have so many fantastic memories I love you

Christy Appleton

April 3, 2014

R.I.P Aunt Billie

Mary Stayton

April 3, 2014

Aunt Billie was a great lady. Her smile and joking around will be missed. If anyone had a second Mom, she was GREAT ONE. Love you Mom #2.

vickie pillow

April 3, 2014

Mom, I'm glad we became friends on top of mother and daughter. I will be so lost without you to the moon and back.

Steve & Denice Jewell

April 3, 2014

Aunt Billie will be greatly missed. Always loved her smile and energy. What a great lady she was. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Vickie Nolan

April 3, 2014

So Very Sorry For Your Loss, my Heart Is with you ? With love Vickie Nolan