BILLIE M. WILLETT

Obituary

Billie Reeves Willett, 88 of Fulton passed away July 28 at Lenoir Woods in Columbia, MO.

She was born on January 17, 1929 in Fulton, youngest child of David Reeves & Ruth Davis Reeves.

In 1971 she was honored at the Nixon White House as the Military Wife of The Year for her years of community service, her tireless support of charities and activity with the Officer's Wives Clubs in the many U.S. Army posts at which her husband was assigned. When they retired to their family farm in hometown of Fulton, she was  active in Callaway County Democratic Party and was a delegate to 1984 national convention in San Francisco, authored a children's book "The Adventures of Jenny", and continued their life of travel in their beloved Airstream attending Airstream Rallys in the US and Canada.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Emerson Willett, her parents, siblings Frances Shultze, J.D. Reeves, Celeste Brooks, Marjean Rice, and Betty Hood.

Her generous spirit will be very much missed by her daughter Robin Taylor of Florida, her grandson Dave Taylor, his wife Dawn, their son David of Alabama, and special caregiver Kelly Pickens of Fulton.

Private services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please seriously consider pet adoption or donating much needed supplies to your local humane society, one of her favorite charities.

Condolences may be left for the family on this site.


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Gina Heaton

Dear Robin,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. David and Dawn have spoken fondly of her many times and I can tell from the obit that she was a great lady that will be greatly missed.

David,
May the good memories you shared with your grandmother sustain you in the days ahead.

Prayers for the whole family.

Love,
The Heatons

 Posted August 14, 2017 - 10:27pm
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George and Carol Vickery

Dear Robin, Dave, Dawn, and David,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Billie lived such a full life. She was a good Army wife and a wonderful role model for Robin. I wonder if Robin is such a good leader and community advocate because of the wonderful example Billie showed.

I can just picture Billie in heaven, with a Kindle full of wonderful books! We will miss catching up on Billie. But at the same time I am so happy she is free of her pain and in heaven with Coach Taylor.

Our thoughts are with all of you.

We have made a donation to the Bay County Humane Society in her name. We decided on Bay County because of Robin and Dave's close ties to that Community.

Love from George and Carol

 Posted August 2, 2017 - 6:05pm
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Dawn Taylor

I am thankful that little David was able to spend several years getting to know his great grandma. She loved him dearly and enjoyed spoiling him. She had such a big heart and we will all miss her. I will miss our phone calls, letters, and her stories. It was nice to have a grandmother again. She led a full life and traveled everywhere. That's more than most people could say. I know she is in a better place free from all of her pains. She was very proud of you and loved you so much. She always talked about you and told us stories about you when we visited. Please know that the 3Ds (as she called us) are always here for you and love you very much.
Love,
Dawn

 Posted August 1, 2017 - 1:42pm

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