|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1943|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 2011|
Billie R. "Jo" Jones
No service was reported for Sequim resident Billie R. "Jo" Jones, who died Aug. 10, 2011, at the age of 68 of lung cancer.
She was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Greenville, S.C., to Mark and Margaret Barnett.
As a teenager, she was a car hop.
She was employed at NW Paper/Box Company, owned a very successful deli in Renton, and was a bingo caller at 7 Cedars Casino.
On March 6, 1982, she married Robert .
They enjoyed camping, spending time with friends on Hood Canal, and travel to Napa, Calif.
They also spent winters in Yuma, Ariz.
She had an enormous collection of Elvis memorabilia and loved playing bingo and her favorite slot machine at the casino.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; son and daughter-in-law Eddie and Vicki .; stepsons and daughter-in-law Rodney and Tre and Tracy ; daughters and sons-in-law Faye and Ken and Denise and Dennis ; brothers Dewey , Cecil Barnett, George , and Johnny ; and sister Gracie.
She was preceded in death by her brothers William and Henry and sister Violet.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peninsula Friends of Animals, 257509 Highway 101, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Neptune Society Lynnwood was in charge of cremation.
My mom was born in Greenville, South Carolina. At 15 she married my dad,and at sixteen had me(Dee)(1959). Afterwards, we moved to South Dakota, living on my grandparents farm(dad's parents). Here in South Dakota, my brother Ed was born(1964). It wasn't long after that, we moved to California; San Francisco I believe; than to the Napa Valley. Here my sister Faye was born in 1965. Eventually we moved to Washington State. My parents would divorce in 1974. My mom would later remarry to Robert. Early in her life, it wasn't easy for her. Somehow she endured and went on to find happiness with Robert. She leaves behind, her devoted husband, 2 daughters and a son; as well as three grandchildren.She also leaves her loving sister, Gracie and two brothers-Dewey and Cecil.She had a brother and sister who have passed before her. William and Violet She had been battling lung cancer; but it was a tumor in her lungs that burst that took her life. We will miss her tremendously and in each of us is a hole that can't be filled. There will be no services at her request. We love you mom!
Poem written for my mom.
Our Angel (Mom)
I awoke this morning; hoping it was just a bad dream.
I didn't want to believe that you were really gone.
The only comfort I can find, is that you hurt no more.
I find some peace knowing you are watching over all of us.
When the wind rustles the leaves on the trees; I will know it is you
When the sun is shining; I will know you are smiling down on us.
When the warmth of the sun touches our faces; we will know it is your love touching our hearts
We will find comfort in all of this; as you will find comfort in the love you took with you from us.
You may be gone from this life; but never gone from our hearts.
We will remember the softness of your voice; your beautiful smile
your sweet laughter
Rest now; knowing that we will keep you with us forever
We love you mom so very much.
Written by Denise S.
for my mother (Billie)
Mark Walter Barnett (1898 - 1961)
Margaret Louise Whiten Barnett (1915 - 1978)
Billie Ruth Barnett Jones (1943 - 2011)
William Barnett (1945 - 2011)*
Violet Louise Barentt Fowler (1950 - 1995)**
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: MoonlightStars
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74732662