|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1940|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 2013|
TAZEWELL, Va. — Lou B. Billips, age 73, of the Gratton community in Tazewell, Va. died Friday, June 7, 2013 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell, Va. Born March 9, 1940 at Tazewell, Va., she was a daughter of the late Howard Stephen and Millie Gregory Bourne. She was an active member of Concord United Methodist Church at Gratton.
Mrs. Billips was a graduate of Tazewell High School and Radford University. She taught 38 years in Tazewell County Schools and was a beloved teacher and leader of education at both Tazewell and Richlands High Schools. Mrs. Billips has served as sponsor of the Future Business Leaders of America, sponsor of the THS Pep Club, and was a staunch supporter of THS Football Boosters. She was a member of the Tazewell High School Business Advisory Committee and member of Xi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Key Women Educators since 1977 serving as local chapter president as well as serving on region and state committees, and was a member of the Jeffersonville Women's Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three infant sisters, Joann Bourne, Mary Martha Bourne, and Nancy Howard Bourne.
She is survived by her husband, John D. Billips; two sons, Mark Billips and wife, Dr. Polly Billips of Abingdon, Va. and Mike Billips and wife, Suzanne Billips of Greensboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, Lydia Billips, Audrey Billips, Emily Billips, Hampton Billips, and Karly Billips; one sister, Elizabeth Hull and husband, Gene of Goshen, Va.; niece, Dana Hull and nephew, Stephen Hull.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with the Reverend Dr. Kevin Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Gratton, Va. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Neel, Bill Dowdy, Larry Dowdy, Hampton Billips, Jamison Jones, and Keith White.
Howard Stephen Bourne (1906 - 1972)
Minnie Gregory Bourne (1905 - 1992)
Joann Bourne (1936 - 1937)*
Lou Bourne Billips (1940 - 2013)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Virginia Gal
Record added: Jun 10, 2013
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