Julia Marie “Ree” Billings

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Julia Marie “Ree” Billings

  • Birth 6 Sep 1938 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 17 Nov 2007 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 22978557

Julia Marie "Ree" Billings, 69, of Memphis, died Saturday, November 17, 2007 at the Golden Living Center. She was a member of the former Knight Arnold Church of Christ. Mrs. Billings is survived by her daughter, Angie Young and her husband John of Memphis; two grandchildren, Ellis Nichols and Taylor Young; her sister, Jean Murphy of Memphis and two brothers, Jack Billings of Bartlett and Buster Billings of Monett, MO. She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Pepin and a brother, Sonny Billings. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday, November 19, at Forest Hill Funeral Home East. Services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Forest Hill Cemetery East. Forest Hill Cemetery East (Published in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN)

Though she was never married, Marie had a significant relationship with Guy McHand which lasted for more than 50 years. They had one child together. She and her sister Edna co-owned a home together for about 35 years before going their separate ways. Marie worked for the same company all of her life beginning as a waitress at Frostop in Memphis and worked her way up to office manager of Good Foods Inc.


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  • Maintained by: Angelia McHand Heinold
  • Originally Created by: Carole McCaig
  • Added: 18 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22978557
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Marie “Ree” Billings (6 Sep 1938–17 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22978557, citing Forest Hill Cemetery East, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Angelia McHand Heinold (contributor 47356280) .