Billie Irene Griffin, age 77, of Coleman, passed from this life in the home of her daughter on Monday, November 9, 2020 surrounded by her family.
The family will greet friends Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the Brown Ranch Cemetery Pavilion with Kent McMillan officiating. Interment will follow in the Brown Ranch Cemetery. A funeral procession will leave Stevens Funeral Home for Brown Ranch Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.
She was born Billie Irene McMillan on August 7, 1943 in Coleman to Billy Clifford McMillan Sr. and Marthena Cleo McElrath McMillan. Billie grew up in Coleman County and graduated from Coleman High School in 1961. She married Leon Wayne Griffin in 1962 in Coleman. Billie worked in the cafeteria for the Panther Creek Consolidated Independent School District and retired after 21 years of service. She then worked as a mail carrier for 10 years serving the southern parts of Coleman County. Billie had a kind heart and contagious smile. She was always willing to help someone in need or sit and have a cup of coffee with you. Billie had a green thumb when it came to growing flowers. Her yard was a rainbow of the most beautiful array of flowers. Billie’s cooking was another thing that her family loved. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies were playing board games with her grandchildren and Yahtzee with her brothers and sisters. Her laugh, smile, and kind heart will be missed by all that knew her. Billie was a member of the Gouldbusk Baptist Church.
Billie is joined in heaven by her parents, Billy and Marthena McMillan; her husband, Leon Griffin; her brothers, Bill McMillan, Jr., and Foster McMillan; and by her sister who died 21 years ago on November 9, Sandy Reeves.
She is survived by her children, Marcy Griffin of Fisk, and Bryan Griffin of Fisk, along with his special friend, Kristi Kuykendall of Bangs; her grandchildren, Yancy Otts and fiancée Lauren, Griffin Otts and wife Shanel, Ethan Griffin and fiancée Selina, Devin Griffin, and Damon Griffin; her great-grandchildren, Braxten Otts, Tinley Otts, Kooper Griffin, Kori Griffin, and Sophie Mac Otts; her sister, Fran Spradlin and husband Charles of Lake Brownwood; her brothers, Kent McMillan and wife Stephanie of Branson, Missouri, Greg McMillan and wife Ella Mae of Lake Brownwood, and Bret McMillan of Alvarado; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Pallbearers will be Yancy Otts, Griffin Otts, Ethan Griffin, Devin Griffin, Damon Griffin, Skeeter Reeves, and Gregory McMillan.
Memorials are suggested in memory of Billie to the Brown Ranch Cemetery Association, 4619 CR 300, Gouldbusk, Texas 76845.
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