Billie Jean Hughes, 85, peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning, April 6, 2010.

    Raised in May, Texas, Billie was the daughter of Charlie and Correta Myrick and married Albert R. Hughes in 1942 just prior to Albert’s military service during World War II. For over forty years they made their home in Ft. Worth where they served faithfully at the Trinity Baptist Church. At Trinity, Billie enjoyed expressing her faith by singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, ministering through the W.M.U. and working as the pastor’s secretary, along with numerous other places of responsibility. During their retired season of life, Billie and Albert moved back to her childhood community where they became members of the First Baptist Church of Cross Plains and then later joined Cottonwood Baptist Church in Cottonwood, Texas. While living in Cottonwood, Billie enjoyed quilting, working in her flower beds and keeping their bird feeder filled. In May of 2005 they moved to Dallas where they became residents at the Buckner Retirement Village and members of Casa  View Baptist  Church.

    Billie had a special love and dedication for her family and truly was an example of the “Proverbs 31 woman.” Her self-giving, other-centered attitude led her to support and complete her husband as well as give sacrificially, yet cheerfully, to her children and grandchildren.

    Along with having a great love for her Lord and family, perhaps Billie will be best remembered as a person who had a genuine concern for others. Whether providing a meal, giving transportation, hosting a bridal shower, lending a listening ear or offering counsel, she was always interested in helping and encouraging others.

    Billie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Truett Myrick, and her brother-in-law, Rev. Jesse Bigbee.

    She leaves many precious memories to be cherished by her daughter and husband, Cindy and Chris Liebrum, their son Cory Liebrum and their son and his wife, Clay and Melanie Liebrum; her son and wife, Craig and Katha Hughes, their daughter, Hannah Hughes, and their son, Caleb Hughes; her sister, Hazel Bigbee; her sister-in-law, Lorea Myrick; her brother and wife, Danny and Glendora Myrick; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

    Family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today, at the Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rowlett with the memorial service at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 9, at the Casa View Baptist Church in Dallas, officiated by the Rev. Richard Blair. A graveside service will take place at 4 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in May, Texas, with Dr. Gary Gramling officiating.

    Memorials may be made to Buckner International Senior Care and Assistance Fund, 600 N. Pearl, Ste. 2000, Dallas, TX  75201