Funeral services for Billie Jean Pilkington, age 79, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Skaggs officiating. Interment will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 7 Monday evening.

Mrs. Pilkington died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008.

Billie was born on April 15, 1929, in Brownwood to Eleon Estep and Bertha (Wilder) Estep Perry. She married Marcus Henry Pilkington on April 19, 1947, in Brady. Billie worked for Brownwood Manufacturing as an inspector for 27 years. She was a lifelong resident of Brownwood and a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.

Billie is survived by a son, Marcus H. Pilkington Jr. and wife Anita of Brownwood; a grandson, Marcus H. Pilkington III and wife Whitney of Breckenridge; and three great-grandchildren, Amber Pilkington of Breckenridge and Autumn and Jonathon Rouse of Brownwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son Billy Carl Pilkington in 1969.