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Submitted by: Becky Rodgers
The youngest of seven, Billie Jean Shreve, born November 13, 1922, in Silo, OK to Earnest E. and Dovie Elmore Lambert Ward, passed from death unto life on January 12, 2018, at the age of 95, in Garland, TX.
Billie Jean married Claude Delmo Harrison on May 24, 1944, in Salinas, CA. To this union was born a daughter, Claudia Sallye Harrison.
She married Edward Fleming Shreve on November 29, 1951, in Carlsbad, NM. To this union was born 2 daughters, Edda Sue and Billie Jo.
Known as a committed believer and follower of Christ, Billie Jean left a legacy of great faith and was a wonderful Christian example to all who knew her. She was also known as a great Bible teacher, and for her creativity and sense of humor.
Billie Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Dovie Ward; her husbands, Delmo Harrison and Ed Shreve; sisters, Lena Elrena Wells and Pauline Evelyn Kidd; brothers, Vernon Paul, Marshall Ray, Hayden Cleo, and Leonard Earnest Ward; nieces, Anna Jo Wells, Tresy Jan Ward Maxwell; nephew, Homer Dee Wells.
She is survived by Claudia Moon and husband Dale Schrader of Conroe, TX, Edda and husband Larry Venable of Garland, TX, Jo and Dan Wahl of Albuquerque, NM, 9 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family hour will be from 1-2:00 PM on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Durant, OK before the service. The funeral will begin at 2:00 PM with Bro. James Robinson officiating, followed by a graveside service at Highland Cemetery in Durant, OK. The pallbearers will be James Allen, Ryan Dobbs, Jason Venable, Scott Venable, John Venable, Darren Flowers, David Hicks and Jammar Crane.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, OK www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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