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Billie Lea Parks Stewart, 88 years old, passed away quietly in hospice on August 2 nd , 2023. She is preceded in death by her husband Nelson.
Born February 8 th , 1935, in Sunset, Texas, she grew up in Dallas and attended Crozier Tech High School. There she formed friendships that lasted for a lifetime. It was also here that she fell for her high school sweetheart, Nelson Lee Stewart, who was to become her husband of 68 years.
Together with Nelson, she raised three daughters: Barbara (husband Scott), Janet (husband Angelo), and Lynda (husband Kerry).
Billie was a proud Texan who cherished her Texas roots almost as much as she did her roles as homemaker, Mother and Grandmother. She took great pride in her cooking and never passed on an opportunity to fill her home with friends and family. Indeed, she placed a high value on friendship and maintained those ties with her friends of over 70 years.
Billie could always be counted on to go antique shopping or browsing second-hand stores in search of a handmade quilt or yet another chicken to add to her extensive collection of decorative hens.
Her grandchildren: Jeremy (Sarah), Justin, Jennifer (Kevin), Sara (Chad), Amelia (Travis), Aaron, Lily (Matthew), Kalan, Kyle (Becca), Jeremiah, and Jessea loved her without reservation, and all are joyful to have called her MamMaw.
Billie’s legacy of love continued as she offered emotional support to her great-grandchildren: Mia (Brian), Gwen, Michael, Anya, John, Nadia, Jael, Kaleb, Chantry, Killion, Jubilee and Violet. She was thrilled to see her first great-great-grandchildren: Luke and Giavanna.
Always there with chocolate chip cookie pie, grilled cheese sandwiches and cinnamon toast, she was never happier than when she could nurture her children or her children’s children. Especially if it involved chocolate.
Billie had a strong Christian faith and was patiently waiting until she could join with her deceased husband, Nelson, once again.
The hospitality and acceptance she extended were as a beacon of warmth to all who knew her. She has requested that her remains, together with those of her husband, be scattered in the Texas Hill Country.
There will be a memorial service at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 12th at North Dallas Funeral Home in Farmers Branch.
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