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Billie (Durrett) ShanksNovember 20, 1942 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 74)
Billie Jean Shanks was born November 20th, 1942 in Corpus Christi, TX to Vernon and Viola Durrett. Billie passed away peacefully and went Home to be with her Lord on June 18th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Viola Durrett, and her daughter, Sherry Knight. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Shanks, who she lived with in Eustace, TX, and her grandchildren, Brittany Cleveland and Shane Marshall. She will always be remembered by her playfulness and sense of humor, which she kept amazingly even during the most challenging times. She brought a smile and laugh to everyone she met. She inspired many with her strong faith and love for the Lord. She loved to pray for people and many were touched by her powerful prayers and her big heart of unconditional love. She was a sweet soul with a sweet, innocent spirit. She was a devoted caregiver for her family for most of her life. She loved to read, play piano, and garden. She also loved to travel and she enjoyed nature, especially flowers, fishing, and camping. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.