Billie Marie Parsons

January 14, 1945 - September 28, 2017
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Billie Marie Parsons passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 28, 2017 at the age of 72. She was born in Pasadena, Texas on January 14, 1945 to M.O. and Mavis (Clark) Grissom. They both preceded her in death along with her loving husband of 52 years, Jimmy Ray Parsons.

Billie Marie enjoyed painting, cooking, and reading. She was involved with Girl Scouts for many years. Billie Marie had great love for painting ceramics and porcelain.
She was a member of the Porcelain Art Guild of Dallas. Billie was a former member of the Ellis County Porcelain Art Club, and International Porcelain Artist and Teachers. Every week she would gather with a great group of ladies known as the “Thursday Painters”. She had a smile that would light up a room.

Billie is lovingly remembered by her 4 children: Ronny Parsons and wife Dianna, Donny Parsons and wife Martha, Phillip Parsons and Shannon Parsons Jordan and husband Jon; sisters, Inez Parsons, Anita Clements, Rita Rich; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and her baby dog Roxie.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 2nd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Chism Smith Funeral Home in Irving. Funeral Services will be at Chism-Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 3rd at 12:30 p.m. with interment following the service at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice for their caring and support during this difficult time.

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Tammy Loomis
North Richland Hills, TX
You welcomed me into the fold of your family as if I was your own and never treated me any differently. You are truly an Angel that will be missed on earth.  You helped mold me into the woman I am today (only the good parts).  The universe has a way of gifting us with people we didn't know we needed until we can't imagine life without them. While it will be hard without you I know you are in a better place enjoying your time with Pops.  You will be truly missed and know you will always carry a special place in my heart.  To Ronny, Donny, Phillip and Shannon words can't take away your pain but know I love you all and will be here for you. Thank you all for sharing your Mom with me.
All my love,
Tammy
Teri Mitchell
Houston, TX
Prayers for the family.
Sharon Lewis
Waxahachie, TX
You have proved your love, shared your wisdom, kept your covenant with Jim, loved your children, reached out to others as a mom in their lives, laughed and overcome, brought family to God and encouraged them in the faith. You have been there for grandkids, proclaiming justice as your standard but mercy as your heart. I am so grateful God chose us to be cousins and blessed us to have so many sweet memories. We
already miss you and your sweet "happy go lucky" attitude that brightened every occasion.  You left us with more to do, more love to give away, more hugs to share, more prayers to pray. So it is time to get busy, you rest in Jesus until we all finish our work, I love you.
Annette Reeder
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Mary Torrez
Irving, TX
My Dear Neighbor, how You will be missed is beyond words. May You now R.I.P. My Friend, God Bless.
A Wilder
Dallas, TX
I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Billie Parsons. Our wonderful Heavenly Father has given us the loving assurance that we can see our loved ones again by means of a resurrection. (Acts 24:15). We can always rely on the God of comfort to help us endure any difficulties, especially the loss of a loved one.
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