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Willie Raymon

August 30, 1917 — November 30, 2009

Willie Mae Raymon, age 92, formerly of Greenville, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, November 30, 2009 at Hospice Homeplace of East Texas at Tyler. She was born on August 30, 1917 in the Bonanza Community, Hopkins County, Texas to D. F. and Mary Jane Higginbotham, they precede her in death. Ms. Raymon married Pete Raymon in Greenville on September 6, 1934 and together had one child. He also preceded her in death having passed away on October 22, 1997 after 63 years of marriage. Ms. Raymon learned the art of being a seamstress at a young age and worked at various factories in Greenville until her retirement. Even being retired, she practiced the craft she loved helping numerous people with alterations. Ms. Raymon was a long-time member of the Greenville Community and rarely spent time away until she moved to Tyler in her later years to be near her daughter. She was a long-time member of the Park Street Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Lynda Billups, and husband Jerry, of Tyler; grandchildren, Brooke Smith, and husband Clint, and Neal Billups, all of Tyler, and Robb Billups, and wife Kelly, of Shreveport, La.; great-grandchildren, Taylor Martin, Colton Billups, Jack Billups, Avery Billups, and Grace Billups; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Services for Ms. Raymon will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Peters Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Hailes officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery with Robb Billups, Neal Billups, Clint Smith, David Vinsant, Collin Lynn, and Seth Garcia serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 " 8 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
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