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New Cleveland Cemetery
Wednesday September 26th, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Wednesday September 26th, 2018

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Billy Ray Bills

CLEVELAND - Billy Ray Bills, age 68, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Shelby Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Shelby, MS. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday September 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM till 12:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Celebration of Life Services will follow at 12:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS. Reverend Robert Haney will officiate the service.

Billy was born on November 08, 1949 to Marlon Chester and Birdie (Kirksey) Bills in Cleveland, MS.  He grew up in the Ruleville area and graduated Ruleville High School.  Billy retired from Otis Hill's Welding after 37 years of employment. He had also drove wreckers for Zabe's Wrecker Service and Bills Body Shop.  Billy loved the outdoors; enjoying hunting and fishing. His passion was helping others in need.  He was a friend of Bill W and touched many lives over the years. He was a member of Ruleville Baptist Church. Billy loved his family and his grandchildren were the joy and love of his life.

Billy was preceded in death by his Mother and Father; Marlon and Bertie Bills; wife Kathryne Elizabeth Hill Bills; brothers, Marlon Keith Bills and Mickey Bills.

Billy is survived by Daughter, Jessica Bills (David) Lester of Cleveland, MS;  Step-son, Jeff Ferguson of Leland, MS;  Brother, Terry Bills of Star, ID; Sister, Sheila Dobbins of Greenville, MS;  Grandchildren; Hayden Bills, Mason (Joseph Fioranelli) Ferguson, Mia Ferguson and David Lester, Jr.; Great-grandson, Powell Fioranelli.

Pallbearers are Billy Brown, Davin Parker, Allen Mallette, Shane Bills, Gregg Bills and Butch Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are Peyton Chambers and David Marlow, IV.

Memorials may be made to Office of Development Learning Resource Center, Room U013 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216-4505 (601) 984-2300

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.


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Rest in peace to my cuz, Tallboy. Our sympathies to Terry and to Jessica and her family.

Rodney, Judith and Jesse Harms (Virginia's daughter) Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

A Small Spathiphyllum was sent on September 25, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Tom and Chris Vineyard

Expression of Sympathy Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

Honored to have known this kind man with a good sense of humor.
He touched and helped many

Dot Bright Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences for the loss of Billy Ray! He was a good man and a good friend. He is now reunited with his beloved Kathy! May you rest in peace.

Reba McKnight Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of Billy Ray. He was a good man. May he RIP.

Roylene Moody Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM

RIP Sweet Cuz. No more struggle, no more pain, and with your Kathy once again. Love you and see you on the other side...

Lisa Bills Terrell Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM