John Wesley Billups

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 17, 2006

Services for John Wesley Billups, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 19 at Alexander Junior High School with burial in RoseHill City Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 1 until 7 p.m. with family hour from6 until 7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Billups, 81, died Nov. 13, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on May 3, 1925, to Robert Lee Billups andMargaret Hart Billups.

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He was a retired employee of First Baptist Church of Brookhaven,where he had worked for 37 years. He was a 1943 graduate ofAlexander High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Hewas a member of Bethel AME Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, FrancesBillups; his son, Bobby Billups; his brother, Robert Lee Billups;and a sister, Rebecca Johnson.

Survivors are his son, John “Pete” Billups and wife Carrie, ofBuena Park, Calif.; his daughters, Linda Cox and husband GeorgeCox, of Chicago, Ill., Sarah Godbolt and husband Samuel, ofChicago, and Marlo Blue, of Brookhaven; her nieces, Margaret AnnThomas, of Los Angeles, Calif., Rebecca Billups, of Inglewood,Calif., Anita Bowman Towns, of Dayton, Ohio, and Beverly Billups,of Witchita, Kan.; her nephew, Willie M. Bowman, of Dayton; sixgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many other nieces,nephews and other relatives.