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Billie Sue Gray

January 1, 1925 — March 13, 2024

Billie Gray, who’s sweet, loving nature and radiant smile illuminated the lives of all who knew her, peacefully passed away on March 13, 2024 at the age of 99. Her departure leaves a void in the hearts of her family and friends, but her legacy of kindness will continue to inspire us.

Billie was defined by her unwavering love for others. Whether it was through a kind word, a comforting embrace, or a gracious smile, she had a remarkable ability to spread joy wherever she went. Her smile was her trademark, leaving a lasting impression on all who were fortunate enough to meet her.

Born on January 1, 1925, in Shiro, TX, Billie grew up in Palestine, TX during the depths of The Depression. They didn’t have much, but she was able to attend college at Texas State College for Women, where she earned her degree and went to work as a hospital dietician in Dallas. After the war, she met her husband, Carl Gray. They were married in 1950, after which she concentrated on raising her four children. In 1966, they moved to Bryan, TX when Carl was hired by the Texas A&M Extension Service. She was later employed for 9 years as the Executive Secretary of the Brazos Valley chapter of CPAs.

Billie became an active member of the community, dedicating her time and talents to various charitable endeavors. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church and a devoted member of the Neighborly Sunday School class. Serving the elderly was passion of hers; she was a member of the Crestview Volunteers and served as Treasurer of the Jane Lee Gift Shop at the Crestview nursing home for decades. She was a member of the Extension Service Club for over 50 years, twice serving as its president. Billie also served on the boards of the Bryan Girls Club and the Brazos Senior Center. She was a 1998 “Women Who Make a Difference” honoree by the Brazos County Prenatal Clinic.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Gray; her sons, Mike and David Gray; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pitman; her brother, Charles Pitman; and her twin sister, Sarah Pitman Comer.

Family was the cornerstone of Billie’s life. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, whose love knew no bounds. Billie is survived by her loving family: children, Susan and Bob Gray (wife Janie); grandchildren, Brad Gray and Laura Sweeton (husband Bobby); great-grandchildren, Cassie and Tyler Pritchard; great-great-granddaughter, Scarlett Moore; nephew, Charles L. Pitman (wife Pamella); and daughter-in-law, Jan Wallace. She is also survived by a host of friends and extended family who will cherish her memory always. 

Though Billie may no longer be with us in body, her spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. While we mourn her passing, we take comfort in knowing that she is at peace, reunited with loved ones who went before her, and that her spirit will continue to shine brightly in our hearts forever.




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Reception

Monday, March 25, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Hillier Funeral Home & Cremations

2301 East 29th Street, Bryan, TX 77802

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Celebration of Life

Monday, March 25, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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2301 East 29th Street, Bryan, TX 77802

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