Billie Jean Lewis, 92, of Paris, formerly of Bogata, passed away Thursday July 14, 2022 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, July 18, 2022 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Don Shovan officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service from 10 until 11 am.
Billie was born August 16, 1929 in Red River County to W.E. (Gene) and Madge (Ladd) Burns. She grew up in the Glendale/McCrury and Bogata area. She married Maxie Lewis on February 28, 1948 in Clarksville, TX.
Billie is preceded in death by her husband Maxie; daughter, Joyce Ann Buckman; sister, Ollie Ruth Robinson; three brothers Carl Henry, Royce, and Gerald Burns.
She is surived by son-in-law, Bill Buckman and wife Charlotte of Bogata, “bonus” grand-children, Cody and Sara Estrada and Aubrey and Mark Gibbs; six “bonus” great grandchildren, Grayson, Adelyn, and Bennie Estrada; Clara, Georgia, and Maggie Gibbs, all of Paris, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Randy Jordan, Mike Allred, Morris Foster, Cody Estrada, David Rozell, and Greg Dooley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charlie Lewis, Donnie Strain, Charles Skaggs, Joe Travis Kelsey, and Weldon Smith.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to Bogata Cemetery Association C/O Alice Ann White, 104 Mt. Vernon Rd., Bogata, TX 75417.