Billielou Ione Braswell Lance

Billielou Ione Braswell Lance

Billielou Ione Braswell Lance, 89, has joined her beloved husband, Stanley. Billie, or Grama B, as she liked to be called, passed on quietly in her sleep October 13, 2017 in her home, surrounded by family.
Billie was born to Foy and Viola Braswell March 11, 1928 in Laurel. She attended Laurel High School, graduating in 1946. In spring of that same year, the love of her life, Stanley Lance, returned from Naval service in WWII, and they were married July 21, 1946.
Billie worked as a clerk at Northern Pacific RR, as a meter reader for REA, and she wrote a column called “Across the Table with Billie” for the Laurel Outlook. For the past six years, she also worked at the Billings Public Auto Auction. Her favorite “job” was being a wife, mother and grandmother.
Billie was active as a teenager in Rainbow Girls, moving on to Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, American Legion, and the Laurel Women’s Club. She achieved Queen of the Nile, and was known statewide as an officer of each of these organizations.
Grama B is survived by her sister, Jacqueline (Bob) Schlict; children Priscilla Renee (Jerry) Barnett, Stanley Richard (Mary) Lance, Stephen Walter (Karin) Lance, Calvin Roy (Bobbe) Lance, Rande Foy (Lorraine) Lance, and Sherri Jae (Geordie) Steilen; as well as 22 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren, and her beloved poodle, Cuddles.
Billielou was preceded in death by her infant sister, Mary Helen Braswell, one grandchild, Kimberly Mae Lance, her parents, and her husband, Stanley.
A Celebration of Life service for Billielou and Stanley will be held November 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Laurel Methodist Church.


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