April 12, 2024
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Billie Jean Gilbert Sears

1936 – 2020

Services for Billie Jean Gilbert Sears, 84, of Alba, were held October 2 at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Bro. Chris Horton officiated.

Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Rockwall.

Mrs. Sears died on September 28, 2020, in Sulphur Springs. She was born July 7, 1936, in Rockwall to Alfred Lee and Effie Mae Johnson Gilbert. On January 15, 1954, she married Billy Ray Sears in Rockwall. She worked as a secretary for Rockwall ISD for 21 years and as a bank teller in Rockwall for 12 years. 

Mrs. Sears is survived by sons, Michael Sears and wife Kimberly of New Boston and Dwayne Sears and wife Danette of Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Harless Dudley and Bennie Lee and Joe Kenneth Nichols.

Memorials may be made to the Lake Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 9483 W. FM 515, Alba, Texas 75410.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.