of Marshall, AR
December 21, 1932 - November 22, 2022
Billie Jo Manuel Young-Lawrence, age 89, of Marshall, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving children. She was born in Searcy County, Arkansas on December 21st, 1932 to Howard Manuel and Vernie Tilley Manuel. Billie married Charles Young on April 7th, 1951 and they celebrated 50 years of marriage one week before he went to be with the Lord in 2001. After Charles's passing, Billie married T.J. Lawrence with whom she had several happy years until his passing in 2013.Billie was a child of God, saved as a young woman at a Nazarene Church while living in Tennessee. She recently rededicated her life to the Lord. Billie and Charles spent years running a small grocery store and station in the Morning Star community. Billie was a wonderful cook and many a meal was enjoyed at her house. Her kids think she has the title of Top Fisherman in the area. She would almost always outdo anyone she was fishing with.Billie is survived by her son, Tim Young (Pollyanna) of the Red Oak Community in Searcy County; her daughter, Kandy Ragland (Hughy) of the Morning Star Community in Searcy County; stepdaughters, Earlene Bogart (Doug) of El Dorado, Kansas and Vickie Haun (Don) of Haysville, Kansas; grandchildren, Jodie Phillips (Blake) of Morning Star, Chelsea Garner (Dustin) of Silver Hill and Tanner Young of Morning Star; great-grandchildren, Keagan, Addy, Tenley, Eli, Ashlynn, Olivia and Jace along with a host of family and friends who will mourn her passing.Billie is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Vernie Manuel; her first husband and father of her children, Charles Rufus Young; her second husband, T.J. Lawrence and her sister, Rosemary Kimbrell.Funeral services for Billie will be 11:00 AM Friday, November 25th, 2022 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Terry Gene Tilley officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 till 11:00 AM preceding the service. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery. Bearers will be Hughy Ragland, Tanner Young, Blake Phillips, Dustin Garner, Keagan Sanford and Harold Young.
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We didn't live in Arkansas very long but I wouldn't trade those couple of years for anything. We had so many wonderful meals and picnics together. Billie was an awesome cook and I loved when she cooked. It is hard to believe that Rufus, Helen, Charles, Lee
Tim & Kandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you & all her loved ones during this difficult time.
I have so many fond memories of stopping at the grocery store In Morning Star after or before going to church with my Mom & Dad. Always a sweet lady. Prays for the family.
My heart is sadden to hear of this sweet lady’s passing from this life. I remember her as a child, when she babysat me for sometime. Recently I had the privilege of knowing her as an adult, and she was such a pleasure to see once again. I always looked forward to seeing her, and cutting up with her! She always had me laughing! Sending prayers for your family thru this time!
I am so very sorry for your loss. Billie was a sweet lady. My Mom though a lot of her and mentioned her often. Prayers for the family in this heartbreaking time. May God give you peace and comfort as only he can.
Sorry for your loss sweet family. We rejoice knowing Billie is with her Lord! The few times together with her and the blessings of prayer together is special for me.
You will be missed Ladybug, but I am thankful that all these years of your struggle is over. Your mind is now sharp, your body is no longer feeble and with GOD there is peace. Enjoy the rest in HIM you now receive and the loved ones you are surrounded by as we finish our own courses. I love you. I know I was your favorite.❤️😊
Sorry for your loss' my thoughts and prayers are with you
Praying for you all
Grandma you are already so missed! I love you so much! Forever your baby doll.
Kandy and Tim. I'm so sorry for your loss. As you know, losing a parent is very difficult. Billie was such a nice lady. I pray that the Lord will comfort your families.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Prayers of comfort for family
We were so sorry to hear about Billie. I know it’s hard to loose her but knowing where she is going is a true blessing. Love you guys and we’re here if you need anything
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Billie. Her first husband, Charles, and my Mother, Cleo Kelley Sowell, were cousins and as a child we spent many weekends at their home in Memphis watching the Grand Ole Opry and Gunsmoke on TV. We only lived a few blocks from them but we didn't have a TV and they did! Billie was always a gentle soul and I've always had nothing but wonderful memories of her.
To the family, I’m so sorry for your loss, Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time..
Our thoughts and prayers are with your families at this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Tim and Kandy, I'm very sorry for your loss of your mother. I was never around her much, but I really liked her
Tim, Kandy, and Family, I'm sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I thought a lot of Billie, her and my Mom were friends from childhood. Anytime they got together they laughed about the silly things they did together. Mom enjoy talking to her on the phone. She was a wonderful Lady. Love and Prayers, Brenda (Bryan) Dishaw.