Billie Gray Smith Sollberger passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born one of seven children on July 23, 1932, to Harrison and Ruth Smith.
She developed a strong work ethic from being raised on a farm that grew cotton. She worked at a local garment factory for most of her adult life. She was married at seventeen years old to Jack T. Webb and they had a daughter, Carolyn and another daughter, Jeannie.
Billie had a very outgoing and friendly personality. She made friends easily and maintained those friendships for life. Her immediate and extended family enjoyed who she was and took delight in being with her.
She is preceded in death by her first husband Jack T. Webb, second husband Lawrence Sollberger, her parents Harrison and Ruth Smith; two brothers Gilbert Smith and Burlus Smith, two sisters Pauline McAlpin and Mary Sumrall, one grandson Wesley Bufkin, and one great granddaughter Callie Davis.
She is survived by two daughters Carolyn Flowers (Terry), Jeannie Stephens, six grandchildren Kerry Roe (Charles), Jonathan Flowers (Melanie), Jeremy Flowers (Shawn), Courtney Bower (Kevin), Peyton Bufkin (Missy) and Chancy Bufkin, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by one brother Wallace Smith of Moss and one sister Alice Ashley of Bay St. Louis, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Moss Memory Gardens Cemetery. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, please wear face mask and practice social distancing.
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