Billie Rae Perkins

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 1, 2014

Funeral services for Billie Rae Perkins will be
held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 in the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Pitkin with Rev. Brad Perkins and Bro. Damon Johnson (his great-uncle) officiating. Committal service will follow in the Blue Branch Cemetery of Pitkin under the guidance of
White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale.
Billie Rae, 77, of Pitkin entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born on Oct. 27, 1937 in Pitkin to the union of Dave Johnson, Sr. and
Vergie Ray Johnson. She was a Baptist by faith and member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Billie Rae was a member of the Eastern Star and also volunteered for the Special Olympics for over 20 years. She was a schoolbus driver for
Vernon Parish for 36 years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave Johnson, Sr. and Vergie Ray Johnson; three brothers, Jimmie Johnson, Muriel
Johnson and Dave Johnson, Jr.
She leaves behind her loving family to cherish her memory, her husband of 61 years, Douglas Perkins, Sr. of Pitkin; two sons, Doug Perkins, Jr. of Arlington, Texas and Terry Perkins (Dianna) of Houma; two
daughters, Pam Brister (David) of Leesville and Lana Cobb of Alexandria; three grandsons; one granddaughter; two step-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; one brother, Thomas Lynn Droddy (Emily); and a host of nieces, nephews, family and
Pallbearers to serve will be Carlton Johnson, Blaine Brister, Ryan Perkins, Doug Perkins, Jr., Terry Perkins, Tommy Droddy and David Brister.
Visitation will begin Thursday, Oct. 30 in the White Oaks Memorial Chapel of
Oakdale from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., then on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. until service time in the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Pitkin at 11 a.m.
Special thanks to Brighton Bridge Hospice and special friend, Pat Gassiott.
In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International for Bible purchases and Dry Creek Baptist Camp.