Billie Joe Thompson

Age 78, of Lansing, passed away February 10, 2013 surrounded by family in Lansing.  He was born January 4, 1935 in Caruthersville, MO to Neal and Linnie Dell Thompson.  He served in the U.S. Navy for ten years.  He worked at Fisher Body for 26 years.

Billie Joe loved traveling, reading, fishing, autos, and being with friends and family. Billie Joe was preceded in death by sons Rickey and Mickey; brother, Delbert; and sisters, Oneida and Lavion. He is survived by his loving wife Eva of 48 years; daughter, Shelia (Scott) Parmelee; son, Ken (Lynn) Brown; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special brother/sister-in-law, Glen (Marian) Babb.

The funeral service for Billie Joe will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, 2121 N. Cedar Street, Holt, MI 48842, with the Rev. Carolyn Hastings of Wayside Chapel Ministries officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow in East Lawn Memory Gardens in Okemos. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 14th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Greater Lansing Food Bank or the Wayside Chapel Ministries, 518 N. College Road, Mason, MI 48854.

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Walt Whaley
February 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Aunt Lorene, Shelia, and Kenny, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Billy Joe. The only thing is to take comfort in knowing that he is pain free and holding Gods hand. I know we haven’t seen you guys in a long time but I feel your sadness and I love ya’ll.

Kelli Furgason
February 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

So sorry to hear about Billie Joe’s passing. Though there is joy in knowing he is with the Lord (and my Mom) now, there is sadness in the physical loss. You are all in my prayers – the Lord will get you through. Love to you all.

Mike and Debbie Sprouse
February 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Deb and I hope that you all can take comfort in the fact that Uncle Billy Joe can breathe freely now and has gone to a better place where he is surrounded by those he loved who went before him.

Terry and Laurie Johnson
February 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Dear Kenny, Lynn and Family,

We wish we could be with you at this time. We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Kenny. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family. Terry said such nice things about your Dad. You are in our prayers as always…Love Always Terry, Laurie, and the boys

Scott McIntyre
February 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Aunt Lorene, Some of the best days ever were when you and Uncle Billie Joe and would come south to visit. I remember the love and joy and optimism and encouragement that you brought with you. I never thought about it until now but maybe that’s why he drove such a big car. You guys needed lots of room for all that love you carried. I love you and miss you and I’m not sure what vehicle he took to heaven but i know he made record time. He was the best!

Scott Bischoff
February 14, 2013 at 7:34 am

Ken / Lynn,

I am very sorry to hear about Billy Joe’s passing,

I have nothing but fond memorys of him up. He was always supporting all of outdoor adventures growing up by letting us take his camper and what every else we needed on the many hunting and fishing trips we took in high school. He was a very kind and caring man. I am sorry to say I am working out of state this week and will be unable to attend any services this week.

My thoughts and prays are with your family.

Regards Scott

Tom Struble
February 14, 2013 at 9:37 am

Sorry to hear of the death of my breakfast friend Billie.

May God bless the family with the peace of His presence and the comfort of His love. Angels welcome your loved one and Heaven celebrates the everlasting peace and joy of the one who has just come home.

Logan "Boo" Thompson
February 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

Sorry to see Uncle Billie Joe go. In sure he and dad will find some trouble to get into in the heavens above. Hope to see you soon Aunt Loraine.

Emily White
February 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

As Billie’s neighbor, I looked forward to his deck greetings when I got home from work and on the weekends. I will absolutely miss hearing his voice from over the fence and our silly chats. They meant a lot to me. Rest in peace, Billie.

Esther Roath
February 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Was in shock when I read the new. My prayers go out for Eva & the family. Billie Joe was a wonderful man and friend.

Phyllis McClendon Privett
February 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

Love and miss you Uncle Billie Joe!


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