Billie Jean Sleight

Age 88, of Lansing, formerly of Dimondale and Gun Lake, passed away October 19, 2012. Billie was born December 23, 1923 in Little Rock, AR to William and Cornelia Staub.  Billie’s first and foremost joy in life was her family and the laughter that ensued.  She was fortunate to travel extensively throughout the world.  Billie was a volunteer with the Mary Magdalen League and Angelus League at St. Lawrence Hospital and served on many fund-raising committees.  She was also a member of the Waverly 39ers and Red Hat Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, in 2007 and her parents.  Surviving are daughter, Sandy (Bruce Herrick) Verlinde of Holt; sons, Ted (Carolyn) Sleight of Lansing and Tim Sleight of Gun Lake; 4 grandchildren, Suzy (Jason) Howell, John (Mary) Verlinde, Jason and Nicole; six great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends, to celebrate her life, on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Billie’s home at 419 White Pine Blvd., Lansing.

Memorial contributions in memory of Billie may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  Per her wishes cremation has taken place.  Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

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Marilyn Start ,,French
October 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Aunt Billie and Uncle Chet gave our family so many wonderful , funny ,happy, and loving memories.
I am so glad that she and Sandy came to see Glenna, and that my kids got to meet her. She was a hoot, as always. I love you Aunt Billie, you will be missed.

November 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Billie and Chet will always have a place in my heart. I loved both of them very much and thankful to have been a part of their lives at one time. Will always remember their sense of humor. Very sorry to hear of her passing.


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