Mildred Laverne "Granny" Billings, 89, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Poteau. Mildred was born January 29, 1928 in Howe to J.C. & Lettie Mae (Hickman) Shadwick. She was a mother to everyone. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Billings; brothers, Joe & Hotshot Shadwick & great granddaughter, Chelsey Hargrove.
Survivors include her daughter & son in law, Louise Billings Gillham & Bruce of Poteau; grandchildren, Pam England & husband Jacky of Sallisaw, Les Gillham of Poteau, Bruce Gillham & wife Robyn of Cameron; great grandchildren, Samantha Naylor & husband J.C. of Heavener, Kelsey Kincaid of Tulsa, Alexa, Megan & Cooper Gillham of Cameron, Noah Hargrove & wife Brooklyn of Poteau; sister, Pat Johnson & husband Elton of Wister; brother, Smokey Shadwick & wife Alma of Spiro; great great grandchildren, Christopher Hetherington & Alyssa Hargrove; special friend, Randy Kennedy, her Domino Buddy; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
A Celebration of Granny's life will be 2 pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Wister Church of the Nazarene with Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Wister City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.C. Naylor, Bruce, Cooper and Les Gillham, Jacky England, Noah Hargrove.
The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.