Graveside services will be held for Billie Lorraine Eakin, 86, of Roswell, at 10 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, at Memory Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Richard Grisham officiating. She passed on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Casa Maria Health Care Center.
Billie was born on April 23, 1927, to Orivel and Velma Montgomery in Hollis, Oklahoma. Her family moved to the Roswell area later she was married to James Aaron Eakin, Jr. on October 10, 1944, whom passed away on December 31, 2000.
She was a rancher’s wife and mother that enjoyed camping, fishing, and cooking. She also worked as a dietician for the Osteopathic Hospital for about ten years before she retired. She was a member of the Country Gospel Music Association and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Billie is survived by one daughter, Linda Darlene Sheats and her husband, Vince, of Roswell; her sons: Aaron Wayne Eakin and his wife, Betty Lou, of Roswell; Robert Dale Eakin and his wife, Donna, of Carlsbad, and Orivel Earl Eakin and his wife, Charlene, of Roswell; her brother, Pete Montgomery and her sister, Fern Richardson, of Dallas, TX; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Eakin, Dale Eakin, Earl Eakin and Vince Sheats.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Eakin Family.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Casa Maria Health Care Center for the care they gave Billie.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral and Crematory.