Billie Jo Brewer of Needmore, Arkansas, crossed over to a joyous celebration with her Lord and Savior, Friday, February 10, 2023 with loved ones at her side. Billie was born June 15, 1937 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Jack and Lois (Edwards) Lynton. She was 85 years old.
She spent most of her adult life in retail sales and many will remember her from her years at Waldron Walmart. After marrying at 16 and leaving public education, Billie obtained her GED at 40 and went on to take several classes at then Rich Mountain Community College in Mena, Arkansas.
For Georgie, it was love at first sight when he saw Billie getting on the school bus one day in 1952. He must have done something right because she married him on August 4, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri. They were four months shy of their 69th wedding anniversary when Georgie passed last year. Before leaving Kansas City, Billie and Georgie took on the responsibility of raising all of her younger siblings.
In 1969, Georgie moved his city girl to Scott County, Arkansas, along with their boys, Bill and Jeff. They made their home in the Needmore Community on the Brewer family homestead. In addition to working outside the home, Billie was a true helpmate to Georgie, working side by side on the family farm, feeding their own and extended families and many in the community. Billie was an expert seamstress, talented artist and the occasional community barber! They made their church home at Needmore Assembly of God where she impacted many lives as a Sunday school teacher for both youth and adults and a worship leader. Together, Billie and Georgie attended and traveled to countless revivals and camp meetings. Billie was fervently devoted to her Lord, her husband, her boys and their families.
Billie leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons, Bill and wife, Rani, of Chicota, Texas and Jeff and wife, Melissa, of Needmore, Arkansas, brother Joe Luppens, two sisters, Roberta Luppens and Lavina Johnson, sisters in law, Dorothy Lynton and Mary Brewer and brother in law Vernon Brewer. She was grandmother to Mishayla Brewer, Josh (Tashia) Brewer, Caleb (Chelsea) Brewer, Daniel Brewer, Kaleigh (Austin) McAdams, Braden Taff, Justin (Heather) Kelley and James Kelley as well as great grandchildren, Madison, Josiah, Harrison, Noah, Emily, Gabe, Addilynn, Kase, Talyn and Brooklyn. She will be missed by all who knew her and the many whose lives she positively touched including a host of nieces and nephews, church and extended family and friends.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Lois, her loving husband Georgie, brother Danny Lynton and sister Francis Lynton.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.
Billie Jo Brewer’s life celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas, with Brother David Holt and Reverend Mishayla Brewer officiating. Interment will follow at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.
Pallbearers are Daniel Brewer, Josh Brewer, Caleb Brewer, Braden Taff, Austin McAdams and Greg Oliver.