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BILLYE GENE TOWNSEND

December 25, 1929

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Obituary


Billye Townsend 90, an educator in various school districts in Arkansas transitioned from this life into eternity on Wednesday, November 25th, with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her wonderful husband and former Arkansas State Representative and  the first African American Optometrist in Arkansas, Dr. William H. Townsend and her daughter, Yolanda Townsend. She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters; Terezenha Booty and La Juan Julun both of Texas, three grandchildren; Akilah Booty of Calif., Darian Julun of N.Y., and Joseph Julun of Texas, her favorite cousin; Wendell (Dorothy) Smith of Little Rock, her Mt. Zion Baptist Church family of Little Rock and a host of family and friends.
A walk through visitation Thursday, December 3, from 2-6 p.m., at the funeral home's O.T. Smith Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will be at Friday December 4th at 0:30 a.m., at Bullock Temple C.M.E. Church, 1513 South Park Street, Little Rock, (across from Little Rock Central High School). Interment will follow at 12 noon, Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Ave., North Little Rock. Kelly Smith Funeral & Cremation Services, 8424 Kanis Road, 501-612-5607, will be serving the Townsend families. For more information, sign online guest register, send flowers/condolences/photos and light an "In Loving Memory Of" candle www.kellysmithfunerals.com We will be practicing Covid-19 safe distance, hand sanitizing and masks must be worn at all times!

 

 

 

HEALTH ALERT NOTICE: 

ADH / CDC COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS WILL BE PRACTICED; MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING!    

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 3, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
OT SMITH CHAPEL/KELLY SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES
8424 KANIS ROAD
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas 72204

Funeral Service
Friday
December 4, 2020

10:30 AM
BULLOCK TEMPLE C.M.E. CHURCH
1518 SOUTH PARK STREET (ACROSS FROM LR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL)
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (AR) 72206

Interment
Friday
December 4, 2020

12:00 PM
Arkansas State Veteran s Cemetery

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