On a beautiful Tuesday evening, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend completed her earthly journey surrounded by her family.
Billie Lee Sorrells Forrester was born April 4, 1947, to William Thatcher Sorrells and Maudie Faye Sorrells in Dallas and joined family members in heaven Dec. 29, 2020.
Billie was a rare combination of someone who had a love for life and a firm understanding of what was important. She was quick-witted, direct and 100% all heart. You never had to guess where you stood with Billie. She loved hard and had a loyalty to her family that was unmatched. She inspired loyalty and earned the same. Her big smile and distinctive laugh will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
Billie was always a phone call away and would be there for her family whenever needed, especially for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Billie enjoyed working in her yard, taking her great-grandchildren to the dollar store and the movies and spoiling her beloved Yorkies – Blondie and Tilly.
She was Baptist by faith. Billie will be deeply missed by her family and friends. It was an honor to know her and to know her love. She left a legacy of strength, courage, integrity and love.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl Forrester, sister Doris Sorrells and brother William Sorrells.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children Lisa Lawrence and husband Keith, Stephanie Davis and Jasun Lopez and girlfriend Laurie, adopted children Terry Lee Yates and Jesse Milliron, brother Toby Sorrells and wife Tami, sisters Brenda Followwell and Jeanne Sorrells, grandchildren Chris Lawrence and wife Cassie, Ashley Conner and husband Dustin, Ryan Lawrence, Magen Davis, Dylan Brashar, Cash Brashar, Brittney Tallent and Laney Lopez, great-grandchildren Colbie Jones, Caden Lawrence, Braxton Taber, Kylin Smith, Brandon Wallace, Abigaile Jones, Callie Lawrence, Harper Lawrence, Eliot Conner, Willow Lawrence, Kain Lawrence, Charleston Conner, Beckham Conner and Morgan Goodnight, best friend Jo Ellen Scarbrough and multiple nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Billie Lee Sorrells Forrester, favorably known as Nanny of Gun Barrel City were held Jan. 3, 2021 at Moorhead Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City with Dustin Conner officiating.
Pallbearers were Ryan Lawrence, Caden Lawrence, Terry Yates, Kylin Smith, Kevin Richardson, Kevin Langford, Duston Sorrells and Blake Mooneyham.
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