Billie Estes Acock, born on March 1, 1930, in Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas, died on Aug. 19, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. Billie married the love of her life, Alvin Louis Acock Sr. in March of 1949, and they began their life together in Houston, Texas.
Billie and Alvin were blessed with four children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Although her main vocation in life was nurturing her family, Billie worked outside the home. Before retiring in 2000, she was a receptionist for the American Alloy Steel company in Houston for 25 years.
In addition to her efficient job performance, her personality made the workplace fun for employees and customers alike. Her sense of humor, her positive outlook on life and overall kind and loving spirit brightened everyone who came into contact with her. While living in Sealy, Texas, Billie enjoyed being active in the community, including the American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 442, and being a member of the First Baptist Church. Through Billie’s love and faith in God, she enjoyed countless hours of service to others. In addition to her volunteer experiences, including Meals on Wheels, she always felt led to visit people who were unable to leave their home, thus spreading cheer and bringing comfort to many.
Billie is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, and her brother, Howard E. Estes. She is survived by her four children, Randy (Suzanne) Acock, Brenda (Larry) Lucas, Suzanne (Jack) Cornelisse, and Al Jr. (Norma) Acock; nine grandchildren, Skylar (Laura) Acock, Matt (Kelle) Acock, Joe Collin Acock (Shane Parsons), Kristen Acock, Amanda (Steve) Wiacek, Jake (Jenny) Lucas, Lisa Lucas, Laura Cornelisse, and William Acock; four great-grandchildren, Mason Acock, Matthew Acock, Charles Acock, and Warren Lucas; sister, Fern Moore; brothers John L. (Janice) Estes, and J. Dwight Estes; sister-in-law Nancy Estes; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston on Sept. 2, 2020.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that you help someone in need, as Billie would do. Pay it forward.