Billie N. Turnham


Billie Jo Nevill Turnham, 86, of Bryan passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 surrounded by her family.  Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, Bryan, Texas on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.  A visitation will be held at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Billie was born on January 22, 1932 in Cross, Texas to George Mack and Johnnie Pritchett Nevill.  She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1950 where she served as drum major of the Bryan Bronco Band her senior year.  She married the love of her life, Nick, who was attending Texas A&M, on August 26, 1950 and they shared 67 ½ years together.  In 1953, they moved to Hearne, Texas where they reared their daughters, Karen and Denise.  In 1969, she began working for Medical and Surgical Clinic as an office nurse.  Upon retirement, she was recognized by the Texas State Senate for her outstanding service to the citizens of Robertson County.  In 2001, Nick and Billie returned to Bryan to be closer to their family.  She was a loving and attentive wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family.  After the love of God and family, her next great love was Aggie sports – a season ticket holder for Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Baseball and Softball. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bryan and Advent Sunday School Class.

Billie is predeceased by her parents, George Mack and Johnnie Nevill, her brothers, G. M. Nevill (Jeanne) and Monroe Nevill, sisters Elouise Fretz (Ed), Doris Davis (Donald), and Dene Manning (Paul); also, her mother in law and father in law Nick and Ruby Turnham and sister in law and brother in law Viola and David Reed.  She is survived by her loving husband, Nick Turnham, daughters Karen Turnham Bradberry and Denise Turnham Lister and her husband Tony Lister.  Her grandchildren are Brandi Bradberry, Alisyn Lister Hargett and husband Thadd Hargett and John Lister and his wife Lauren Spilker Lister.  She also leaves behind five great grandchildren, Will and Luke Hargett and Kinley, Lena and JJ Lister and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Oliver Aldrich, Todd Davis, Jon Nevill Finney, Bill Harper, Mike Hollar, J. Paul Manning, Nevill Manning, Pat Polansky, Davis Watson and Jay Don Watson. Honorary pallbearers are Luke Hargett, Will Hargett, JJ Lister, Tuesday Night Dinner Group and Advent Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Bryan Texas or Hospice Brazos Valley.

Condolences

  1. Billie Turnham – What a precious lady – the Matriarch of her family. A lady whose love knew no limits. She adored her family and was a friend to all. Our family has been deeply touched by her love for many years when we lived in Hearne at the same time. She instantly took our family under her love wings. Her goodness and kindness will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go to Nick, her children, and their families. She adored her family. Love to all of you, Janis Webb Griffin and Doug Webb

  2. Billie Turnham – What a precious lady – the Matriarch of her family. A lady whose love knew no limits. She adored her family and was a friend to all. Our family has been deeply touched by her love for many years when we lived in Hearne at the same time. She instantly took our family under her love wings. Her goodness and kindness will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go to Nick, her children, and their families. She adored her family. Love to all of you, Janis Webb Griffin and Doug Webb

  3. Denise and Tony, I’m so sorry for your loss. She isn’t struggling now. My God wrap his loving arms around your entire family.

  4. Billie had such an incredible smile who loved her family so much!
    May God comfot your family through this difficult time.
    Nick, my prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Billie had such an incredible smile who loved her family so much!
    May God comfort your family through this difficult time.
    Nick, my prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Dear Nick,
    What a sweet precious lady who was loved by all. I know you will miss her
    deeply.. Peace And love be with you
    And your family.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Bill and Beverly Gray

  7. We will miss your sweet smile and your desire to satisfy your sweet tooth with the candy toss at the games. Our time spent with you and Nick will remain a special memory and your love of friends and family and the Aggie World will always be a part of our journey. Yet there is always a better tomorrow for all. You are in a heavenly place and we will meet again. In our thoughts and prayers, The Turnham family. Joyce and Bob Currie

  8. We will always remember your smile and desire to satisfy your sweet tooth at the candy toss at the games. Your love of family, friends and everything Aggie will remain a part of our journey. Until we meet again, thoughts and prayers to the Turnham Family. Joyce and Bob Currie

  9. My thoughts are with All the family of Billie and Nick. I knew her through women’s basketball and we miss her already at the games. Always there with a smile on her face. My prayers are with you all at this time. May you have peace through all your fondest memories of Billie.

  10. I didn’t know of her death until this morning. She was a very thoughtful and beautiful lady and I feel privileged to have known her. God bless you all

  11. Nick,

    Billie always had such a kind smile and sweet words. Both of you have always been such wonderful friends to our family and we are so grateful for that. Please know we are thinking about your family and our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    With love,
    Nathan and Liz Luman (florence)

  12. Karen,
    So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you during this time, may God wrap his arms around you and your family give you comfort and strength.

    Kay and Johnny Rizzo

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