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Myrtha Lee Billups was born on November 22, 1934, in Weimar, Texas to Daniel Billups, and Bessie Curtis. Myrtha was the youngest of nine siblings. Myrtha was the mother of seven children; a daughter, Angel, a step-daughter, Paula, and five sons; Thomas, Alfred, Ralph, Anthony, and Jeffery. Myrtha had many grandchildren. Grand-Daughters; Angela, Helen, Angelina, Patrice, and De Angela, Grandsons; Thomas, Jr., Richard, Justin and Larrion. Myrtha’s great grandchildren were: Great grand-daughters; Taylor, Julescia, and Janeria. Great grandsons; Jace, Carlton, and Zion. She was an over generous, and devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, Godmother, and friend.
Myrtha accepted Christ at a young age joining Mt. Rose Baptist Church. She was also a faithful member of the House of Deliverance Church, and Mt. Olive Baptist Church. At the time of her passing, Myrtha was a member of New Guide Missionary Baptist Church. Her church duties included, but were not limited to: being a Welcome Greeter, a Choir Member, an Usher Board Member, and a Nursing Board Member.
Myrtha attended Weimar Senior High School. Myrtha excelled as a Private Duty Nurse until her retirement in 1997. Myrtha enforced education, and meticulously made sure that all her children received their high school diplomas.
Myrtha had a love for fashionable dressing, cooking, feeding, taking care of the neighborhood children, making everyone laugh, and her Third Ward neighborhood. If you knew Ms. Myrtha, you know she never met a stranger, and loved to feed all who crossed her path. Her heart was bigger than the state of Texas. Myrtha Billups oftentimes wore hats to accompany her stylish wear.
On September 28, 2020, Myrtha Lee Billups went to her heavenly home to be with her parents, her sons; Ralph and Alfred, her grand-daughter; Angelina, her grandson; Thomas, Jr., her great grandson, Carlton, Sisters; Esther, Elizabeth, Lillian, and Henry Ann, and her Brothers; Jasper, and Lukey. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: Daughter; Angel Billups Calegon, Stepdaughter; Paula Cornish (Roy), Sons; Thomas Jefferson Billups, Anthony Carl Billups, Jeffery Jerome Billups (Patricia), Sisters; Addie Shanklin, and Claudia Mitchell, Grand-daughters; Angela, Helen, Patrice, and De Angela; Grandsons; Richard, Justin, and Larrion, Great grand-daughters; Julescia, Janeria, and Taylor, Great grandsons; Jace and Zion, a host of nieces, and nephews, Godchildren; Chantel Flowers, Timothy Ford, and Thomas Ford, other relatives and a number of countless friends. Myrtha is gone, but never forgotten. She will be sorely missed, and forever in our hearts.
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