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Billie Jo Purse

Passed Away: September 19, 2020

Billie Jo Purse, born on September 16, 1933, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on September 19, 2020

She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Amanda Bumpass; 9 siblings; her first husband, James Lang; her second husband, Arthur Purse, Jr.; 2 sons, JL (James Lewis) and Ronald Joe Lang; and a stepdaughter, Linda. Survived by her daughter, Mary Whitaker (Garry); her son, Douglas Lang (Connie); stepson, Arthur Purse III; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

Billie enjoyed working in her garden, cooking homemade meals, needlepoint, and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite movie was Gone with the Wind, and she enjoyed watching Lawrence Welk and Red Skeleton. Her favorite job was being a waitress at Gus’s Restaurant at Yorktown Beach in the 60’s.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm September 26, 2020 at Bucktrout Funeral Home. Viewing will be at 1pm before the service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice (Peninsula) or James City Fire & Rescue (Route 5).

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:

Bucktrout Funeral Home

4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Bucktrout Funeral Home

4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


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