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Official Obituary of

Celia (Ragland) Billingsley

April 1, 1928 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Celia Billingsley Obituary

Celia Ragland Billingsley, born April 1, 1928, in Jackson County, TN, to the late William Charlie Ragland and Celia Eliza Apple Ragland, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Celia was preceded in death by her husband:  Ernest L. Billinsley; grandson:  Kyle Daniel Billingsley; brothers:  Tom C. and James Ragland; sisters:  Sallie Brown, Lyda Taylor, Ruth McBroom, Clella Phillips, and Opal Dezbor.

Celia is survived by her loving children:  Daniel (Pat) Billingsley, and Patsy (Harold) Jones; grandchildren:  Adam Jones, Emily (Paul) Richardson, Thomas Billingsley, David Billingsley and Kristen Bailey; great-grandchildren:  Jacobey King, Ava Lynn Billingsley and Maddox Bailey, Gabby and Liam Billingsley, Claire, Hailey, and Ethan Richardson.  Also, she is survived by:  sister:  Bobbie (Arlon) Chaffin; and brother:  Charles (Shelby) Ragland; sister-in-law:  Juanita Gross; as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Celia was a faithful member of the Oneida Church of Christ, working beside her late husband, as he served over 50 years as an elder; taught Sunday School and VBS programs, and worked as a past librarian for the church.  She was the bookkeeper for Oneida Wood Industries and Scott Service Center for 46 years.  She was a member of the Oneida Homemaker Club for over 30 years, charter member of the Scott County Hospital Auxiliary, volunteer at the Oneida Nursing Home beauty shop, and the Oneida Elementary School reading program.

Friends may visit with the Billingsley family on Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4:00 p.m. at the Oneida Church of Christ (100 South Cross Street, Oneida, TN 37841) with John T. Polk II officiating.

Committal services will be conducted on Monday, March 4, 2024, at time 11:00 a.m. (central time) at the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery (800 W. Jackson Street, Cookeville, TN  38501) with Clarence DeLoach officiating.  She will be laid to rest beside her husband.

In-Lieu-of Flowers, donations in Celia’s honor may be made to:  IN SEARCH OF THE LORD’S WAY, P. O. Box 371, Edmond, OK  73083-9901.

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