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Elaine Billingsley (Amos)

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Ethel Elaine Billingsley Amos


Ethel Elaine Billingsley Amos, 87, of Timpson, Texas entered Heaven’s Gates on Sunday, June 7, 2020. We imagine her running through those gates without her wheelchair and with both arms raised high. She was born in Timpson, Texas on December 27, 1932, and graduated from Timpson High School in 1950. Elaine married her high school sweetheart, Donald Amos, on June 25, 1950, and will celebrate their 70th year of marriage together. They will have never missed an anniversary apart.
Whether it was the family run grocery store, Amos Foods, or the Ace Hardware store they opened in Timpson, Elaine loved to help run all the business adventures in their lifetime. She loved opening “her side of the store” filling it with unique gifts for any occasion. After selling their hardware store, she continued working at Bussey Drug until her retirement. Her pastimes were painting, playing the piano, traveling, and the love for her family. She had a matter of fact approach and honesty that everyone loved and admired. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her pride and joy, telling about their accomplishments to anyone who would listen.

A Lifetime member of Woodland Christian Church, on Sundays past, you could find her at the piano while her love Don led the song service. 
Elaine was proceeded in this life by her loving husband, Donald E. Amos. Her parents, Travis and Oris Billingsley; a beloved Grandson, Don Travis Harris; Sister, Edith Cross and Brother, Edgar Billingsley.

She is survived by:

Daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Rick Harris of Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Son and daughter-in-law, David and Patricia Amos of Nacogdoches, Texas

Son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Julie Amos of Roanoke, Texas

Daughter and son-in-law, Dari and Drew Pierce of Lufkin, Texas

Brother-in-law, Tom Amos and wife, Betty of Timpson, Texas

Lou Nell Billingsley of Timpson, Texas
Iris Amos of Timpson, Texas

Ryan Harris and wife Micheala
Lindsey Amos
Melissa Harris
Davis Pierce
Dayli Pierce

Great-grandchildren: William, Lydia, Micah and River Harris

A multitude of nephews and nieces who she held dear to her heart.

Pallbearers include Stanley Amos, Stephen Amos, Tim Amos, Terry Amos, Ryan Harris, Drew Pierce, and Davis Pierce.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Cengiz Satir for his years of caring for her, always being so supportive. The entire staff of Garrison Nursing Home, for showing love to our mom that was evident in every way. From those who cared for her physically and those who cared for her from their offices, which she rolled herself into for visits. She loved so many of you, and we know you loved her. Ebony Wallace, for always being willing to help us care for mom both inside and outside the Nursing Home. She attended many events because of your help. Accolade Hospice, thank you for caring for her over the past years in such a loving way. Your team made a difference, and she loved seeing each of your faces when you came to her room.

Services for Mrs. Amos will be held Thursday, June 11th @ 2pm at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches with graveside to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Due to the current COVID situation, social distancing will be observed and governmental guidelines followed. The family would like to convey full understanding to our friends and family that may feel they cannot or should not attend. We welcome and appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this time.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.


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