1938 – 2020
Billie N. Veyro (82) passed away on June 21 in Dallas, Texas. She was born Billie Nell Parmer in Slaton, Texas, on May 31, 1938, the daughter of Ruby Summers (nee Rudd) and Bill Parmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Florencio Veyro, who served as pastor of the Lubbock, Texas CoG7 and on the Southwest District board.
Billie Nell loved to sing, write poetry, and sew. In 1956, she graduated from Slaton High School, where she was active in the pep squad, choir, FHA, speech club, and drama. From the time she was a child, Billie Nell was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a member of First Baptist Church in Slaton. After marrying, she became a member of the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Lubbock, where she spent many years teaching the children’s Sabbath school class.
On January 6, 1968, Billie Nell married Florencio Veyro Costales. They made their home in Lubbock and had three daughters. For many years she worked at Methodist Hospital (now Covenant Medical Center) in Lubbock as a medical transcriptionist.
Billie Nell is survived by her three daughters (Candace Renae Townsley, Julia Michelle Sanchez, and Laura Elizabeth Sanchez,); her two sons–in–law, Jacob and Ben Sanchez; and six beautiful grandchildren: Courtney Moreen (Christopher) Arnold, Mary Elizabeth (Jim) Bausch, Jacob Veyro Sanchez, Clara Julia Sanchez, Catherine Geneviève Sanchez, and Josiah Veyro Sanchez. Billie Nell was also blessed with a great-grandchild, Ava Sophia Arnold.
Billie Nell passed on her love of singing and music, writing, and sewing to her children and grandchildren. Until we meet again, she will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered.
Donations to the American Kidney Fund are graciously accepted.