Billy King honored by Friends and Family on 75th Birthday

Billy King honored by Friends and Family on 75th Birthday

By Floyd and Marilyn Miller

 

 

 

Friends and family came together in the Bethel CME church fellowship hall to honor Billy. Billy was the center of most of the attention however two of his daughters Tanya Lewis and Angeia were honored because they also have birthdays the last week of March. The food was delicious Barbecued Chicken and ribs, beans, potato salad, rolls, Melva’s Peach Cobbler and a birthday Cake.{{more}}Melva, Billy’s wife was the spark behind this celebration. Melva made some remarks about Billy and gave other individuals an opportunity to do so. After other wished him well Melva asked his daughters to speak. They all told different stories about Billy Mrs. Izie Wiley,Mrs. Ella Mae Carroll and Mrs. Linda McGee. Photo by Floyd Millerbut one thing that came through in all of their stories were that they loved their daddy and that he loved them. Tanya said that she felt like Billy was most protective of her she said he cried when she joined the Navy. Carla said that she was probably most like her dad he was list oriented and she has passed that on to her children. She said he would keep several list on the refrigerator they were titled kitchen detail, living roomBilly King 1958. Photo by Floyd Millerdetail and bathroom detail. Angela would also talk about her dad being detailed oriented. She said that her Dad use to have a blue maverick and when she saw him coming home she would say here comes “Hitler”. She concluded her remarks by saying you are “Cool Hitler”. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone in the US use the word “Hitler “with so much affection and love.Billy’s birthday was certainly a joyous and upbeat occasion however; his daughter Deborah who passed away two years ago was in the thoughts of friends and family members. Brenlyn Wilson and her Grand Pa J. D. Wilson Billy’s son in law. Photo by Floyd Miller