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Vera Billups

Vera Mae Billups (Pettaway)

Wednesday, November 6th, 1940 - Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Sister Vera Mae Pettaway Billups, a long-time resident of Mobile, AL departed this life on March 4, 2019. Sister Billups was born on November 6, 1940 in Mobile, AL to the union of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel and Threatha Pettaway Sr.Sis Billups united with Sunlight Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. A. Prichard. She remained a faithful and loyal member until her health failed. She was well known in the local community for helping when needed and preparing delicious home cooked meals. She was preceded in death by her parents, her late husband Samuel Billups Sr., and three sisters Betty Purvis, Barbara Abrams, and Elizabeth Tate.

She leaves to cherish her memories with her loving family; one sister Jean Kidd of Prichard, Al, two brothers Nathaniel (Dolores) Pettaway and Frank (Catherine) Pettaway of Mobile, Al; three children, Samuel Billups Jr, Pamela Billups, Fernando Billups of Mobile, Al; nine grandchildren, Jermaine(Kristen) Billups, Samuel (Katrina) Billups, Tchenevia (Mario) Stewart, Leviticus (Stephanie) Billups, Angelica (Deantuan Matthews) Billups, Kaila Billups, Fernando Billups II, Jewel Fagan, and Sierra Laflure; nine great grandchildren, Jermaine Billups, Samuel Billups IV, Samara Billups, Michael Stewart, Landon Billups, Logan Billups, Zian Jones, Isaac Laflure and Malachi Laflure; God-daughter Angel Foster. Special friends; Ernest Johnson, Lakeisha McGill, Karen Pritchard, Grace Carter, Rock Lee, Issie Lee Ward, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church - Prichard
    131 July Avenue
    Prichard, AL
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  • Interment

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 |
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019
    Gethsemane Cemetery
    800 Mobile Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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Posted at 05:43pm
May the family of Vera Mae Billups please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

Jason Morrow

Posted at 03:39pm
Praying for your family during this time of bereavement. Love, Jason Morrow and family.
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T. Harris

Posted at 10:53am
I’m sorry you had to lose someone so important and special in your life. I will be praying for you and the rest of your family

K. Williamson

Posted at 10:48am
Billups, I am extending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and praying that your faith will give you strength in this sad time.

Linda L. LeDoux

Posted at 10:44am
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.

Linda L. LeDoux Posted at 10:45am

TaiKai Harris

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