Robert Billie, Jr., affectionately known as “Bug” was born on December 7, 1951 in
the Silver Community of Manning, SC.  He departed this life on December 30th, 2017
at the home of his sister, Dianne “Peep” Jackson in Sumter, SC.  He was the son of the
late Robert Billie, Sr. and the late Elizabeth “Bess” McFadden Billie.
     
        
Robert attended Scott’s Branch School for primary and secondary training.  He  
was employed by Porter-Hayden Commercial Refrigeration Company of Charlotte, NC.  
He traveled extensively over the Mid- Atlantic Region and met many people. He
enjoyed telling stories of his past travels and experiences.
 Bug never met a stranger.  
As you know, he was a historian of family, community  and church.  His eyes would light
up as he told his tales and his smile would spread from ear to ear. He was indeed a
natural comedian.  Anyone who knew him knew he had a wonderful way with words.  
He was an avid gardener and cook.  Fishing was his passion and favorite pastime. He
was an avid fisherman and the quintessential spades player.
Bug was an active
member of AA and attended meetings faithfully.  He was a life-long member of
Friendship A.M.E. Church and was a historical consultant for the church and the
community.  He was a daily Bible reader and prayed daily. He made a point to visit the
sick and shut-ins at the local nursing home weekly and lent a helping hand where he
was able. He nursed and nurtured those around him with quiet determination.  

       He was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert, Sr. and Elizabeth,  his
grandparents, two brothers, Robert (infant) and Leon Billie.

     
  Robert, affectionately known by all family and friends as “Bug” or “Dan” leaves
to cherish precious shared memories four brothers, Harold “Sunny” Billie (Virginia) of
Silver, SC, Michael (Margo) Billie of Hopkins, SC, Norman “Buttmeat” (Marie) Billie of
Princess Anne, MD and Phillip Billie of Silver, SC. six sisters, Ruby (Wayne) Pinnex of
Elloree, SC, Deborah (Harold) Wilson, Dianne “Peep” Billie Jackson and Brenda Billie
Cooper, all of Sumter, SC, Pamela (Richard) Bailey of Plainfield, NJ, and Shana Billie
of Columbia, SC; a sister-in-law, Veronica Richburg Billie of Baltimore, MD; two aunts,
Ruth M. Davis of Silver, SC and Edith Haigler of Philadelphia, PA and a host of very
special nieces and nephews and a special new niece, one-year old, “Smookie Poo“
(little Bess), Giavonna Jackson of Atlanta, Ga.  

       “A friend is someone who shows himself friendly.”  (Proverbs 18:24). Bug had a
host of close friends: Briggs, his spades partner, chauffeur, and confidant; Percy, his
fishing partner and personal chauffeur; Mickey and Eddie Lee; a special friend, Susie
Green  and Mon’tavious “Rooster”, his special grandson and Natassigah Green his
special granddaughter; and a host of family and friends.


       The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Diane "Peep" Jackson,
121 Dickson Ave. Sumter, SC.

Mr. Robert "Bug" Billie, Jr.
Age: 66
Date of Birth: 12-07-1951
Date of Death: 12-30-2017
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10Saturday, January 9, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Davis Station Church of God
In Christ
1071 Loss Brook Road
Davis Station, South Carolina

Superintendent Elder Mack Wilson,
Pastor
Assisted by Minister Pherneco A.Myers

Final Resting Place
Fourth CrossroadsChurch Cemetery

Funeral  Services:
Saturday, January 6,  2018
Noon
Clarendon School District One
Community Resource Center
(Old Scott's Branch High)
1154 Fourth Street
Summerton, SC



Rev. Albert Thompson, Officiating


Final Resting Place
Friendship AME Church Cemetery
Silver Community
Manning, SC


Wake Service
Friendship AME Church
Friday, January 5, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Final Viewing
Dyson's Home for Funerals Chapel
Friday, J
anuary 5, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Billie will be placed
in the church for viewing one hour
prior to the service
"To every thing there is a season, and a time
to  every purpose under the heaven".
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2
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