Billie R. Williams Pendergrass, 98, of Romance, Arkansas, passed away September 19, 2018. She was born August 20, 1920 in Quitman, Arkansas. Her family moved to California in 1935 to find work, where she met and married Travis Pendergrass, Sr., and raised six children together. They later retired back to Arkansas in 1980. She enjoyed being back and visiting her childhood home where she had so many fond memories of her early years. She was a much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She will be missed by all her family, especially her daughter, Pat, who moved from California in 1996 to be close to her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Travis Pendergrass, Sr. and son Howard James.
Billie is survived by sons Travis Pendergrass (Susan), Robert Pendergrass (Sheila), Jack Pendergrass; daughters Pat (James) MacFadyen, and Cheryl Pendergrass; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ann Williams; and many other family and friends. Cremation Arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home. www.smithfamilycares.com