Willie “Billie” Lee Snider Medley
Willie “Billie” Lee Snider Medley, 98, departed this earth to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Caring Hands Residential Care Home in Porter, TX. She trusted Christ as a young person. She was born in Oil City, LA, on September 13, 1923, to Robert Ragan and Eva Erwin Snider. She graduated from Oil City High School and was valedictorian of her class.
She moved to Shreveport and attended Meadows Draughn Business School. In Shreveport, she met and married Obrin Alwin Medley. She traveled across the country on a train to be near Obrin while he was in the Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war, Billie and Obrin were blessed with two children, Russell Ragan and Lynn Elaine.
She was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was community-minded and enjoyed the garden club, book club, various church women’s ministries and served as a hospital and hospice volunteer. In addition, she developed her love of the arts and was skilled in cooking, ceramics, cross-stitch, embroidery, crochet, knitting, decoupage, and quilting. She was a faithful member of Lake Houston United Methodist Church in Huffman.
She loved adventure and became a successful pilot at age 57. She flew with her husband across several states to visit family. She was an avid exerciser and, at one time, the oldest member of Curves in Atascocita.
After retirement, Obrin and Billie traveled abroad. They also attended various Elderhostel programs across the US. They made many lasting friendships through their travel.
Survivors include son, Russell Ragan Medley (Laura) of Huntsville, AL, daughter, Lynn Elaine Gajdosik of Kingwood, TX; grandchildren, Amy Gajdosik Marescalco, (Jesse), Gracie Gajdosik Henderson, Margaret Medley Kincaid, (Curt), and Chrissy Medley Curtis (Brandon); great-grandchildren, Maddox and Micah Henderson, Ryan and Paisley Marescalco, step-great grandchildren, Alyvia and Auston Kincaid; sister, Norma June Heins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Obrin Medley, and brothers Robert Erwin Snider and Harry Snider.
A celebration of life service will be held at Darst Funeral Home, Kingwood, TX on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
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4 thoughts on “Willie “Billie” Lee Snider Medley”
A mother’s love is always with her children. Losing a mother is one of v the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on-like a legacy of love that will always be with you. May that live surround you now and bring you peace. To live in one’s heart is never to die.
I did not know Billie that well but felt like she was a friend. She was always very friendly, outgoing and always made a point to speak to me when she saw me and vice versa. We attended like Houston United Methodist Church together and also curves and she was amazing at curves. We would talk about our families when we were at curves and just catch up on each others lives. Of course when you’re at curves doing your work out there’s not much talking, lol. Losing your mom is never easy, No matter how old you are or she is. But she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I know she is rejoicing in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
I did not know Billie that well but felt like she was a friend. She was always very friendly, outgoing and always made a point to speak to me when she saw me and vice versa. We attended Lake Houston United Methodist Church together and also curves and she was amazing at curves. We would talk about our families when we were at curves and just catch up on each others lives. Of course when you’re at curves doing your work out there’s not much talking, lol. Losing your mom is never easy, No matter how old you are or she is. But she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I know she is rejoicing in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
I worked out at Curves with Billie! I am so glad I got to know her. I would see Billie occasionally at Panera Bread. What a wonderful lady! It has been years and I recall her lovingly.
Blessings to all,