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Billie Jean Tierney

April 21, 1929 ~ August 8, 2018 (age 89)
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Billie Jean Tierney, 89, died on August 8, 2018

She was born on April 21, 1929 to Leonard and Rosa Martin Haynes in Livingston, Texas.  Billie Jean's family raised cotton, so she started school 3 weeks late every year because she was helping her family pick their cotton harvest.  Leonard eventually moved the family to Onalaska-Kickapoo Creek where he opened up a commercial store.  He also opened a commercial fishing business there.

Billie Jean worked at Kresge's warehouse with her sister-in-law Eva Lou Haynes, and owned Billie Jean's Resale Shop for 20 years.

She loved the outdoors and would sit on the driveway at Trenwoood, and loved everyone who came to visit with her.  She was happiest when everyone was at her house, and she loved to host dice and card games.  Many days she would make up to 3 pots of coffee, because everyone would visit with her before they went to work in the morning.  Billie Jean loved helping people , fishing, playing slot machines, and card games.  She loved embroidery, sewing pillows, shopping, and collecting glassware. She was the self designated neighborhood watch patrol, and known as the "neighborhood Mom".

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Tierney Sr.; brothers, Pete Haynes, Bud Haynes ,and Gerald Haynes; and sister,  Mary Lou Lucas. 

She is survived by her daughters, Eileen Decker, and Rosemary Tierney; sons, Richard Tierney, Jr.  & wife Diane Bickford, Louis Houston and wife Joan, L.B. Houston and wife Pauline, Bill Houston and wife Mindy; grandchildren, Christopher Decker, David Decker, Jr., Steve Houston, Stuart Houston, Stacy Houston, Tammy Beran Grayson, David Beran, Jr. , Jennifer Beran McDonald, Allison Jasso & husband Victor Jasso, III, Mya Elise Jasso, Breah Elizabeth Jasso, Andy Houston, and Misty Houston; numerous Nieces and nephews.

 

 

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