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Billy Easter Sr., March 21, 1939 - Sept. 30, 2019
By The Skanner News
Published: 24 October 2019

Billy Easter Sr. was born on March 21, 1939 in Meridian, Miss. to Ms. Vasti Easter and Lester Longmire.

He began his journey as a young adult with the values of God and family.

On April 7, 1963, he married the love of his life and soul mate, Veronica Williams. To this union they welcomed two children; Cheanice Lovette Easter and Billy Lamar Easter.

Years later they adopted his wife’s niece, Donna Fisher.

In 1969 this devoted husband and father wanted a new beginning for his family, so he packed all their belongings and moved to Portland, Ore. 

On July 18, 1984 Billy was ordained as Elder at Faith Tabernacle Church in Portland, Ore. He served faithfully as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Transportation Minister, and Sound Engineer.

Billy continued his service at Grace Covenant Fellowship of Portland, Ore. and Word of Truth Worship Center of Meridian Miss. He and his wife were faithful members of Agape Storehouse Church of Meridian Miss.

He spent his entire career working at Smurfit Stone Container Corporation in Portland Oregon and retired in April of 2006.

He and his loving wife retired to his childhood home of Meridian Miss. where he spent much of his time working on cars, reading his Bible, fishing, hanging out with family and friends, and sharing the goodness of the Lord.

Remembering his legacy is; his loving wife, Veronica Easter; daughters Cheanice (Chris) Stone and Donna (Phillip) Thompson. Son; Billy (Phyllis) Easter. Five grandchildren, Seven great-grandchildren, two sisters; one brother, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended church family, and friends.

This loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, transcended from his earthly home to his heavenly home on September 30, 2019.

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