Billie Marie Harris

Funeral services for Billie Harris will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale, Mich. with Pastor Don Harkey officiating.  Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Reading, Mich. The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Harris, 81, of Pittsford, Mich., passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.  She was born Sept. 12, 1932 in Lebanon to Leslie C. and Ina C. (Overstreet) Pettross. Billie married Kenneth P. Harris on April 16, 1977, and he survives.

Billie graduated from South Eastern High School in Detroit. She worked as an administrative assistant at Chrysler Corp. and later as a state representative liaison officer at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Billie was very artistic, and she enjoyed painting, playing the piano and laughing.

In addition to her husband, Kenneth, Billie is survived by two daughters, Leslie Smith McNicholas, of Hillsdale, Mich., Marcy Smith-Varty, of Chesterfield, Mich.; two grandchildren, John "Kankles" McNicholas, Jordan Thomas McNicholas; great-grandson, Aiden Thomas McNicholas; two nephews, Gary "Rookie" Franson, Jeffrey Donald Franson, both of Hillsdale; two nieces, Kimmy Green, of Hillsdale, Cynthia Green, of Dearborn, Mich.; adopted daughter, Tammy Burger, of Hillsdale, and eight step-children.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Margaret Green, in 2004.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Shepherd's Chapel. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit eaglefuneralhomes.com.

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