STEPHENVILLE—Services for Billiejo Ellen Cooley will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J.A. McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow with a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood.

Billiejo was born in Early, Texas to L.B. and Ada Lawrence. She married Billy Blue Cooley on March 19, 1966. He preceded her in death on May 22, 2016. 

She retired from Brownwood ISD in 2004 after 23 years of service. She had a passion and love of education for the special needs. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stephenville, Texas. She was also a member of the friendship class at First Baptist, as well as the sign language class, and both held a special place in her heart. She was a faithful servant of God, and she loved well.

Survivors include her children, Lena Nunley and husband, James, of Springtown, Texas, Michael Cooley and wife, Heather, of Keller, Texas, Tena Kirk and husband, Spencer, of Stephenville, Texas, Nicholas Cooley and wife, Jennifer, of Stephenville, Texas, and Jeffrey Cooley of Stephenville, Texas; grandchildren, Nicholas Nyle Cooley, Jordan Cooley and Crystal Guardiola, Dustin Edmiston, Zachary Cooley, Logan Kirk, Luke Kirk, Kameron Cooley, Ellen Cooley, Karleigh Cooley, Elizabeth Cooley, and Emily Cooley; great-grandchild, Caden Rey Cooley; brothers, Bennie Lawrence, Bill Lawrence, and Buster Lawrence; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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