Billie Lee Pierce Fuston, McMinnville resident and Ringgold, Ga., native, died Dec. 8 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville after a lingering illness.
She was born May 31, 1920 and was 95 years old. Until her health declined, she was a faithful member of East End Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, a loving mother, and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by parents, William S. and Bertie Lee Musgrove Pierce; her loving husband of 57 years, Willie Elton Fuston; daughter, Linda Joyce Fuston Golden; four sisters, Ada Blevins, Etta Shell, Lillian Hatfield and Velma Brown; three brothers, Ambrose, Gene, and James Pierce; half-sister, Doris Howard; and half-brother, W.D. “Bill” Pierce.
Survivors include two children, Steve Fuston of McMinnville, and Randall (Irene) Fuston of the Midway community in Rock Island; son-in-law, Jeff Golden; close family friend, Joye B. Fuston of McMinnville; seven grandchildren, Candice Golden (Todd) Willmore and Eric (Nancy) Golden, all of McMinnville; Stephanie Fuston Byaridge and Michele Fuston, both of Murfreesboro, Stephen (Vanessa) Fuston of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Brandon (Kara) Fuston and Randi Fuston of Rock Island; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in High’s Chapel with Garland Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Fuston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at High’s. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Bible Call” c/o East End Church of Christ or the Fuston Cemetery Fund, c/o of High’s.