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418 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1557
Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: 903-874-3755
Fax: 903-874-5621
Billie Conger

Billie Jo Conger

Saturday, June 23rd, 1934 - Saturday, October 12th, 2019
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Billie Jo Braly Conger, 85, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born June 23, 1934, in Barry, Texas. She graduated from Barry High School in 1951 and Methodist Hospital of Dallas, School of Nursing, in 1955. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

She is survived by her son, Tim Conger of Austin; her brother, John Wade Braly, and sister-in-law, Marcia Lou Braly of Barry; nieces and nephews Julie Green of Corsicana, John Arnold of Corsicana, Tom Arnold of Grapevine, Anna Mize of Allen, Glyn Phillips of Barry, Wade Braly of Barry and Susan McMath of Corsicana. Billie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Clay Braly of Barry, and her sisters, Naomi Arnold of Corsicana and Pat Watkins of Barry.

After graduating from nursing school, Billie returned to Corsicana, where she would embark on a long and distinguished career of more than four decades of service to the citizens of Navarro County as a public health nurse for the Corsicana-Navarro County Health Department. Over the years, she would be recognized and honored for her service and contributions to the community. She would play an instrumental role in adding such vital services as child health, Women Infants and Children (WIC), and the prenatal and primary health care programs for the county.

In November of 1987, the Navarro County Commissioners Court adopted an official proclamation commending her selfless service of providing health care to the needy citizens of the county. The same year, she would be recognized by the Texas Department of Human Services for her work in conducting clinics for children through the state’s Medicaid program.
In 1993, Billie would be presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Corsicana-Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her continuing community service. Also in 1993, she would be recognized by the state Department of Health with a Certificate of Appreciation for her meritorious service to the citizens of the Texas.

By official proclamation, Corsicana Mayor Wilson Griffin declared March 25, 1994, as “Billie Jo Conger Day” in recognition of her giving “unselfishly of her time and talents to improve the quality of health care for the citizens of Navarro County” and for being a “friend and inspiration to the citizens of this community.”

In 2004, she was honored by the Navarro County Medical Society in recognition of 45 years of service to better the health of the citizens of Navarro County.

Affectionately referred to as Bebo and Wickum by her family, Billie was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and University of Texas Longhorns. Even up to the final days of her life she enjoyed watching sports, playing bridge with her friends and spending time on the internet with her iPad.

Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Jeff Mize will officiate the service and burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tom Arnold, John Arnold, Wade Braly, Wade Green, Justin Hooper, Jack McMath, Bankston McMath and Steve Phillips.

Those desiring to do so may make contributions in her memory to the Navarro County Health Department, P.O. Box 518, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Corley Funeral Home
    418 North 13th Street
    CORSICANA, TX 75110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 2:00pm
    Corley Funeral Home Chapel
    418 North 13th Street
    CORSICANA, TX 75110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Mr. Jeff Mize
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery


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Bethel Higman

Posted at 12:47am
If I'm not mistaken in the 60's probably and the 70's I use to have to be held by her SHOTS. But she was nice

Bethel Higman Posted at 12:51am

Sorry for the loss and prayers for the family

Ervin & Sheral Phillips

Posted at 01:59pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ervin &Sheral Phillips

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Tracey chapman

Posted at 11:52pm
So sorry for your family's loss we will miss her dearly at Brookshires Express lane she was such a sweet lady i enjoyed every time so would come there and just talke to me

Janet Magee

Posted at 03:05pm
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet Magee


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