Our beautiful mother went to be with the Lord Oct. 13, 2016 with her family by her side. Billie was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to William and Adah Carmichael. She is the 8th child of 9. Billie Fontes was a loving mother to five children (Vanessa McLeod), (Charles Shropshire/Sherry), (Pauletta Strobl/Fred), (Belinda Hutchings/Dave), and (Renata Shropshire). She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 2 pre-deceased grandchildren (Billie Jean, and Darrell 2nd), and 23 great grandchildren. She enjoyed watching old game shows, Family Feud, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune. Her smile beamed and lit up the room.
Services will be held Oct. 25, 2016 at La Paloma Funeral Home from 5pm – 7pm. And burial will be Oct. 26, 2016 at Palm Mortuary (Boulder Highway) at 3pm. Receiving guest following both services at her home.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Nathan Adelson Hospice.
Vanessa, Art, Pauletta, Belinda and Renata I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She will be missed by so many. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. I love Y’all
My heart goes out to the Fontes family in your time of sorrow. (Psalms 34:18) “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.”