September 23, 2021, 65, Goldsboro –
By the gift of God’s matchless and infinite grace, Billie Ann Culbreth, 65, gained eternal rest from her labors on September 23, 2021 at Vidant Hospice in Greenville. Billie Ann was the beloved daughter of the late Bill and Margaret Potts Culbreth of Goldsboro.
Billie Ann held a true bond with each member of her family, especially her mama and daddy. She took every opportunity to get together with other family members, cherishing each and every moment. Her time spent with Brad Helms was equally important to her, and she considered his family merely an extension of her own. Billie Ann and Brad would always celebrate their anniversary of finding love with each other.
A people person, Billie Ann was known for her thoughtfulness and genuine care of others. Family members and close friends could count on a small gift and a card being delivered to their home on each birthday. Her personality was always upbeat, and her joy in living was contagious. Regardless of the struggles or pain that Billie Ann may be experiencing at the time, she’d never let on, always encouraging others to look for the positive. Never did you ask her how she was that she didn’t reply, “I’m fine!”
Faithfully adhering to her membership vows through her prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness, Billie Ann was part of the dedicated core of believers at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The love she had for her church was tremendous, and the compassion that other members shared with her was evidenced on a daily basis. Billie Ann was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Bowling with friends was literally right up Billie Ann’s “alley”. Moments spent there with friends or trips to the beach were treasured occasions.
Billie Ann was known for her extensive collection of stuffed animals and t-shirts. Whether purchased at home or while on a trip, each one told a story that Billie Ann valued. Each could invoke a conversation that would take Billie Ann down memory lane to relish in thoughts of times past and moments spent with those she loved.
A service to celebrate Billie Ann’s life will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Phyllis Vail officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Billie Ann is survived by her beloved friend and companion of 31 years, Brad Helms; and cousins, Ann Williamson, Leona Brock, David Byrd, Donna Ricks, Rudy Potts, Herman N. Strickland, and Geraldine Turner.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Shriner Crippled Children’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
The family would like to give a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Community Home Care and Hospice for the love and care they provided for Billie Ann during her final days, especially Crystal Sutton. Simple words cannot express our gratitude. Also thank you to her neighbor, Leigh Ann Franklin, who was such a compassionate and caring friend for so many years.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.