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ROANOKE, Va. — Judy K. Billings, 64 years old, of Roanoke, VA, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at her home in Roanoke. Her strong will to live and positive outlook helped her beat the odds to live with Stage IV Small Cell Lung Cancer after being diagnosed in October 2015.
She is survived by her only child, Sabrina Billings.
Judy was the youngest of 8 children and was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph A. and Ethel Short Billings; brother and sister-in-law, James Ray Billings; and a sister and best friend, Delores Clarkson.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her siblings, Alvin Billings and wife, Noriko, Alfred Billings, Jackie Billings, Lorene Billings Ford and Helen Billings Sabo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 418372, Boston, MA 02241-8372, or phone 1-800-298-2436.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Oakey's Funeral Service, East Chapel, Roanoke, VA, 540-977-3909.
Published on February 26, 2017
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