Bilie Don Meese

Died: Tue., Feb. 24, 2015

Celebration of Life

Sat., Apr. 11, 2015
Location: New Journey Church of Christ


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 11, 2015
Location: New Journey Church of Christ

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Billie D. ‘’Bill’’ Meese, 56, rural Oblong, IL, passed away Tuesday February 24, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, following a short battle with cancer.

Bill was born December 18, 1958 in Robinson, IL, the son of Lavern Meese and Donna (Milam) Meese. He married Bevela Jean Mashburn who preceded him in death on February 21, 2012.

He was a factory worker and a dedicated member of the New Journey Church of Robinson, IL, which was formerly the Robinson Wesleyan Church. Billie liked to tinker with tractors, lawn mowers, radio and TV’s. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting.

Bill is survived by a son Dustin Meese, Oblong, IL; a daughter Brandy Dunn, East St. Louis, IL; three granddaughters Taylor Howard Meese, Daylayna Meese and Aryanna Davis Meese; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pam and Jerry Merideth, Stoy, IL; Patty and Ed Higgins, Robinson, IL; nieces and nephews, Dutchess and B.J. Lowe, Cloverdale, IN; Marty and Kylei Merideth, Stoy, IL; Rachel and Corey Inskeap, and Cody Higgins of Robinson, IL, along with several great nieces and nephews and Norma Lee Bonneli Zook who took care of Bill for the last four weeks of his life.

It was Bill’s wish to be cremated and cremation rites have been accorded. A casual gathering of family and friends to Celebrate Bill’s life will be held from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday April 11, 2015, at the New Journey Church of Christ which is located behind Monical’s Pizza in Robinson, IL. Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL, assisted the family with their arrangements.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the New Journey Church, Robinson, IL. Envelopes will be at the gathering or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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DaRcy Louer
   Posted Fri March 06, 2015
You always made me feel comfortable even when I called multiple times worried about my husband. You always had a smile. You never pushed your hobbies or beliefs onto me. You cared about so many. After you got back home, I brought Tim's memorial and the newspaper over for you. We shared tears and happy memories. Thank you for being Tim's friend. I know you, Jean and Tim are laughing and smiling with all that you are remembering. Big hugs to all of you. Rest in Peace SpongeBill! (and thanks for allowing me to call you that even when you didn't want anyone to)

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