Billie R. Tate

April 21, 1920 - August 10, 2021

Billie Ruth Rogers Tate “GG”, 101, died peacefully on August 10, 2021, at her home at Calder Woods in Beaumont, Texas. She was born on April 21, 1920, to Cora Tickel Rogers and Thomas Rogers in Purdon, Texas. Having lived in Beaumont 21 years prior she returned in 2013 to be closer to her family. She was married to Guin A. Tate until his death in 2010. They moved to Tyler, Texas where Mr. Tate worked for Sun Oil Company. Upon retirement they moved to Corsicana, Texas her home. Having been raised on a farm Billie loved being outdoors, but definitely preferred city life.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Tate O’Neal of Beaumont; granddaughter, Kelli O’Neal Savage and her husband, Philip, of Beaumont; niece, Bettie Duff and her husband, Dennis, of Austin; nephew, Paul Wayne Rogers and wife, Pat, of Pearland; great-grandchildren, Christian Tate Savage and Daniel Vincent Savage of Beaumont; sister-in-law, Pauline Tate of Austin; nieces and nephews, Kathie, Jerry, Bill, Rick, Randy, Theresa, David, Barbara, Brenda, Tammy, Danny, Mike, Robert, Rick, Debbie, Ricky, Judy, Johnny, Lewis; and many friends made while living at Calder Woods.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Doshie Rogers Kyser; brother, Paul Wilson Rogers; son-in-law, James Clarence O’Neal; nephew, Tommy Kyser; and nephew Kenny Tate.

In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, shopping with her sister and granddaughter. She was a member of Corsicana’s Kinsloe House and enjoyed the many activities with her friends. Billie had a long and wonderful life. She will be missed by all who loved her.

A gathering of Mrs. Tate’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 13, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Resthaven Memorial Park, 5400 West Highway 31, Corsicana.

Those wishing to honor her memory may donate to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77704; Calder Baptist Church, 1005 North 11th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702; or the charity of their choice.

Special thanks to her caregivers Patty, Carole, April, Cori and Shannon of Kindred Home Health, and the nurses of Kindred Hospice.

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Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 5400 West Highway 31, Corsicana, Texas 75110
  • 08/14/2021
  • 1:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 08/13/2021
  • 1:29 pm

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Karen Measel

Kelly, my prayers and hugs to all of your family. You were truly blessed with this beautiful soul.

Kathy & Gene Isabell, Sr.

Paula, Kelli and family we are so sorry to hear to the passing of your mother. Prayers to your family.

Liz Sandell

Paula, your Mom had reached many milestones in her life, especially reaching the age of 101. It is hard to express sadness because she had lived a life full of love, family and friends. She is soaring with the angels today. See you on Friday.

Sandra Womack

Paula, Kelli and family , I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and peace during this difficult time. Much love to all.

Martha Bland

Kelli, You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers! I love you all!

Emily Everett Allen

So very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Nikki Berwick-Pevito

Phillip and family -- Lynn and I are so sorry for your loss.