Odelia C. Billings

Odelia C. Billings

Female 1912 - 2002  (89 years)

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  • Name Odelia C. Billings 
    Born 17 Feb 1912  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Jan 2002  Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Jan 2002  Burr Oak Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I75  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Mother Rosena Dorothy Gaylor,   b. 01 Jan 1875, Jefferson, Mississii Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1953, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Photos
    The Billings Family, abt 1938
    The Billings Family, abt 1938
    A Billings Family Photo abt 1938. We are currently sending this photo off for digital photo restoration. Please donate from the front page to help offset costs.

    From Left to Right:

    Odelia, Marie, Hezekiah, Virgie Lee, Elsie
    Bertha, Rosena Gaylor, Rev. Charles F. Billings
    The Billings Family, abt 1938
    The Billings Family, abt 1938
    A Billings Family Photo abt 1938. We are currently sending this photo off for digital photo restoration. Please donate from the front page to help offset costs.

    From Left to Right:

    Odelia, Marie, Hezekiah, Virgie Lee, Elsie
    Bertha, Rosena Gaylor, Rev. Charles F. Billings
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1912 - New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 2002 - Chicago, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Jan 2002 - Burr Oak Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Odelia (Billings) Powell McLemore
    Odelia (Billings) Powell McLemore
    Odelia McLemore with her adopted son (Virginia's Son), Jason McLemore II.
    Odelia McLemore with her adopted son (Virginia's Son), Jason McLemore II.
    Odelia McLemore with her adopted son (Virginia's Son), Jason McLemore II. Odelia raised Jason. But his birth mother was Virginia Penn (who was given Finley later). Jason's grandfather is Raymond Penn. Odelia was considered the Matriarch of the Finley kids. She was a mother to everyone. - R. Finley…
    Odelia Standing
    Odelia Standing
    Odelia (Billings) Powell McLemore
    Odelia (Billings) Powell McLemore
    Odelia McLemore with her adopted son (Virginia's Son), Jason McLemore II.
    Odelia McLemore with her adopted son (Virginia's Son), Jason McLemore II. Odelia raised Jason. But his birth mother was Virginia Penn (who was given Finley later). Jason's grandfather is Raymond Penn. Odelia was considered the Matriarch of the Finley kids. She was a mother to everyone. - R. Finley… (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Odelia Standing
    Odelia Standing

    Documents
    Odelia Powell Billings McLemore Obituary
    Odelia Powell Billings McLemore Obituary
    Odelia Powell Billings McLemore Obituary. This is the outside cover.
    Odelia Billings Powell McLemore Obituary
    Odelia Billings Powell McLemore Obituary
    Odelia Billings Powell McLemore Obituary. The Inside of the program with Obituary.
    Odelia Powell Billings McLemore Obituary
    Odelia Powell Billings McLemore Obituary
    Odelia Powell Billings McLemore Obituary. This is the outside cover.
    Odelia Billings Powell McLemore Obituary
    Odelia Billings Powell McLemore Obituary
    Odelia Billings Powell McLemore Obituary. The Inside of the program with Obituary.

    Recordings
    Cynthia Interviews Odelia Billings Powell
    Cynthia Interviews Odelia Billings Powell
    In January, Day 18, 1998. Cynthia Audrey Day/Finley interviewed Odelia. Daughter of Reverend Charles Franklin Billings.
    This is Part I.
    >> LINK TO DOWNLOAD <<

  • Notes 
    • Odelia C. Billings is considered the matriarch of the Billings descendants.

      As a young woman, Odelia worked for The American Red Cross during World War II.

      Odelia had a wonderful business mind and later became a successful real estate investor and developer.

      She was known as kind and generous. She helped raise her brother's children and she adopted her neice's (Virginia) child and named him Jason McLemore II.

      Odelia loved to play cards with her sisters Elsie, Marie and Virgie and spend time at the summer home they built in Michigan.

      Odelia was the last of the Charles Billings kids and the last to leave us.

      Some documents have displayed her married name as McLamore. But her Obituary states, McLemore.

      Algernon C. Finley Sr recalls that Odelia had two small dogs, a Poodle and a Boxer. Both animals were spoiled beyond belief. The Poodle claimed the front passenger side of Odelia's car and would growl, bark and whine if someone took his place. The Boxer would jump up and snap at house guests.