Billie Emmaline Hankey

June 14, 1936 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Billie Hankey Obituary

Funeral Services for Billie Emmaline Hankey, 87, of Wylie, will be held at 1:00 pm, on January 18, 2024, at William Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on January 18, 2024 at Williams Funeral Home, Garland, Tx.

Billie Emmaline was born in Lone Oak, Texas to A.W. and Cordie Wade on June 14, 1936.  She met Jack Hankey in McKinney, Texas and later married him on February 23, 1952, at Princeton United Methodist Church. She grew up in Princeton, Texas and attended Princeton High School. After graduation she began working for Commercial Banking where she retired as a corporate asset manager.  Billie Emmaline’s favorite hobbies were crocheting, reading, volunteering, VBS, traveling to Russia with her church group to work with orphanages and other missionary work. Billie Emmaline’s most important things in her life were Her God and her family and friends. She was involved with First United Methodist Garland and Pleasant Valley United Methodist where she helped organize and provide Christmas presents and meals to the underprivileged. Emmaline’s favorite quote she always used was “I am sore and wounded but not slain, I will lay me down and bleed awhile, and then rise up to fight again!”  

She is survived by her daughters: Jeannie Smith & husband, Joe of Nevada, Tx and Jackie Harvill of Sherman, Tx; her son, Roger & wife, Vicki Hankey of Wylie, Tx; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Hankey of Garland, Tx; grandchildren, Michelle Underhill, Rebecca Essary & husband, Carl, Chad Hankey & wife, Carly, Barbara Madore  & husband, Jason, Clint Hankey & wife, Kelly, Paul Harvill & wife, Ashley, Corey Mixon & husband, Scott, Jarrod Smith & wife, Stephanie, Jon Harvill & wife, Megan, Taylor Hankey & wife, Katelyn; great grandchildren, Quinton Hankey, Katie Hankey, Will Hankey, Kevin Underhill, Chase Underhill, Brennan Madore, Bryce Madore, Lydia Smith, Brody Bowers, Everrett Harvill, Ruby Harvill, Kelsie Essary, Mikala Horn, Connor McCurdy, Sadie Essary, Mason Sulzman, Emma Sulzman, River Hankey; great - great grandchildren, Emmaline Horn, Ivy Horn, Aiden Moreno, Noah Essary; and niece & nephew, Wynona Wade and Tarvin Wade.

She is preceded in Death by her parents; former spouse, Jack Hankey, son, Anthony Hankey; grandson-in-law, Jaysen Underhill; grandson, Joseph Harvill; brother, Newton Wade;  her sister, Priscilla; and nephews, Michael and Kevin Wade.

In lieu of flowers: American Cancer Society.

Serving as Pallbearers are Taylor Hankey, Jarrod Smith, Paul Harvill, Jon Harvill, Tucker Stephens, Kevin Underhill, Chase Underhill, Bryce Madore, Quinton Hankey, Mason Sulzman and Honorary Pallbearer, Connor McCurdy.

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January 18, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Williams Funeral Home
1600 S Garland Ave
Garland, TX 75040

Funeral Service
January 18, 2024

1:00 PM
Williams Funeral Home
1600 S Garland Ave
Garland, TX 75040


Ridgeview Memorial Park
2525 Central Expy N a
Allen, TX 75013


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