Billie Jewell Combs

May 27, 1930 ~ November 27, 2019

Born in: Harlan, Kentucky
Resided in: Johnson City, Tennessee

Billie J. Combs, 89, of Johnson City, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Cornerstone Village.

Billie was born in Harlan, Kentucky, a daughter of the late William Johnson and Georgia Browning Jones.

She was a lifelong Christian.

Billie was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cherished her family above all else. She enjoyed spending time outdoors tending the garden and doing yard work. Crossword puzzles filled her time in recent years, and in the past she had crocheted extensively.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: her husband of 40 years, Sam Combs, who passed in 1990; a daughter, Robin Elaine Combs; six siblings, Beryl Jones, Darrel Jones, Marvin Jones, Marilyn Brewer, Conred Jones, and Larry Jones; and one great grandchild, Autumn Combs.

Survivors include: three children, Lana Combs Smith, Sammy Combs and his wife Kay, Mark Combs and his wife Carol; two siblings, Linda Jones Sands and Leon Jones; six grandchildren, Jesse Smith, Bryan Combs, Brandon Combs and Wife Terra, Allison Pollard, Anthony Combs, Laura Combs and husband Keyshun; thirteen greatgrandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many well-loved friends.

The family of Billie Combs will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM, officiated by Pastor David Shorter with special music provided by Queenie Wheeler. A committal will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park at 3:00 PM.

Grandsons and family will act as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the kind hands and hearts of Amedysis Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Billie’s honor to Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s Northeast Tennessee office, 2319 Browns Mill Road, Suite D6, Johnson City, TN 37604, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Visitation: December 2, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521

Funeral Service: December 2, 2019 2:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521

Graveside Service: December 2, 2019 3:00 pm

Monte Vista Memorial Park
1900 East Oakland Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Billie Jewell Combs's name.

Alzheimers NE Tennessee

2319 Browns Mill Road, STE D6
Johnson City, TN

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  1. David & Martha Jenny says:

    Love you all

  2. Steve Fahey says:

    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother.

    Wanda & Steve Fahey

  3. Beth Rader says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom. May God wrap His arms around you and provide you with comfort and peace. My prayers are with you all.

  4. Kathryn Campbell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. She is at rest with God and her heavenly family

  5. Harold and Millie Young says:

    My heart is with you all during this time and always and I so wish we could have been there with you in person.

  6. Gary and Teresa Pierce says:

    So sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you and your family in our prayers!
    Gary and Teresa Pierce

  7. Wayne & Lou Laws says:

    Billie was so much fun. She helped me pass the time when she and I went to a jewelry show with Lana and another friend. She was easy to be friend with when one first met her. I love Lana so dearly and I am sorry for this tremendous loss in the family.

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