- March 2, 1939 - February 18, 2012
- Oberlin, Ohio
of Billie's Passing
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“dear tony & family and rick & family,
I have had uncle bill and aunt billie ann on my mind often. with every thought I still cannot believe they are...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: mary and bill collins and family - OH
“Many of you know Billie Ann, mama key as a sister, wife, mother, aunt, and a grandma, and a dear friend. Mama Key has always opened heart to all of...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Daniella Key - Oberlin, OH
It's so hard to accept the fact that you are really gone, but if I had the chance to talk to you one last time, it would be to tell you...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Amber Myers - Hanover, PA
“My Dearest Grandma & Grandpa,
Saying good-bye to you is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. You took me in when everyone else had given up...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Rachel Key - Hughes - Littlestown, PA
“To the best Aunt and God Mother a nephew could ever ask for. We'll miss you, and love you always. So many memorys I will never forget. Thanks for...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Billy Joe - Abbottstown, PA
“I am so sorry for your family"s loss. There is no more suffering and pain. She is heaven now forever. She will be watching over your family and...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: ann mastorovich - sheffield lake, OH
“Uncle Bill & family,
Auntie was such a wonderful lady. She was always there for the family no matter what. I will treasure my memories of her...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Helen Reed - Hanover, PA - Niece
“Dear Bill, Tony, Ricky and Family, Your Mom will always be remembered, for the many people she was a blessing to, that attended the Mantua Country...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Mantua Country Baptist Church - OH
You are the light of my life. Sis, all of us are going to miss you. You're
in heaven now and we will see you soon, you are with Mother...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Tom Brown - Hanover, PA - Brown
“To the Family,
Billie Ann was a very special person. Know that I am thinking of everyone in the family with deepest sympathy. Precious...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Shirley - Ravenna, OH
“Please accept our condolences' as well as every one from River Grove.Aggie & Penny
11 of 33 | Posted by: Agnes McLellan - Micco, FL
“To Uncle Bill, Tony, Ricky and your families. I am so sorry for your loss. There are so many great memories and so much love that Aunt BillieAnn...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: John Miller - Rootstown, OH
“Sis, I can not write down how I feel. I will see you and Ken again. Love, your brother, Bob
13 of 33 | Posted by: Bob - Ravenna, OH - Brother
“we always remember Aunt Billie Anne and Uncle Bill as happy and joyfull during summer picnics when the relatives gathered. Fun to hear stories of...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: dave/jeanne miller - hudson, OH
“My Dearest Grandma,I will always remember you for the warm hugs and kisses that would await us when visiting with you. I always remember our...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Kimberly Key - Wickliffe, OH
“I just want to say how much I will miss her and my heart and prayers are with you Uncle Bill, Ricky and Tony. The thing I loved about her was love...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Mike Miller - Tallmadge, OH
“Billie had been a very dear friend for over 50 years. She was a wonderful and caring person. I will miss her deeply. Rest in Peace.
17 of 33 | Posted by: June Phillips - Streetsboro, OH
“It has been many years since I have seen her but as a little girl I used to fall asleep listening to her and my grandma (Dolly) talking over coffee. ...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Jessica Armstrong - Dallas, TX
“My heart goes out to Uncle Bill and the family. I live in Uncle Bill's hometown of Cordova, AL next door to my mother, Mary Key Ingram, his baby...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Kim Ingram Vance - Cordova, AL
“THE GREAT MEMORIES OF FUN AND LAUGHTER WE HAD WHEN WE ALL GOT TOGETHER. WE WILL MISS HER GREAT SMILE AND SOUTHERN ACCENT. HER LAUGH,STORIES AND MUCH...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: GEORGE AND MARGIE TUMA - OH
“I have fond memories of Billie Ann at family outdoor gatherings at the Miller house. Always smiling, good humor and YES with that cup of coffee and...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Cookie and Helen Batko - stow, OH
“I really did not have the pleasure of knowing Billie, other than she's my Uncle Bob's sister, but it is obvious that she was much-loved, and to all...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Sandi Batko - Thompson, OH
“To Tony,Daniella Anthony And Papa Key
Am so sorry to hear of your loss but want You to know that our hearts and prayers are with You today and...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Michelle Smith - Willoughby Hills, OH
“To the Key Families: Aunt Billile Ann was a wonderful and special person. All of my memories are fond and happy. A lot of laughter and love...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Paul, Lynda and boys - Peninsula, OH
“Dear Bill, Tony, Ricky and the Key Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies during this time of loss. Aunt Billie Ann now has eternal comfort...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Don & Rochelle Miller - Richfield, OH
I miss u! Mommy says your an angel now, I wanna come and see you! I love you, and I still have your lil' dog I gave you witht he...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Anthony Key - obelrin, OH
“Dearest Uncle Bill,
You and Aunt Billie Ann have always been very special to myself and my family..There was such great love from both of you,amazing...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Mary, Bill, Rachael, Hanna Mae, Emily - OH
You were more than an in-law you were the sister to me, I never had and I really love you much. You are now my sister Angel. Please tell...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Ethel Miller - Ravenna, OH
“My dearest Aunt, you have been so much a part of my childhood that you always felt strong and close by. Many visits were spent sitting at your...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy Miller - Richfield, OH
It meant the world to me to be able to see you and talk to you last week. As Shawna said, you and grandpa were a big part of our...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Nichole Peters - Bamberg, Germany
“To Bill and Family,
We send you our prayers . Know that all are thinking of you and will keep you in our hearts.
With Love & Prayers
Bob & Sally
31 of 33 | Posted by: Bob & sally Wyatt - Anderson, SC
“Thinking of you and the people whose lives you have touched.
32 of 33 | Posted by: Shayn - FL
“My Dear Grandma,
Thank you for the wonderful childhood memories. I think back at a lot of happy moments in my childhood and you are a part of most....Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Shawna - FL
Billie Annette Brown Key, age 72, of Oberlin, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Billie was born March 2, 1939 in Briceville, Tennessee to the late William and Helen (nee Jefferies) Brown. She married Bill Key on September 4, 1954 and shortly after moved to Mantua, Ohio where they raised their family.
Billie worked as an inspector at Joy Manufacturing Co. in Solon, and then later worked in the deli department at Nell's in Hanover, PA.
She was an active member of Mantua Missionary Baptist Church, where she had served as the treasurer and also played the piano there. Billie enjoyed traveling and dining out.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Bill F. Key, her sons, Tony (Daniella), of Oberlin and Rick L.; her grandchildren, Rachel Hughes, Shawna Graddy, Nicole Peters, William Key, Kelly Marino, Katie Key, Kim Key, Christopher Key, Maryann Key, and Anthony Key; 14 great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Tom (Dolly) Brown and Robert Miller.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ken Miller.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 21st from 4p.m. until the time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst.
Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.dovinreberjones.com.