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Billie Jean Brandt

January 17, 1946 — December 16, 2023


Billie Jean Brandt

Age 77 of Morris, Illinois died Saturday, December 16, 2023 at home.

Born January 17, 1946 in Morris, Billie Jean was the daughter of Billy and Annie (Sarti) Higgins. She was raised and educated in Morris and graduated from Morris High School with the Class of 1964. Billie ran the canteen at Self-Locking with her cousin, Tommy Girot, and worked in quality control at Federal Paperboard in Morris. Along with her husband, Royal Brandt, they established Brandt Printing in Morris which they owned and operated for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading a good book, working her crossword puzzles, and doting on Royal’s beloved dogs: Lucky and Peanut. Billie also loved spending time with her daughter, Lisa, and cherished being her mother.

Survivors include her husband, Royal Brandt, and her daughter, Lisa Brandt; several cousins, and Royal's granddaughter, Leah Dockter, who showed her great kindness which Billie truly appreciated.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Marie and Billy Higgins; as well as her paternal and maternal grandparents and three cousins.

Per her wishes, cremation rites are being accorded and there will be no services.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Billie's memorial page via social media.

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory in Morris (815) 942-2500.

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