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Rosetta Billings

November 7, 1937 — January 24, 2021

Rosetta Billings

Rose Billings

Age 83 of Custer Park, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.

Born November 7, 1937 in Ethel, West Virginia, Rosetta Dale was a daughter of Hilary Herman and Cynthia Rebecca (Metheney) Jones. She was raised and educated in West Virginia, and on July 16, 1960, Rose married Bobby Billings in her sister’s home in Cicero, Illinois.

An avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packer’s fan. Rose enjoyed playing cards and traveling. She was blessed to have visited more than 45 states throughout the country; loved camping in their 5th wheel camper, and enjoyed being able to spend many winter seasons in Florida. Rose worked for the Custer Park Elementary School for 10 years as a lunch server, and will be most remembered as a wonderful homemaker and caregiver of her family. She was truly a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Bobby; children: Cindy (Wayne) Erdmann of Custer Park and Harold (Jackie) Billings of Coal City; grandchildren: Megan (Tyler) Graham of Buckingham, Beth (Steve) Gans of Odell, Colton (fiance Haley Kenny) Billings of Coal City, Caleb (Paige) Billings of Bourbonnais, Grant (fiance Mary-Caroline Kennis) Billings of Louisville, Kentucky, Brandon Billings of Manteno, and Mia Billings (T.J. Daufenbach) of Coal City; great grandchildren: Steven Gans, Finley Graham and Brooks Billings; siblings: Jeanetta (Shirl) Wolfe and Ray (the late Dreama) Jones, both of West Virginia, James (Faye) Jones of Florida, and Loretta (Mike) Hambrick, Kathy (Floyd) Clay, Vernon Bailey, and Hollie David (Mary) Bailey, all of West Virginia; sisters-in-law: Janie Jones and Mary Jones, both of West Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Vernon Bailey and two brothers: Paul Jones and Thomas Jones.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service 1:00 p.m. Grant Billings and Tim Wolfe will officiate. Face masks will be required and social distancing practices will be in order. The funeral home staff will assist the family in maintaining current restrictions and guidelines.

Those wishing to participate in the funeral services virtually are welcome to join the live stream beginning on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. A link for the event will be available on Rose’s memorial page.

Burial will follow in Custer Township Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Colton Billings, Caleb Billings, Grant Billings, Brandon Billings, Tyler Graham and Steve Gans.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Rose's memory to: Uplifted Hospice, 482 Main Street NW, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Rose’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rosetta Billings, please visit our flower store.


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