Billie Ann Hicks was born on August 12, 1936, in Colby, Kansas to the late Marquis D. Pilkington and Lilly M. (Shull) Pilkington. Billie entered into rest on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Colonial Springs Health Care Facility.

As a child, Billie and her family moved from Kansas to Goodson, Missouri. She attended Halfway Schools. Billie was united in marriage to James Jasper. Together they made their home in Long Lane, Missouri, operating a dairy until his passing. Billie was later remarried to Ed Hicks. Billie was a faithful member of Calvery Freewill Baptist Church, attending until her health no longer allowed.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and five sisters: Evelyn Smith, Phylis Taube, Joanne Dille, Nancy Dill, and Janice Hayes. She is survived by one brother, Lavon Pilkington of Long Lane, and several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced by Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral home, Buffalo.