Billye Joy Roper Hurlburt


Billye Joy Roper Hurlburt passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the age of 86.

She is survived by her children, Barry, Craig, Mark and Kimberly; grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Ashlee, Andrew, Rachel, Kristopher and McKenna; sister, Judy Watson, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Billye is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Rod Hurlburt; parents, Corine F. and Hollis T. Roper, and six brothers and sisters.  Billye received her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee, Medical Units in Memphis, and furthered her education at age 53 earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas, Tyler.  Billye was an operating room nurse and OR supervisor for the majority of her career and ended her career at the age of 80 when she, Kim and McKenna moved to Metairie, La.

Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Kilgore, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 1.  Please contact Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home for service updates: 504-486-6331 (

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