Mrs. Emily Ann Billings, 66, of Blanche died July 2, 2020, at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Ala.
Mrs. Billings was born Dec. 5, 1953, in Pulaski. She was a member of Lindsey Lane Baptist Church in Athens, Ala. She graduated from Elkton High School in 1971, then later in life attended Tennessee Technical Center in Pulaski, graduating as valedictorian of her LPN class. While at the Tech Center, she started taking college classes, then went on to Calhoun Community College, earning her associates degree (RN) and finishing in the top tier of her class. Later, she went to UAH in Huntsville for her BSN and MSN, earning a degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Post Masters she went back to UAH for a Certificate in Nursing Education. When Martin Methodist College wanted to start a BSN (RN) program, she was chosen to develop it in its beginning. She is preceded in death by parents, Johnie Yant and Mary Hill Yant; son Brian Billings; two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held tomorrow (Sunday) from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Graveside services will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Blanche Cemetery with Associate Pastor Eric Pugh officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
Survivors include husband Ted Billings of Blanche; sons, Brandon Billings, Cain Billings, both of Blanche, Tim Billings and wife Pam of Delrose; seven grandchildren and three sisters.