2021ObituariesBilly George Sumrall

February 20, 2021by SealeUser11

August 8, 1931 ~ February 18, 2021

Billy George Sumrall, 89 of Denham Springs passed away peacefully at his son’s home in Houston, Texas on February 18, 2021. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Thursday, February 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will resume at Walker Baptist Church, Friday, February 26, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Walker Baptist Church Cemetery in Walker. Billy was born in Mendenhall, Mississippi on August 8, 1931, but his family moved to Oak Grove, Louisiana in about 1935 where he grew up. He was the oldest of five children of Dorothy Lehr Sumrall and George Knight Sumrall. Billy moved his family to the Baton Rouge area in 1966 having lived the last 50 years in Denham Springs. Billy is of Scottish heritage, with family who are documented veterans of the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Billy was a Korean War veteran who served in the 5th Army, Artillery, discharged in 1954. He was a welder and pipefitter and a retired member of Union Local 198, being a union member for 65 years. Billy was a member of Walker Baptist Church for over 30 years. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janette Holland and brother Benny Lloyd Sumrall. Survivors include his two sons, Rick L. Sumrall and his wife Kela of Houston, Texas, James P. Sumrall and his wife Cathy of Denham Springs, sister Juanita Weeks of Marshall, Texas, sister Mary Alice Sumrall of  Lodi, California, brother Fred Sumrall of Forest Hill, California, aunt and uncle Maxine and Bobby Jones of Baton Rouge, and the great joys of his life, his grandchildren, Holland Elizabeth Sumrall, Justin Sumrall, Zachary Sumrall and Ian Sumrall. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends.




  • Licia Lerindegui

    February 24, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Uncle Billy was a special man. He would help you as much as he could. He was the type of man who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He always remembered everyones birth date. Even though I was grown he always remembered my birthday, he would always send a card, & he would always put a little money in it. I always appreciate the time he took for my birthday. He prayed for me every day, kept up with me, & kept up with my health. He was a real prayer warrior for me & was faithful in his prayers. I loved him & he will greatly missed.


  • Mary Sumrall

    February 24, 2021 at 1:06 am

    I will never forget my brother, Billy. Even tho we were far apart in miles, he was always close in heart. I will ALWAYS hear the echo of his words to me………I am the oldest and you are the youngest!! We always saw each other at least once a year for a period of time. I still have a hard time thinking I won’t see him here, But I know I will see him in the Rapture. Love you Billy G.!


    • Cary Pardue

      February 25, 2021 at 4:41 am

      So sorry to hear about your brother, Mary. We’ll be praying for you and your family in the days ahead.


  • Dallas and Sarah Johnson

    February 23, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    We loved your Dad–he was funny, sweet, sincere, with a contagious smile. May God bless and comfort you in your loss.


  • Tom & Sarah Beebe

    February 23, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    I remember Mr. Sumrall with a smile and lighthearted word every time I saw him. His intense love for his family was evident every time I ever saw him at Rick and Kela’s house. And he was ALWAYS doing something! Helping, building and supporting! What a tremendous legacy he leaves behind.


  • Sandi (Lerindegui) Cloeters

    February 22, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    My Uncle Billy was such a blessing to our family. The was the most “up beat” and energetic person! He is with the Lord now, with Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Benny. He will be missed, family reunions won’t be the same without him.


  • Glenda Jones

    February 22, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Mr. Billy was one the sweetest man . Always stopped and talked to us at church with a big smile on his face . And always had something sweet to say about his family . He was so proud of y’all !! He is really going to be missed !


  • Laura Lenard

    February 22, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Uncle Billy was the kindest man. I will always remember playing volleyball with him as a kid and the $2 in every birthday card. He never forgot a single birthday. And when he had grandkids, he always had lots of pictures to share with me. He was so proud of his grandkids. And I will never forget him sitting at the hospital all day waiting on my first born to arrive. Love you Uncle Billy.


  • Mary Beall

    February 20, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    We are saddened to hear of Billy’s death. He was a good friend and neighbor for many years. Our prayers go out to his family.. Darul and Mary Beall.


    • James Sumrall

      February 21, 2021 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you So much. It really means a lot!


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