Billie I. Lesher

1929-2016Lesher, Billie

Billie I. Lesher entered this life on Feb. 26, 1929. She entered her new eternal home on Dec. 29 th , 2016. Billie married Melvin Lesher, her one true love November 1949. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin, and her parents Anita and Clarence Cockrum and many in-laws on both sides. Billie is survived by son Randy and his wife Barbara of Oklahoma City an d son Scott and his wife Michele of Oklahoma City. Joy always filled Granny’s face when she talked about her grandkids and great grandkids: Matt and Kasie Lesher, Cade, Addie, and Jagger of Castle Pine, Colorado ; Tim and April Lesher, Andrew , Jerome and DJ of Mesa, Arizona ; Beth and Matt Streeter, Macey, Blake and Jace y of Stillwater ; and David and Emelie Lesher, and Liam of Guthrie . She remained close to her sisters, Betty Ripley, of Perry and OKC, and Carolyn Sue Marcum, of Stillwater. She is survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Billie and Melvin raised their boys in Shawnee where they were active in church, school, activities and especially sports while she worked for SW Bell/ATT. They moved to Edmond and continued keeping up with their boys and all their friends, and all the sports. Billie continued to support the sports of all her kids and grandkids. Billie’s life was filled with the love of God. Jesus is her strength. She enjoyed life with all her family and friends, her “lady friends” social group and Sunday School Class from Henderson Hills Baptist Church were all a special part of her life. She had established many new friends at Teal Ridge assisted living in Edmond. She loved all the people she met and she never met a stranger.

A special celebration service is planned for Saturday, January 7 th , at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond at 10:00 a.m . In lieu of flowers, we know it would bring Billie pleasure to support Tim’s mission church in Mesa, Arizona . The Bridge Mesa. 819 South MacDonald. Mesa, AZ 85210. Or give online thebridgewebsite.


  1. Scott and all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady and will be missed by many. Hugs and love to you all. Marsha Cordray Baxter

  2. Scott & family – we are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family for comfort & peace.
    Much love,
    Rodney, Courtney, Luke, Kaitlynn, & Dane

  3. Randy and Scotty,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thoughts of your Mom and Dad spark wonderful memories of the time your family lived in the little house across the road from us NW of Dover. I hope you share those wonderful memories as well.
    Wishing the best to you and your family. Hold the memories of your parents close and cherish them always. They were good people!

  4. To the Lesher family. May God comfort you in losing your mother and grandmother Billie. You all don’t know me but my family lived next door to your mom and dad in Windmill Estates in Edmond. The Jacksons on Red Fox Road. I remember mom and dad going over and visiting quite often. My mom lost her dad and I will never forget your mom taking care of us four kids while they prepared funeral plans. I still can taste the wonderful food your mom fed us at her home. She always had a smile and was so sweet to us. I also remember your dad working out back in his shop I believe. He was never bothered by us squirt kids. Sorry for the rambling on but seeing your moms sweet face flashed back many memories of my childhood. Wish I could be there to meet you all, but I have a work obligation. Bless you again. I hope all goes well for her service.
    John Jackson

  5. Great memories of this wonderful woman! I called her Aunt B and if I ever called her by her full name she would of course correct me. She was a wonderful aunt and I have some great memories……as a kid Aunt B and Uncle Melvin would come to my parents house to play cards…….she allowing me to live with her while I was in college and we had great talks in the den while eating pork n beans for dinner…… to dad and I visiting her these past several years that she had lived in the assisted living and in rehab. There were other times such as the Lesher family reunions which were so much fun in both the summer at the lake and Pawnee for Christmas.

    People do make footprints on your life and Aunt B has touched many with her kind and funny sense of humor. My heart is breaking along with the rest of the Lesher gang to know we will not see her again until we meet her in heaven.
    Angie Lesher Morris

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