The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


July 18, 2013

Billie Meeks Travis

Services for Billie Meeks Travis, a longtime resident of Shreveport, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Park Funeral Home in Shreveport, La. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 14, 1930, in Vicksburg, Miss.

Mrs. Travis was a recent resident of Cartmell Home in Palestine, Texas, where she passed away on Tuesday, July 16, after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by her devoted husband, George M. Travis. Together they successfully ran Travis Shoe Stores in Shreveport for many years and pioneered Pappagallo Shoe Stores in Houston, Texas.

Prior to that, Mrs. Travis graduated from Clark High School and Bish Mathis Institute. She served as secretary to Dr. G. Earl Guinn, president of Louisiana College in Pineville, La.

Mrs. Travis was preceded in death by her parents, John Younger Meeks and Rosa Elma Floyd Meeks; brothers, James Lewis Meeks and Morris Weeks; stepson, Judd Travis; and sister, Lorene Meeks.

She is survived by a large, loving family, including sister, Loyce Carter; stepdaughter, Terri Travis; daughter-in-law, Sally Brown; nephews, Greg Carter, Darryl Carter, Keith Meeks and Randy Huffman; nieces, Becky Meeks and Lou Eva Massari; granddaughters, Patricia Pisciotta and Mandy Stewart; and four great-grandchildren.

She will be remembered for her astute business sense and her loving devotion to family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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