Billie Frances Chance

Billie Frances Chance, 91, of Center, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 26, at First Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. David Mathis officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Born March 25, 1930, in Center, Frances is the daughter of Huey Lucas and Esther Beasley Lucas.  She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Center and enjoyed being a member and singing in the choir.  She was also a member of the Center Garden Club.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Nolan Chance of Center, E. Glen Chance and Cindy of Conroe, and David Chance and Connie of Germantown, Tennessee; grandchildren, Derek Chance, Lanette Hartzog (Duggan), Brandon Chance (Dina), Kristina Rountree (Justin), Margaret Clifton (Mike), Rachel Grimes (Brad), Amanda Chance, Brittany Schultz, and Roth Chance (Brittany); 26 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sisters, Adelle Emanis of Huntsville, Sallie Cadenhead of Lake Jackson, and Jimmie Pekar of Needville; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Maxie Nolan Chance; daughter, Linda Taylor; parents, Huey Lucas and Esther Beasley Lucas; and sister, Sue Cargill.

Pallbearers will be Dan Cargill, Jay Emanis, Dwayne Emanis, Kevin Cadenhead, Jeffrey Cadenhead, Anthony Cargill, and Wendell Chance.

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