Billie Joyce Speck, 88, of Waco, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. A Visitation with the family will be from 11 – 11:30 am, Thursday, December 8, 2022 with a Memorial Service following at 11:30am, both at Grace Gardens Funeral Home. Western Heights Baptist Church will provide a luncheon at 12:30 pm.
Billie Joyce Johnson Speck was born, March 5, 1934 in Mt. Calm to William and Ruth Johnson, the eighth of nine children. She grew up in Bellmead, Texas and attended La Vega High School. She received a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Baylor University, and went on to get her Masters of Hospital Administration from Saint Edwards University.
Billie married her lifelong sweetheart, Robert Speck, the couple enjoyed a life of many adventures, family and friends. She was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church.
Billie had an amazing group of dear friends, who were like family, and she loved them with all her heart. The love and support through the years and especially during her last months meant everything to her and her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; all her siblings; her beloved husband; and many friends and extended family.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Richard, Charles, and Suzanne Burgan and husband Bryan; grandchildren, Anna and Carly; and great grandchild, Oliver.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Providence Hospice and The Mercy House for their extraordinary care of Billie.