Mr. Willie R. “Jim Dog” Billingslea

Published 6:48 am Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Mr. Willie R. “Jim Dog” Billingslea, 75, of Lanett passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1 p.m. EST in Pine Hill Cemetery in Lanett, the Rev. Charles Trammell, officiating.

Mr. Billingslea is survived by his wife, Melissa Story of Lanett; his children, Mekisha (Tony) Cochran of Valley, Makeith Landers and Willie Rufus Billingslea, Jr., both of Lanett; children he raised as his own, Jameika (Resheika) Story of Lanett and Jhirosky Story of Opelika; four brothers, Forrest (Beverly) Billingslea of Valley, Horace Billingslea of Lanett, Danny Billingslea of Louisville, Kentucky and William (Barbara) Billingslea of Gainesville, Georgia; two sisters, Addie Robertson of Washington, DC and Sara Cooper of Atlanta; two sisters-in-law, Marian Story of LaFayette and Wanda Story of Lanett; three brothers-in-law, Eddie Story, Jr. of LaGrange, Georgia, Charles (Kimberly) Story of Lanett and Carl Story of Atlanta; a granddaughter he raised as a daughter, Jache’la Story of Lanett; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; special friends, Samuel McLemore, Donnie Snell, Leon Reed, Anthony Mathis, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Email newsletter signup

To sign the online guest book and express condolences please visit

   Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling the arrangements.