Billie Jean Brown Accardo Martin, passed away Friday, March 11, at the age of 89. She was born in Doucette, Jan. 27, 1927. Billie lived most of her early years in Newton, until the family moved to Beaumont in 1941; thereafter, she called Beaumont home.

She was a devout member of First Christian Church of Beaumont where she was a steward of her Sunday school class and a member of Christian Fellowship Women and Galavanders.

Billie is survived by her sons, Sam Accardo, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, of Beaumont and Owen Accardo and his wife, Patti, of Delafield, Wi; stepdaughters, Helen Doga and her husband, Dewey, of Beaumont and Judy Rosenbaum and her husband, Ernie, of Rosenberg and niece, Carol Odom and her husband, Sonny, of Orange.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Lewis Brown; brothers, Covey and Charles Brown and sisters, Wilma Gifford and Cecil Flournoy.

A gathering of Ms. Martin’s family and friends will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, at Broussard’s, Beaumont.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, at First Christian Church of Beaumont, 5290 North Caldwood Drive, Beaumont. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 843, Beaumont, Texas, 77704; Salvation Army, 2350 IH-10 East, Beaumont, Texas, 77703; or to First Christian Church of Beaumont, 5290 North Caldwood Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77707.