Billy Cordelle Harris, 80, of Vidor, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Harbor Hospital of Southeast Texas in Orange. A memorial service to remember her life will be at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.  Conducting the services will be Mr. Barry Jones, minister of the 9th and Elm Church of Christ in Orange. The family will gather to visit with friends at 4 p.m. just before the service and will visit after the service is completed.  

Born on Oct. 20, 1929 in Beaumont to parents, Homer Grant Irvine and Minnie Cordelle (Young) Irvine, she lived in Vidor for the last eight years and had lived in Mauriceville.  Billy trained to become a registered nurse at the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in Beaumont and worked for hospitals in the area.  She was dedicated and highly respected in her work and many doctors often requested her to assist them.  Billy was a member of the Church of Christ in Mauriceville where she enjoyed attending church regularly and reading her bible.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed cooking, sewing, being in the outdoors, growing plants, visiting with friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family the most. 

Billy is preceded in death by her parents.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Billy Scoggins of North Little Rock, Ark. and Kathy Hodge and husband, Wayne of Little Cypress; sister, Bobbie Luman and husband, Wilton Bryce of Chireno, Texas; grandchildren, Amy Hampton and husband, Chris, Kathryn Griffith, Melanie Hodge and Chris Hodge and her great-grandchildren, Zoey and Lily Hampton. 

For those desiring memorial contributions, the family has asked that a donation in memory of Billy be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC. 20004-1723 Call: (202) 785-3355 or

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