Billy was born on January 24, 1948 and passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Billy was a resident of Mississippi at the time of passing. Billy was a graduate of South Broward High School in Miami Florida and continued on to earn a bachelor?s master?s and Ph.D. in sociology and criminal justice from the University of Florida. Graveside services will be 10:00AM Tuesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Rev. Wendell Sellers will officiate.