SAN ANGELO - On the evening of Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, Winkie went home and is now at rest with the Lord. Billie Love Smith was born on April 5, 1928, in Brady, Texas. One of three children born to Love and Nina Kimbrough. Her parents and her sister, Betty Mae, precede her in death. Billie is survived by her two sons, Jerry Weldon Stell and wife Linda of Nacogdoches, Texas; and Kenneth Wayne Smith of San Angelo; seven grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. Also her brother, Jerry Kimbrough of Brady. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father Charles Greenwell presiding. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Burgess; Dr. Johnny French; David McBride; Randy Minton; Adam Hernandez; Mike Holden, and the grandchildren. Billie worked as a Med Tech at St. John's Hospital and finished her career at the State School in Carlsbad. Throughout her journey through life she acquired numerous friends with her genuine sweetness and positive attitude towards life. She was able to travel abroad with friends and one of her greatest joys was a trip to the Holy Land. She loved to read, watch T.V., surf the Internet, and listen to music (Frankie). Her greatest pastime though was America's pastime, baseball. She would recall the shot heard round the world, and admired the likes of Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, and Nolan Ryan. There were numerous trips to the Ballpark in Arlington and the Astrodome in Houston. A special thanks to all her friends throughout the years and to those who have been so supportive in recent weeks. Billie, "Winkie" will be truly missed. May God keep her well.March 26, 2008Christina LacoI just found out about the passsing of this wonderful woman who was my mother in law for 13 years. I am deeply saddened to hear that she has left us. I remember going to the Astros games in Houston with her and sharing a beer with her afterwards. She had a heart of gold and a wonderful son who I will always love. God take you to a better place.February 4, 2008Leigh GreggI worked at the State School with Winkie in the late 70's. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone, even us upstart young social workers. My prayers are with you.February 4, 2008Debbie ShattoI went to church with Winkie and also my mother, Gloria Humphreys was a friend of hers. My mom passed away eleven years ago, but she always spoke highly of Winkie. When I saw Winkie in church, she always had a smile on her face. I am sorry for your loss.