Elizabeth Billingsley was born August 4, 1933 in Brewton, Alabama to the Late Mattie and Theodore Murphy. “Liz” was the second born of 6 children, Mary Walton - Leon Murphy (Beverly) - Margaret Stallworth - Lynette Cooper, Theodore Murphy (Proceeded her Death)
“Liz” was Formally educated in Brewton, AL school system, where she then
Moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she met the love of her life Clark Billingsley, Jr., they were wed in 1967. To this union was born four children, Walter Earl-deceased, Belinda Strattonbey (Willie), Eric Billingsley (Serena), Tammi K. Billingsley (Charles).
Liz worked for the Cleveland Browns for a number of years, the City of Cleveland school system as a crossing guard and Lexington Bell Foster Care Grandparent Program, a position she cherished as being called Grandma by the children.
She joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Andrew Sizemore and served as faithful member, and served with faithfulness under current pastor, A. Charles Ligon. She was a door keeper on Usher Board Number Two at New Jerusalem for many years, a faithful dynamic alto of New Jerusalem’s Mass Choir as well as a member of the Deaconess Ministry. She was given the honor as a member of the Mother's Board Ministry and served faithfully until her health failed.
She had culinary skills that was the talk of the town and at New Jerusalem; her sense of humor would have you laughing for hours as you would recall what she had said; she could impart wisdom, but could also let you know how she felt about a situation.
“Liz” leaves to cherish her memory four siblings Mary Walton - Leon Murphy (Beverly) - Margaret Stallworth - Lynette Cooper, loving children, Belinda Strattonbey (Willie), Eric Billingsley (Serena), Tammi K. Billingsley (Charles). 12 grandchildren (Jacquetta Thomas, Aishia Speight, Oronde Calhoun, Donte Calhoun, Simone Billingsley, Keyonta Black, Areon Jackson, Deanna Jones, Sierra Billingsley, Avion Jones and Eric Billingsley, Jr., Lavonte Hinchen. 17 Great Grandchildren, along with a host of relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.