Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Billy Gene Austin

Billy Gene Austin, 74, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Mr. Austin was born November 23, 1945 to Mrs. Darlene Lewis and Mr. Butler Austin in Louisville, MS. He attended Louisville public schools and graduated from the Louisville Colored High School in 1964. He later graduated from the University of Arkansas AM&N, Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1969. He had been very ill for over a year and passed from causes other than COVID-19. Upon his death, he was a resident of Jackson, MS.

In order for the family to follow the COVID-19 precautions in place under Executive Order 1466 of Governor Tate Reeves, there will be no funeral service. The family will plan a Memorial Service at a later date with public notification. Taylor Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.