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Willette "Billie" Rudolph Naylor

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Dec. 1, 1909 - May 27, 2008

WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for Willette Naylor, 98 of Waxahachie, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Born Dec. 1, 1909, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Jones, she passed away peacefully at her residence in Dallas on Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

She was known to many and most as "Billie" was a long time and well-respected pillar of the Waxahachie community.

After graduating from Waxahachie High School, she continued her studies at Trinity University.

After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, she was drawn back into the vibrancy of the Waxahachie community and social scene.

It was here she met and married her first husband and true love, Romney Rudolph.

Happily married, they had two children named Philip E. and Warren K. Rudolph.

The two owned and operated the successful and well-known family business, Rudolph Funeral Home.

Her husband’s unexpected and tragic passing, left Billie a young widow who assumed sole responsibility in raising the boys.

She later met and married Mace Naylor.

The two were happily married until his passing.

Her life was guided by a steadfast faith and love in Jesus Christ who sustained her throughout her entire life.

She was a tireless and long-standing member of the First Baptist Church of Waxahachie.

It was here she taught Sunday School for more than 40 years.

Throughout her lifetime she led and volunteered for many ministries that touched the hearts of others.

One of her personal favorites was delivering meals for the Meals on Wheels program, which she did for more than 10 years.

Preceded in death by her parents Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Jones, husband Romney Rudolph, husband Mace Naylor, son Phillip E. Rudolph, daughter-in-law Shirley J. Rudolph, grandchild Gary W. Rudolph; she is survived by her son Warren K. Rudolph; sister Elizabeth G. Motley; five grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

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