SHANK, Billie W.,
82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Born in North Carolina, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Rupert A. "Jack" Shank; parents, William L. and Sarah L. Waters; and sister, Sarah Y. Rogers. Billie is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth S. Creger (Joey); grandson, Derek M. Creger (Sara); greatgranddaughter, Harper L. Creger, all of Chesterfield; and sister, Janie E. Blake of San Carlos, Calif.; as well as other relatives and friends. During high school in Rose Hill, N.C., Billie was an outstanding basketball player and was named All American her senior year. She was a graduate of Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU), where she received her teaching degree and met her future husband. After graduation, she taught school in North Carolina prior to returning to Richmond, marrying and raising her family. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.