MARIETTA — Funeral services for Billye “Jeleen” (Monkres) Sumrall, 78, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Marietta with the Rev. Jimmy May officiating. Interment will follow at Leon Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
“Jeleen” was born April 14, 1939, in Leon, Okla., to the late Mr. James Bennett Monkres and Mrs. Hester Leon (Pierce) Monkres. She departed from this life on Aug. 19, 2017, in Ardmore.
Jeleen was born and raised in Leon where she attended school, graduating high school in 1957. After graduation, Jeleen continued her education at Iowa State University receiving a degree in Business Administration. On Nov. 11, 1967, she was united in marriage to Lt. Douglas Andrew Sumrall at Copper Cove, Texas. Doug was career military; therefore, due to his changes in assignment, they lived in numerous cities. Jeleen was fortunately able to transfer her job due to being a civil service employee. The couple resided in California, Alaska, Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, and retired in Mississippi. After Doug passed away on Jan. 20, 2000, in Mississippi, Jeleen returned home to Oklahoma and has been living in Ardmore since.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas; father, Jim; mother, Hester; father who raised her, Thurman Monkres; sisters, Jackie Miller and Joan Arthur; niece Charla; and nephews, Jamie and Jaryl.
Jeleen is survived by her brother, Pierce Monkres and wife, Sandy, of University Park, Texas; nieces and nephews, Jimmy, Josh, Joie, Paula, Janett, Joni, Jackie Dale, and Jay Lynn; numerous great nieces and great nephews; caregiver, nephew Tim Arthur; as well as other family and friends.
Casket bearers will be Terry Pierce, Mike Parker, Marvin Conway, Jimmy Monkres, Jackie Dale Miller, and Tim Arthur.
A family visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Marietta. Condolences may be made online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.