Funeral services for Mr. Billy Delancey were held Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Bassfield. Father Chinnappa Raj Mark officiated. Interment followed at St. James Cemetery in Bassfield. Mr. Delancey, age 86, passed away on May 29, 2021, at Asbury Hospice in Hattiesburg.
Billy was born Oct. 22, 1934 in Jefferson Davis County. He was the son of Hulon and Elizabeth Delancey and Helen Turnage Delancey. He started his lifelong career in propane in 1960 with Prentiss Butane, and continued with Herring Gas. He spent 60 years serving his family, friends and the community. He retired on May 28, 2020.
He is survived by his three children Gary Delancey (Angi) of Hattiesburg, Dwayne Delancey (Lisa) of Bassfield and Melissa Lott (Lamar) of Sumrall; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Delancey, his parents, and his brothers, Denzel Delancey of Laurel and Tommy Delancey of Jackson.
A Rosary was held Monday, May 31, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in the hall at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com