Billie Jo Roby Ragland

On August 21, 2023, our Mother left this world to be with her Lord, after a long battle with dementia.  She was born in Winfield, Alabama on August 2, 1927.  She has lived over 80 years in Bibb County.  She is survived by sons, Rand Ragland (Cindy) and Regan Ragland (Janet), and daughter Rhonda Ragland.  Grandchildren are Patrick Ragland (Alex), Katie Ragland (Michael Sumlin), and Kristen Laramore (Tim). Great-grandchildren are Everett Ragland, Spencer Ragland, Oliver Ragland, Pace Laramore, and Piper Laramore. Nieces are Martha Kay McRae and Linda Pinney. She is also survived by her long-term best friend, Betty Jo Price.  She was predeceased by her parents, Gus Howard Roby and Beatrice McWhirter Roby, her husband, Lonnie Ragland, Jr., son, Ronald Roby Ragland, great grandchild Hope Ragland, and siblings, KC Roby and Mary Joyce Pinney (Allen).

We would like to thank Rhonda for being her Mother’s caregiver for the last 9 1/2 years.

There will be a funeral service on August 26 at 12 at Brent Baptist Church with a private graveside service to follow.


  1. Emily Hornsby Bowman on August 23, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Please accept my deepest sympathy.
    Much love to the entire family.

  2. Dale & Lynn Ellinghausen on August 24, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you!! We pray that God will comfort & sustain you during this difficult time. We loved Aunt Billie!! Dale & Lynn Ellinghausen

  3. Cynthia P P on August 24, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    Our love and prayers to each of you as God sustains and supports in this adjustment without your Mom, grandmother, great grand and our Aunt Billie. She allowed God to use her as she showed his love to so many others. We know where she is! Love you all!