Billie Jean Pesavento, 89, of Staunton, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Billie was born July 8, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Selvio Pesavento on May 29, 1948, in Litchfield. They raised 3 children, Nancy, Beverly, and Keith, in Staunton.
She was a parishioner of St. Michael Catholic Church. Billie Jean, better known as Granny, was loved by anyone that came in contact with her. Her vibrant spirit and contagious smile touched so many lives. She spent her time after retirement volunteering at St. Michaels’s School in Staunton. She loved children, family and enjoying life to the fullest. She never complained, always smiled and welcomed everyone. She spent her days baking, crocheting, working on word puzzles and making everyone around her happy.
She grew up in Litchfield with her family, Cassie & Mose Burdell, and seven siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband Selvio Pesavento of 44 years. Also preceding her are brothers, Bobby Jordan, Charles, Fred and Phillip Burdell and sister, Betty Jordan.
She is survived by her children, Nancy (Mike) Burdell, Beverly (Todd) Moehlmann, and Keith (Mary Kay) Pesavento; siblings, Barbara (John) Klekamp, Dick (Vonda) Burdell, and Raymond (Frannie) Burdell; grandchildren, Bryant (Terri) Burdell, Kelly (Brandon) Wagner, Amy Pierard, Jody Burdell, Shaun Bond, Mattie Pesavento, Jesse McCollum, Steven Pesavento, Abigail Pesavento, and Natalie Pesavento; and great grandchildren, Nichole Burdell, Morgan Wagner, Emily Pierard, Chelsie Nance, Aleece Wagner, Tristan Burdell, Carson Wagner, Cassie Gray, and Carly Gray.
Visitation and funeral services were held on Friday, September 6, 2019, at Williamson Funeral Home.