Martha Joan Doub Billings
Born to Herman and Maggie Doub of Pfafftown, N.C. on December 4, 1931, Joan graduated from Old Richmond High School and later from Appalachian State University with a degree in elementary education. She married her high school sweetheart, C. G. Billings of Winston-Salem, N.C., and they were happily married for 63 years.
During her lifetime, Joan became an accomplished teacher, musician, and gardener. Even until her 82nd year, her former students from Fleetwood Elementary School regularly dropped by her summer home in Fleetwood to wish her well. She often played music at Boone Methodist Church, and spent many hours playing and sharing hymns on her piano. She was an ardent gardener and raised azaleas and tended to her seasonal vegetable garden. She was accomplished in many crafts and enjoyed many, including woodworking, quilt making, crocheting and sewing. Joan was a frequent contributor to the "Cricket's Nest" senior craft center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Most of all, she will be remembered by her family as a patient, caring, and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Billings is survived by her devoted husband, Mr. C. G. Billings; two children, Dr. Jeffery David Billings (Tootsie) and Anne Billings Levkoff (Stephen); four grandchildren, Allie Elizabeth Billings, David Lake Billings, Michael David Levkoff and Christopher Billings Levkoff; and one sister Rebecca Doub Dockery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman T. Doub and Maggie P. Doub; a brother, James Doub; a daughter, Susan Carol Billings; and a grandson, Jonathan S. Levkoff, Jr.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Salem Funeral Home, 2599 Reynolda Rd., at the corner of Reynolda Rd. and Polo Rd. The family will receive and visit with friends at a reception following the service. There will be a private interment at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Brenner's Children's Hospital, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157.
Online condolences may be sent to http://www.salemfh.com.