Billie C. Seligman
Funeral Date: 12/18/2010

Obituary:
Billie C. Seligman age 82, of Little Rock, AR. died Sunday, December 12th at her home. She was born July 20th, 1928 in Vicksburg Miss., a daughter of the late Lester L. Cruce and Esther Singer Cruce. She was a graduate of the Warren Public Schools, attended Henderson State University, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the widow of former husbands, Charles H. Benson Sr., Dr. Jack Weatherly, Ret. Maj. General Moise B. Seligman whom have all preceded her, and also preceding her in death was a nephew, Russell Clay Doss. In her early years, she was Airline stewardess for Delta Airlines based in Memphis, Tenn., She worked for the Anthony School in Little Rock as a drama teacher and Librarian, where she fostered her love for reading poetry and books, writing stories and being around the children to act them out. Billie enjoyed spending time volunteering at The Arkansas Arts Center’s Tea Room in Little Rock, Billie also loved staying out at Presbyterian Village in Little Rock everyday with her husband who she was very devoted to until his death in July 10th, 2009. She never missed a day and stayed many nights when she didn’t think she could leave him. Billie helped many of the other residents as well. Billie’s unexpected and untimely death is very sad and difficult realization for her family and friends. Billie was loved by many and will be terribly missed. She is survived by one son, Charles H. “Chuck” Bensen Jr, Grand Canyon, AZ.; Two daughters, Susan Benson Lawrence and spouse Herb, Batesville, AR.; Lee Weatherly Dougall and spouse Pete, Basingstoke, England,; One sister, Betty Doss and spouse Bill, Warren, AR. Two step-daughters, Susan Seligman Steelman and spouse Alan, Dallas, TX, and Elizabeth “Boots” Seligman Warrick and spouse Alan, Little Rock, AR. 4 grandchildren, Christen Lawrence Mitchell and fiancee’ Dalton Campbell, Little Rock, AR., Capt. Tim Lawrence and spouse Amanda, Mons, Belgium., Charlie Benson and Julianne Benson, Flagstaff, Arizona. 2 great-grandchildren Allison Mitchell and Madison Campbell both of Little Rock, AR. Graveside services were 1:30pm Saturday, December 18th at Adam-Singer Cemetery with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Bill Doss, Herb Lawrence and Billy P. Smith. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorials being given to The Arkansas Arts Center, 501 East. 9th Street in Little Rock, AR. 72205

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Name: evieL Angle
Message: Betty, I'm so sorry about your sister.You will be in my prayers.

Name: Johnnie Angle
Message: Betty and Bill I am so sorry that I can't come down right now. Will keep you both in my prayers.

Name: Dorothy Jeffers
Message: With My Deepest Sympathy.

Name: French & Judy Wynne and Leon Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Name: Betty Greenwood
Message: Betty, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Name: Betty Greenwood
Message: Betty, so sorry for your loss. Know I'm thinking of you. Betty

Name: Betty Greenwood
Message: Betty, so sorry for your loss. Please know I'm thinking of you. Betty

Name: Betty Greenwood
Message: Betty, so sorry for your loss. Please know I'm thinking of you. Betty

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Charkine Daniel
Message: Betty and Bill. So sorry! My thoughts are surely with you! Much love

Name: David & Tina McClain
Message: We're so sorry for the loss of your sister. Our thoughts and prays are with you.

Name: Mike McWilliams
Message: Your mom was one fantastic lady! Her dedication and caring for Moise during his long stay at Presbyterian Village was a model for all of us to emulate. Through those hard years, she alway had a smile on her face and was faithful to care for other folks at the Village. My regret is that I did not meet her until she and Moise came to Trinity UMC. May God bless each of you in your grief.

Name: Margee CASTLEBERRY
Message: Dear Susan and Herb, I please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of saddness. Margee Castleberry

Name: Ann Culbreath McHughs
Message: Betty My deepest for you.Billie was always so sweet when i knew her many years ago. love,in Christ Ann

Name: Jimmy & Fran Reep
Message: Betty, You are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss. God is with you!

Name: Sue Conklin
Message: Mrs. Seligman was so sweet to all the residents at Presbyterian Village. She was a wonderful, caring person.

Name: Christie Munnerlyn White
Message: Dear Boots, Moreland and I send our condolences for Billie's death. I know that it meant a great deal that she took loving care of your father. My mother sends her love and sympathy, as well. Christie and Moreland White, Melba Munnerlyn

Name: Elizabeth Berg
Message: I offer my sincere condolencess in the loss of Billie. She was one of my dearest friends at Anthony School. I was music director there when she was the librarian. I remember fondly, Lee Ann as a child there also. I will keep you in my prayers. Please keep me in yours. I lost my mother at age 100 October 13th of this year. She will have a wonderful Christmas this year. What better gift could one have? God bless all of you.....just think your first Christmas in heaven!

Name: April Higgins
Message: Lee Ann, your mother was the best librarian The Anthony School ever had. We learned so many poems and plays. My favorites were the poems for a child to tell their mother about how much they loved them, and Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening." She was a very wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, April Higgins: student 1976 to 1982 and Tanglewood Gulf gas station

Name: Margaret E. Parnell-Taunton
Message: I knew Billie 'way back in the early 30's when we lived on her grandfather's property (Mr. Tom Singer)She was such a beautiful child. I lost contact with the family through the years and I want to let you know all of you will be in my prayers. May the Lord watch over and keep you..

Name: Devora Tappan
Message: Susan, David and I were deeply saddened for you and your family. Your Mother will always be remembered and you are in our prayers.