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“I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.I JUST FORUN OUT ABOUT HE'S PASSINGJUST TODAY.AS I MYSELF WAS IN THE HOSITAL DURING THAT TIME ”
1 of 35 | Posted by: REGGIE RUSSELL - HAMMOND, LA

“I met Paul in the late 70's - still in law school and have had the pleasure of practicing law against him for all these many years! So sorry to hear...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Adrianne Baumgartner - LA

“It is with deepest sympathy I would like to send my prayers to Mr. Billingsley's family. I had the pleasure of working with him many years ago in...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Brianna Trauth - Kentwood, LA

“I was saddened and shocked to hear just today about Paul's untimely passing.My condolences go out to his family- Luanne, Kristin, Janet, Shawn, Poppy...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Sheila Champagne Trauth - Boutte,, LA

“Deepest sympathy to your family ”
5 of 35 | Posted by: Sherry Dell - Midland, AR

“Our sympathies go out to Paul's family and friends. May he rest in Peace. Our prayers are sent to our classmate and Paul's brother, Dave, and his...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Avonworth High School 1972 Classmate of Dave Billingsley - PA

“To Shawn and the family,I've known Paul for over 4 decades. He is the consummate gentleman, scholar, and legal professional that one aspires to...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Steven F. Griffith Sr - Friend

“Our deepest sympathy for Paul's family. Kristin & Janet, you are in our thoughts. ”
8 of 35 | Posted by: Pam & Nathan Dufrene - Luling, LA

“Janet and Kristin:May your wonderful father live forever in your hearts as you remember so manyhappy family times with your Dad singing and playing...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Brighton - Naples, FL

“We are deeply saddened by Paul's passing. He will be missed. Our love and prayers to you and the rest of the family.-Betty & Foy Bilnoski ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: Betty Bilnoski - Ponchatoula, LA

“With deepest sympathy. We had a great childhood together and wonderful memories. So sorry for a great loss. Cousin Sue ”
11 of 35 | Posted by: Stewart Stewart - Mars, PA

“I would like to offer my condolences to all of Paul's friends and family. He was a great person, lawyer and boss. He will be missed far and wide. I...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Gina Pertuit - Ponchatoula, LA

“Paul will always have a special place in my heart. Gone from our presence but never forgotten.I will miss him and his laugh! ”
13 of 35 | Posted by: Sherry Collura - Ponchatoula, LA

“My deepest heartfelt sympathy to all family and friends. ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Jean Davis Ohler - Slidell, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss Louanne. May you experience the peace that passes all understanding that only comes from the grace of a mighty living...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Donna Coffey - Denham Springs, LA

“My sincere condolences on Paul's passing. A fine lawyer, and outstanding person. He will be missed by all who knew him. Richard Voelker. ”
16 of 35 | Posted by: Richard Voelker - MANDEVILLE, LA

“Our condolences to the family. We were friends with the family when Paul worked for Union Carbide in the 1970's. We have many good memories of...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Nelson & Marie McNeely - Friend

“Luanne,Lucy, Scott, Janet and family...I am both saddened and shocked to read of Paul's passing.He was such a kind man. The description of him is a...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Glenda Sharkey - Hammond - Friend

“My condolences to Janet and Kristen on the loss of their father. May he rest in peace. ”
19 of 35 | Posted by: Pam Dufrene - Friend

“My most sincere condolences in the passing of your precious Paul. I had the pleasure of meeting Paul several years ago in Missoula when I lived there...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Brenda Domingue - Nashville, TN

“Luanne,Lucy, Scott, Janet and family...I am both saddened and shocked to read of Paul's passing.He was such a kind man. The description of him is a...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Glenda Sharkey - Hammond - Friend

“My thoughts for peace go out to Paul, you, and your family. ”
22 of 35 | Posted by: Paula Currie - Hammond, LA

“So sorry for your loss! Praying for strength, peace and comfort for you and your family!! God Bless!! ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Sandra Williams - Ponchatoula, LA

“So sorry for your loss and the loss of a long time friend. Great guy and good friend and memories. Our prayers are with you. ”
24 of 35 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a tough competitor in basketball and a helpful friendly lawyer. ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Wynn Gillan - LA - Friend

“It was a pleasure to have known Paul and Jon and I send our heartfelt condolences. ”
26 of 35 | Posted by: Carol and Jon Schmidt - Hammond, LA

“May happy memories comfort you at this difficult time. Though must too short, Paul exemplifies a life well lived. ”
27 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Brighton - Naples, FL

“Our hearts go to Mr. Billingsley's loved ones. I know the world was lucky to have him and that he will be so missed. ”
28 of 35 | Posted by: Beth Mullen-Houser - La Crosse, WI

“Luanne, sending much love and sympathy to you and your family. I am so sorry to learn of Paul's passing. Marie ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Marie Billings - Springfield, LA

“My condolences you you Luanne and family. ”
30 of 35 | Posted by: Judy Norrie - Pace, FL - Friend

“Paul was always so kind and I truly enjoyed our friendship. Her will be missed. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Timothy McLanahan - Mandeville, LA

“Paul was my first and best friend. My brother was born 3 years after me. We grew up in a rural, wooded area and spent our first years exploring the...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Betty Billingsley Bennett - WA

“Louanne,We are sorry to hear the passing of your husband, Paul. We remember him as a kind man, well known in the Hammond community. Keeping you and...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: Denise Poche - Independence, LA

“Oh so sorry for your loss and the loss of a long time good friend. Great guy and great friend always. Good memories. Our prayers are with you. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“Paul the outpouring of love your friends have shown shows how much you were loved. You will be missed. Until we all meet again, keep grinning. Your...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Brenda Keith - DELRAY BEACH, FL


Paul L. Billingsley, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Monday, December 21, 2020, at the age of 75. He was born on November 26, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Earl J. Billingsley and Alvera Mae Peterson Billingsley. Paul moved from Pennsylvania to Louisiana nearly 50 years ago and practiced law here for over 44 years. He was a lifelong runner and was a regular in the Crescent City Classic for decades. He was a pilot and loved being in the clouds, and played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Hammond airport. In later years, he spent his free time Airstream camping with his wife and their dog, Lucy. His numerous passions and interests included reading, music, flying, sailing, traveling, singing, playing the guitar, enjoying good food, and using puns. Paul had an unshakeable optimism and you could always count on him to find the silver lining. He appreciated the good in everyone, was always ready to lend a hand, and celebrated the successes and achievements of others as much as his own. Paul loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves them with countless precious memories.

Paul is survived by his wife, Louise Anne "Luanne" Davis Billingsley; daughters, Janet Lynne Billingsley and Kristin Billingsley McLellan (Jim); stepsons, Shawn A. McKee and Wilson Alvarez (Josef); grandson, John Paul Toney; granddaughters, Jordan Paige Braswell and Drew Avery McKee; sisters, Betty Ann Billingsley Bennett (Leland) and Jean Ellen Billingsley Sansonetti (Craig); and brother, David James Billingsley (Judy).

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Sunday, December 27, 2020, from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

A Memorial Service will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Hammond on Sunday at 6:00 pm.

Face masks are mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home and we ask that you maintain a respectful distance with the family. Thank you for your cooperation.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Paul L. Billingsley Nursing Scholarship which was created to honor the North Oaks Medical Center nurses who cared for patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please contact Katherine Rose for information on donating at krose@southeastern.edu.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com .