Billie Herd LoCicero
Billie Herd LoCicero
  • April 12, 1929 - September 20, 2017
  • Lexington, South Carolina

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Billie Carnell Herd LoCicero

COLUMBIA – Billie Carnell Herd LoCicero, of Columbia, died Sept. 20, 2017. Memorial services will be held at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3:00 p.m. A visitation will be held in the Fellowship Hall following the church service.

Mrs. LoCicero was born in Union, Mississippi, on April 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Henry Grady Herd and Codie Jane Terrell Herd, of Union. After graduating from Stamper Stratton High School and East Central Community College, Mrs. LoCicero was employed by the Mississippi Extension Service, Decatur, and the Mississippi Employment Security Commission, Jackson.

A longtime member of Union, she was an active member of the Union United Methodist Women, a member of the Lillie Bouknight-Davis Circle, Leitner-Fellowship Sunday School Class and the Spirited Singers Choir. She also served on various committees and commissions.

A lover of music, art and poetry, Mrs. LoCicero was active in local art guilds, participating in one- and two-person exhibitions as well as local guild exhibitions. A watercolorist, she won many awards, and her works are in many private and corporate collections. She also designed and made three of the banners hanging in the church sanctuary.

Mrs. LoCicero is survived by her husband, James Santi LoCicero, of Columbia; her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Dan Koon, of Columbia; her son and daughter-in-law, Geoff and Allison LoCicero, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; her grandchildren, Daniel and Anna Koon, of Columbia; nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sisters, Sibyl Herd Phillips, Jean Herd Blackwell, Nina Lou Herd and Kay Herd Lloyd.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Union United Methodist Church Capital Fund, the Salvation Army Woodyard Fund in Columbia or Leeza’s Care Connection.

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