Billie Jean Reeves was born on November 11,1929, in Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas. She was the child of William Wesley Reeves (1897-1989) and Lavonia Hattie Hutchinson (1902-1983). Billie was the youngest of three siblings: Euna Verdele Reeves (1920-1978), Beatrice Loray Reeves (1924-1999) and Betty Juanita Reeves (1925-2013).
Billie married Gilbert Irving Snyder, my 1st cousin 1x removed) on January 23, 1948, in Bakersfield, Kern County, California. They had two children: Russell Allan Snyder (1949-2011) and Lorrie Anett Snyder (1950-1973).