July 11, 1923 ~ August 21, 2006
Billie Revels was born in Los Angeles on July 11, 1923, to Greek immigrants Diamond and Achilles Siokos. She is survived by her husband, Angelo, her brother Nickolas Siokos (Angela), her daughters Melanie O'Regan (Charles), Angela Furkioti (Dean) and Alyssa Stanford (William). She enjoyed six grandchildren: Alexis, Tessa and Deano Furkioti; Whitney and Ryan O'Regan; Eleana Stanford and four step-granchildren; Amy Salter, Janis Lake and Heather Wilson and Madison Stanford.
She was a graduate of Washington High School and received an Associate of Arts degree from Compton Junior College. She married Angelo in1958 and they lived in the South Bay area, where he was in the bakery business for several decades. .
She was involved with the Greek community of Los Angeles from childhood and later played a strong role in the endeavor to build St.Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach. She was involved with the ladies' Philoptochos Society at St. Katherine's and served on the parish council, as well. She was instrumental in the planning and execution of the first "Greek Festival" in Southern California during the 1960's and served as chairman for several years thereafter. This traditional fund raiser continues to be an important annual event at St. Katherine's.
She was employed by Maurry Biological Pharmaceutical Corporation as vice president/controller. After retirement, she remained active in the Greek community. She was a life member at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles. She was a member of PAOI (Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute) of Berkeley, created for the advancement of strong, effective, visible witness of Orthodoxy in the western United States through education.
Services will be as follows: Trisigion service on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral will be held on Friday, Aug. 25 at 1:00 p.m. Both services will take place at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church located at 722 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Fund.
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