Billie (Birk) Reul
September 7, 1948 - January 7, 2020
Billie (Birk) Reul passed away peacefully on January 7th. Born in St. Petersburg 71 years ago, she was a Tampa Bay resident all her life. She was the loving wife to Jim, sister of Bonnie Birk, Mother of Christopher (wife Sheila), stepmother to Crystal Reul-Chen, and grand-mother to Milo, Emma, Sophie and Max. Her father ‘Hubert E. Birk’, and her mother ‘Helen H. Birk’ (Hamner) died years ago.
Billie’s school years were at St. Paul’s Catholic Girls School’ in St. Pete., and Florida State University. She worked as a devoted and caring ‘Social Worker’ for 17 years at ‘Florida Blind Services’ and 13 years at Hillsborough Schools ‘Head Start’, where she improved the lives of hundreds of children & their parents. Billie was the ‘Eternal Social Worker’ who will be dearly missed by many people whose lives were enhanced by knowing her, especially her family.
Billie’s loving husband took care of her, with additional care by the staff of ‘Empath Suncoast Hospice’. We sincerely thank Hospice for their love and care for helping us in Billie’s final years.
Recognition for Billie Reul’s dedication to social work and her service to others, memorial contributions in Billie’s can be made to ‘Empath Suncoast Hospice’ by clicking “Donate Now” or to a charity of your choice, with our appreciation. A memorial service for Billie (Birk) Reul’s life will be at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 13312 Cain Road, Tampa, Florida at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 25th.