Billie passed away early Tuesday morning, March 13, 2018 at her home following a short battle with cancer. She was born on September 18, 1947 in Kalamazoo, the 6th of 14 children to the late Theodore and Lorraine (Hulbert) Armstrong. On June 6, 1970, Billie was united in marriage to Sheril J. Howard Jr. After raising their 2 sons, she went to work at Summit Polymer for 27 years, until her retirement. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Sheril Howard; 2 sons: Randy (Jessica) Howard and Rob (Angel) Howard, both of Kalamazoo; 2 grandsons: Zachary and Caleb Howard; 13 siblings: Linda Godde, Gary (Rena) Armstrong, Carol (Hank) Lough, Mary (Fred) Kelp, Bonnie (Dick) Boekeloo, Brad (Sandy) Armstrong, Louie (Deniece) Armstrong, Vic (Ann) Armstrong, Charlotte (Mike) Tomczak, Ronnie (Denise) Armstrong, Debbie (John) Zaworski, Kim (Tim) Stafford, Lorrie (Jerry) Karish; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Billie's life will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 22, at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Galesburg Chapel, 145 W. Battle Creek St. Inurnment will follow in Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Inurnment will follow in Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Following cemetery services, friends are invited for a time of food and fellowship at Comstock VFW Post #6252, 5990 E. Michigan Ave. Memorial contributions may be directed to West Michigan Cancer Center, Reverence Hospice or Comstock VFW Post #6252. Please visit Billie's personalized webpage for driving directions or to leave a condolence to her family at www.langelands.com.