Billy Newton Cummings

January 6, 1927 - December 13, 2018
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Billy Newton Cummings was born in Winters, Texas in 1927 to Andrew Newton and Bertha Jenkins Cummings. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Loyce Faye Cummings, daughter of George Edwin Miller and Grace Carrie South Miller.

Together they had 10 children: Jammie (Steve) Detrick, Beth (Benny) Bagwell, Nathan Cummings (deceased), Daniel (Betty) Cummings, David (Dianne) Cummings, Deborah (Kevin) Wynne, Samuel (Marlene) Cummings, Mark (Wanda) Cummings, Merrick Cummings, and Kidron (Caren) Cummings. Billy enjoyed his 44 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and one great great greatgrandchild. Besides Nathan, he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother (Benny Ray Cummings), and several grandchildren.

In WWII Billy served in the United States Navy, seeing action in Japan aboard the USS Boston.

As a young married couple with 2 children, Billy and Loyce went to Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Upon graduation, Billy came back to Texas to pastor in the Corpus Christi area. In 1955 Billy answered the call to go to Mexico to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a missionary and cofounded Trans World Baptist Mission. Several of his children have shared that call and continue to serve.

In 1963 Billy moved his family to Laredo, Texas where he was instrumental in forming Iglesia Bautista. For the rest of his life, he continued to serve as pastor, friend, and shepherd of churches here in Laredo and in southern Mexico.

Family will receive guests on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 5pm-9pm at the Fred Dickey Funeral home chapel. A memorial service will be celebrated at 7:00pm.

A graveside service will be on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Seaside Memorial Park, 4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 at 11:30am.

There will be a celebration service Wednesday, December 19, at 7:00pm at Iglesia Bautista in Laredo, TX.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Time: 11:30 am


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Born: January 6, 1927
Died: December 13, 2018

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NettieB Clever posted on 12/23/18

What a homecoming Bro. Bill would have had from all of the countless people he has lead to the Lord! My father surely would be excited to have his old buddy joining him, too! Thank you, Lois for the spirtual impact you and Bro. Bill had on my life growing up.May the Lord comfort your heart and those of your children, being assured that we will join our loved ones again. Much love and prayers, NettieB Isenberg Clever


Cheryll Dennis posted on 12/22/18

Mrs. Cummings, I am praying for God's grace and comfort for you in the loss of Brother Cummings. You and your family have been a testimony to the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and to His call to "go into all the world and preach the gospel..." Many fond memories of your friendship to my parents, Ed and Alice Isenberg and of playing with your children when NettieB and I were growing up in the Valley. Much love and prayers for you, your children, and grandchildren. Cheryll Isenberg Dennis


Sonia Gonzalez posted on 12/20/18

My most sincere condolences to all the family. I am very blessed to have met Mr. Cummings in my youthful years. I will always be thankful for learning the word of God when attended his church. Every now and then I remember Deborah for her loving, teaching and care she gave me as a teenager. Also Daniel, wife Betty and their beautiful children of how great, responsible and patience they were with me and my sisters when attended their church. May the Lord bless you all and a big hug in my behalf.


Leticia Villarreal posted on 12/18/18

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.