Billye Aaron Wiki – Billye Aaron Biography
Billye Aaron (born Billye Jewel Suber) is the wife of Hank Aaron, the late baseball legend. She is a Nonprofit Executive, Television Personality, and Civic Leader. She attended Clemons School in Neches, Texas, and later graduated from Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas in 1954. In 1958, she graduated from Texas College in Tyler, Texas with her B.A. degree in English. She received a fellowship to attend Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated with her M.A. degree in 1960. Aaron continued her post-graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley.
In June 1968, she debuted on “Today in Georgia” on WSB-TV in Atlanta, becoming the first African-American woman in the Southeast to co-host a daily, regularly scheduled talk show. As a host, she interviewed national and international leaders, dignitaries and celebrities, including Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Sidney Portier, Harry Belafonte, Jane Fonda and Pearl Bailey. In 1975, she transferred to WTMJ-TV, hosting her own weekly talk show called “Billye.” Simultaneous to her media career, Billye Aaron taught at the high school and college level for 12 years before marrying Hank Aaron in 1973.
She has been committed to higher education throughout her career and was a prolific fundraiser for the United Negro College Fund. She also served on the boards of Texas College and Morehouse College. In addition, the Aarons co-founded the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation to help children with limited opportunities and financial barriers develop their special talents and pursue their dreams.
Billye Aaron Age
She was born on October 16, 1936, in Anderson County, Texas to Nathan Suber and Annie Mae Smith Suber.
Hank Aaron Wife Billye Williams
Billye Aaron was married to her husband Hank Aaron from November 12, 1973, until his death on January 22, 2021. The Atlanta Braves announced his death in a statement: “It is with great sadness we share the passing of our home run king, Hank Aaron, who passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was 86.” They had a daughter, Ceci. He is survived by his wife, Billye, and five children, Gaile, Hank Jr, Lary, Dorinda, and Ceci.
The Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk issued the following statement on the passing of Hank Aaron: “We are absolutely devastated by the passing of our beloved Hank. He was a beacon for our organization first as a player, then with player development, and always with our community efforts. His incredible talent and resolve helped him achieve the highest accomplishments, yet he never lost his humble nature. Henry Louis Aaron wasn’t just our icon, but one across Major League Baseball and around the world. His success on the diamond was matched only by his business accomplishments off the field and capped by his extraordinary philanthropic efforts. We are heartbroken and thinking of his wife Billye and their children Gaile, Hank, Jr., Lary, Dorinda and Ceci and his grandchildren.”
Billye Aaron First Husband
Billye Aaron’s first husband was Samuel W. Williams. They were married until his death in October 1970 after a surgical procedure. Williams was an African American Baptist minister, professor of philosophy and religion, and Civil Rights activist.
Billye Aaron Children
She and her husband Hank Aaron have a daughter, Ceci. Hank had five children: Gary, Lary, Dorinda, Gaie and Hank Jr., from his previous marriage.