Billye Aaron, a charitable executive, and television personality were born to Nathan Suber and Annie Mae Smith Suber on October 16, 1936, in Anderson County, Texas. She attended Neches, Texas, Clemons School and later graduated in 1954 from Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas.
She is 84 years old.
In 1958, with her B.A, she graduated from Texas College in Tyler, Texas. An English degree. In Atlanta, Georgia, she received a scholarship to attend Atlanta University and graduated with her M.A. In 1960, degree. Her post-graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley were continued by Aaron.
She worked as the development director for the United Negro College Fund’s Atlanta branch. She co-hosted the annual telethon,’ Lou Rawls Parade of Stars,’ co-founded the Mayor’s MASKED Ball, and became the second woman in the organization to serve as vice president of the southern area during her 14-year tenure with the organization.
She and her husband founded the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation after retiring in 1994 to grant scholarships to fund the education of children with low incomes.
Ceci Haydel, Aaron’s daughter from her first marriage, and Gaile, Hank, Jr., Lary, and Dorinda, from Hank Aaron’s first marriage, are the children of Aaron and her husband, Hank Aaron. They have two grandchildren as well, Emily Jewel and Victor Aaron Haydel, respectively.