Addie Marie Johnson, 95, of Splendora, Texas, passed away on Jan. 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Cravens on Nov. 9, 1916 to Carroll Leazine and Rose Allie Johnson, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her loving husband, Archie Johnson; granddaughter, Karla Ann Houston; two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and blessed with grace, beauty and strength; being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she adored her family whole heartedly. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
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She will be remembered lovingly by her daughters, Sharron Lynda Martin and husband, Robert of Splendora, Texas, Shirley Marie Foster and husband, Robert of Cleveland, Texas, and Carla Pollard and Gerald of Splendora, Texas; son, Jennings Carroll Johnson and wife, Susan of Leesville; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Zelle Nichols and Maxine Johnson; brother-in-law, Franklin Johnson and wife, Betty; special friends, Emma Williams, Ruth White and Nola Faye Bass; her faithful companion, her cat "Bobbie"; many loved nieces, nephews and other cherished family members and treasured friends.
The family will welcome friends for visitation from 3-8 p.m. on Jan. 6 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland, Texas. Bro. Arlen Smith and Kenneth Lowery will preside over funeral services, which will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 7 at Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Cravens with interment following at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers include Roy Martin, Michael Martin, Kevin Johnson, Shane Guimbellot, John Robert Childress, Deven Smith, Darren Stewart, and Jerimah Martin.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to Gravel Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. George J. Bass, "In Memory of Addie Marie Johnson", 2290 Gravel Hill Church Road, Pitkin LA 70656.
Published in Leesville Daily Leader on Jan. 5, 2012