Johnnie Kemp

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1929 - 2018 Johnnie Maxine Kemp, 88, of Lumberton, died Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. She was born on September 12, 1929, in Buna, to Martha Ann Gill and Ebren Strawther. Johnnie retired from Beaumont Independent School District as the cafe manager. Survivors include her children, Diann Huddleston, of Lindale; Donna Wallace and her husband, Royce, of Troup; Betty Dillard and her husband, Kenneth, of Sour Lake; Lisa Laurent and her husband, Rodney of Silsbee; and Bill Kemp and his wife, Kristie, of Lumberton; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and nephew, Billy Jack Kemp and a host of other nieces and nephews. Johnnie is preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Kemp; her parents; brothers, Larry Strawther, Robert "Bob" Strawther, and Jimmy Strawther; and sister, Billie Joyce Beasley. A gathering of Mrs. Kemp's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2018, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to , 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Broussard's Mortuary
490 Cemetery Rd
Silsbee, TX 77656
(409) 386-1000
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Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 12, 2018
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