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Vada Mae Johnson

1926 - 2010
Vada Mae Johnson, 84, a retired teacher, entered rest Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 3324 House-Anderson Road. Pastor Sean Taylor will officiate. Interment: Mosier Valley Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at historic Baker Funeral Home Vada was born Jan. 31, 1926, to Richard and Lottie Mae Nelson Johnson, descendents of one of the 14 founding families of the Mosier Valley community. Vada was a graduate of Paul Quinn College, and earned a master of education at Prairie View University; she did post graduate work at University of North Texas. Ms. Johnson began her career in the Mosier Valley schools; after desegregation, she taught first-graders at Wilshire Elementary in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford district 36 years before her retirement. Because of restrictive adoption laws in Texas, Vada traveled to Ohio in the 1970s to adopt a daughter, Yvette. Finding Yvette had been separated from her siblings in foster care, Vada made the decision to adopt all three children. She was a loving single mother who provided a nurturing home and disciplined upbringing for her family. She taught Sunday school, directed many programs and was a gifted speaker for the Missionary Society at her church. She loved working with her hands, especially landscaping, gardening and sewing. Ms. Johnson was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, TSTA, NEA, TCTA and HEB-Retired School Employees, state and local PTA organizations and DAV. She was a board member of the Mosier Valley Community Association and worked actively with the Euless Historical Preservation Committee and Mosier Valley Cemetery Association. Survivors: She is cherished in memory by her brother, Arthur Jerome Johnson; children, Yvette Michelle Johnson, Tyrone Leearl Johnson and Lachelle Cherise Mitchell; grandchildren, Jacob Johnson Filholm, Malcolm Xavier Smith, Jessica C.A. Smith and Exodus Johnson; loving niece, Audrey; nephew, Milo; several generations of cousins; other family members; and many friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 11, 2010
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