A resident of Baton Rouge since 1938, she died at 11:34 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009, at her son's home in Covington. She was 87 and a native of Birmingham, Ala. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East chapel, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Thursday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Friday from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Ron Lambe. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Lisa Johnston, of Covington; a sister and brother-in-law, Billie Jo and Leo Lee, of Baton Rouge; seven grandchildren, Bryan, Brent, Brad, Kathy, Laurie, Austin and Sawyer; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, D.D. "Jimmie" Johnston; and two sons, Mike and Mickey Johnston. She was a lifelong member of Istrouma Baptist Church, a 1940 graduate of Istrouma High School and a long time volunteer at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Mickey Johnston Scholarship Fund through the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Published in The Advocate on Jul. 30, 2009.