Mr. Mark Johnson

15 octubre , 194914 octubre , 2021
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Mr. Mark Johnson, age 71, of Colleyville, Texas passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Mark was born October 15, 1949 in Springfield Massachusetts.

Mark graduated from the University of Massachusetts and received B.A. & M.A. in British History, and a PhD in Mass Communications. He later graduated from the University of Houston where he received his J.D.

He was married to Patricia Ballenger on April 11, 1992. Mark worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and at American Airlines as an attorney & later at American Airlines as Manager of Benefits Compliance. In 2001 he founded his own business ERISA Benefits Consulting Inc. which he was still operating at the time of his death.

Mark was a longtime member of the Colleyville Fire Academy Alumni Association & loved doing things for the Fire Department. He also loved serving his community as president of the Colleyville Center Board, and president of the Mill Creek Homeowners Association.

Mark had a passion for many things including Model Railroading, Running, Military History, Travel, anything Disney, Star Wars, his family (especially his nieces & nephews) and for life itself. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Rita Johnson, and his best friend Colonel J. Matrix.

Mark is survived by his wife Patricia Ballenger, his brothers and their wives Gilbert & Susanne Johnson of Naples, Florida, Michael & Kay Johnson of Harker Heights, Texas, Jeffrey and Judy Johnson of Naples, Florida, his baby sister Kaaren O’Neil of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and by his sister-in-law Vickie Westbrook of Baytown, Texas. Surviving him also were his many nieces & nephews that he loved dearly including Kristin Johnson of Austin, Texas, Sarah Johnson from Leander, Texas, Faith Johnson-Moore & her husband Jeff Moore of Leander, Texas, Lauren Johnson-Jay & her husband Warwick Jay of Canberra, Australia, Thomas Johnson of Naples, Florida, Colin O’Neil (his godson) of Medford, Massachusetts, Matt O’Neil of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Karissa Brisbin of Baytown, Texas, Taylor Brisbin of Baytown, Texas, Karma, Trip, & Issabelle (his princess) Silvia of Baytown, Texas.

One of Mark’s favorite charities was the Salvation Army. He loved flowers but would be very appreciative of donation to the Salvation Army instead. And if you see a red kettle this season, please toss in some money & think of Mark. He never passed a red kettle without contributing & often went out of his way to find them.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:00am at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home located at 5727 Colleyville, Blvd Colleyville, Texas 76034

Interment will follow in the Garden of Columns at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

If you wish to send flowers in honor of Mr. Johnson please contact Lilium Floral Design at 817-589-1566 or

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Johnson family.


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Andrea Rader

27 octubre , 2021

I worked with Mark at American. He was one of those people you were always glad to see and always a pleasure to work with. Condolences to your family.

Haley Rigg

24 octubre , 2021

Mark was such a kind soul! I was one of his Starbucks baristas at the Colleyville location for 6+ years and Mr. Mark was always so pleasant and just an overall great person! We loved making his decaf grande nonfat no whip no foam mocha for him every morning! He will be greatly missed by the Colleyville team as well as the Euless location, which he frequented as well (I have since changed locations). His kindness will be missed! Praying for comfort for his loved ones.

Srinivas Reddy

21 octubre , 2021

I knew Mark only for about a week before his untimely abode to Heaven…
Some relationships however short it might be, feels like a life long relationship… and that was the experience I felt with Mark.
I had pleasure in taking care of him in his last few days and never expected that he would be leaving unexpectedly…
He’s one of my favorite patients that I’ll never forget …
My deepest condolences to his wife Patricia and other family members

Mary Corneilus

18 octubre , 2021

Mark , was a true Gentle-Man, with a Heart as big as Texas. It was my gift to call Him my Friend. I Sold Mark His first home back in the 80’s, and it was a joy to work for Him. When He married His Lovely Bride, Pat, I had the pleasure of helping them design and build their dream home. Mark always had a kind word and a easy smile. You will be missed by so many!!!!

Timothy Meyer

18 octubre , 2021

I was Mark's doctoral advisor and dissertation director. He was great to work with and became a good friend. We had sideline passes to watch Heisman Trophy Winner Earl Campbell play at U. of Houston. We also got together in Austin for some fun weekends. Mark, R.I.P.🙏

Sherri Makrigeorgis

18 octubre , 2021

I was so sad to hear of Mark's passing. He was such a wonderful man!

I had the pleasure of working in Benefits Compliance for Mark in the mid to late 90's. I am not exaggerating when I say, Mark was the best boss I've ever had!!

He was so kind and generous and let me get away with being my crazy self. Mark would be coming down the hall and see me standing on my desk talking to my co-worker and just shake his head and keep going! I have so many good memories of working for Mark.

My thoughts and prayers to Pat and the family. May Mark Rest In Peace.

Jim Stouffer

18 octubre , 2021

Mark and I were classmates at U of H.
His dry wit and wry musings about egotistical faculty and fellow students kept us laughing and grounded during those ridiculous three years. Thank you, Mark.

Brad Armstrong

18 octubre , 2021

I know we're all "Mentally Irregular" at the news of Mark's untimely passing. He was a dear friend for 40 years. There are so many Mark stories of his incredible sense of humor, intelligence, kindness, and steadfastness. His "Vigorous Greetings" always brought a smile. I know we'll all miss him.

James Krekow

17 octubre , 2021

Mark, I will miss the funny stories, the sage advise, & the great discussions we had during golf. Mark & I were traveling last year when we got stuck mid-trip due to weather; as Mark is feverishly pounding on his computer to determine what options were available to us (as a retired AA employee Mark had access to the AA system) I looked at Mark (with a straight face) and told him we should have had Pat plan our trip. Mark looked up at me a bit annoyed but when he saw me smiling we both busted up laughing and Mark replied, "True, Pat would have had a backup plan and a backup plan to the backup plan."

Mark was a true friend, he will be missed immensely.

Anne Dorso (Cunningham)

17 octubre , 2021

I am so sorry for your loss - or should I say our loss. Mark was a great guy. I really appreciate all the work that he did at Tarrant County College teaching continuing education for insurance adjusters and agents. He added a lot to the program and was the Ying to Bill's Yang. What a great duo they made. Mark will surely be missed.