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6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX


Sharon Sue Johnson

March 24, 1955February 26, 2020
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Sharon Sue Johnson, 64, of Amarillo passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at Comanche Trail Church of Christ; 2700 E. 34th in Amarillo with Loren Harper presiding.

Sharon was born in Oklahoma City, OK on March 24, 1955 to Ida Marie and Johnny Upshaw. She moved to Amarillo with her family several years later. She graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1973. She worked at Levi Strauss for 16 years while raising her 3 children. After the plant closing, she went to school and become a medical assistant in 2003 then began working at Planned Parenthood which was later called Haven Health Clinic. She married her husband Patrick in 2007 and retired in 2018. Sharon enjoyed spending time with her husband, her family, her kids and grandkids and traveling with her very dear friend Robin.

She is survived by her husband Patrick Johnson of Amarillo, TX, step son Jeremy Johnson of Austin, TX, Daughters Beverly and husband Jerome Ward of Terrell, TX, Christin and husband Carl Evans of Amarillo, TX, step daughters Jennifer Slaughter and Abigail Johnson; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, son Jeremiah Lamar Farris, Sisters Betty McLemore and Judy Smith, and niece Missy Young


  • Jeffery Harris , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Janeel Smith , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joshua McCauley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tre'Stin Williams , Honorary Pallbearer


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 3, 2020


Sharon Sue Johnson

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Sherilyn Immel

March 3, 2020

Sharon you were such a beautiful person inside and out. You always had the most continuous smile on your face. This world won’t be the same without you. Tell Jeremiah I said hello!!

If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

Nancy Rico

March 3, 2020

I remember working with Sharon at Levi Strauss she was such a lovely lady RIP prayers for Sharon family & friends

Christin Evans

March 3, 2020

My mother... there are not enough words to describe the woman she was. She was a beautiful and kind and loving soul with an amazing heart. My mom loved her family and was extremely close to all of us. I have so many memories of my mother and I am completely heart broken by everything she will miss and everything we are forced to do without her. I love you mom so so much! Hug my brother for me.

Beverly ward

March 3, 2020

Mommy I can't believe you are gone you were and always will be the best mom a girl could ask for you were so much fun I remember you Christin and me all going to Polk street cruising listening to matallica one loud as it would go fly high my beautiful sweet mamma tell everyone I love and miss them and watch over us I know you will love you mamma

Tre’Stin Williams

March 2, 2020

She was the greatest, sweetest human alive! The best grandma(NANA) a grandson could ask for! She was at majority of my sport events, birthday parties and events!! We had the best movie nights, and she loved watering her garden on a daily and making sure her flowers were healthy and blooming no matter what!! I love you so much NANA!! Words can’t explain the hurt I feel right now! I miss you so much!!!😭😭😭 and she loved my babygirl so much, my baby loves and misses you as well nana! You’re the greatest, tell uncle frog and maw maw I love them! Y’all save me a seat😭

karissa williams

March 1, 2020

the best grandma i could ever ask for. your sweet jokes & your contagious laughs. i’ll always cherish our memories and the time we had together. i wish you could be here with me forever but god called you home early❤️. you’ll always be in my heart forever and i’ll make you proud and i mean that with everything in me. i love you nana. watch over me😞

Cynthia Bruce forbes

February 28, 2020

Growing up together was like having a very large family. You will always be in my heart. God bless you and your family. You will be missed. cindy

Tom Bruce

February 28, 2020

Grew up together and always be close ,raised as family and will always be! I pray for the family and loss that they fell .Rev.Tom Bruce