Shirley Johns

July 1, 1943December 27, 2012
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Shirley Johns, 69, of Beaumont passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Village Creek Nursing Home in Lumberton.

Shirley was born July 1, 1943 in Beaumont, Texas to Joseph and Maxine Abate. She enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and loved the outdoors.

Shirley is preceded in death by her loving husband, Gary Wayne Johns and one sister, Gloria Miller.

She is survived by a son, Jack Parham and wife Mari; brother, Joseph “Bubba” Abate Jr.; sister, Linda German and a grandson, Evaristo Castillo.

Funeral Services for Shirley Johns will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

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paige polk

May 8, 2013

Oh Shirley how I missed you I never got the chance to tell you bye...I wish I could have talked to you one last time. I have so many great memories with you and Gary Wayne forever in my heart til we meet again.

Amanda Parrish Loller

January 24, 2013

I worked at the nursing home as a housekeeper/laundry woman and I LOVED me some Ms. Shirley. I always had a connection with her from the get go. She used to tell me some wild stories from her past, that would just have me giggling. I miss her so, thankfully I had stopped by work the night before she passed and went in and checked on her. I knew then it would be the last time, but I told her she better be right there when I came back to work that Friday. She always was, when I would tell her this, but not this time....................

Glenda Scott

January 2, 2013

Jack I am so sorry for your loss. I will always have special memories of your Mother and Father.

December 31, 2012

To my dearest Friend , I cherished and love you , I will NEVER forget you , You will always be my friend , The Lord has a beautiful Angel Shirley I`ll see you on the other side Your Friend & Step Child Carman Gray

Natalie Kalanta

December 31, 2012

Shirley was a wonderful person and friend. We all love you. Going to miss you.

Angela Tippett-Cole

December 29, 2012

Jack so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I have so many fond memories of the times spent with her and Uncle Gary. Loved spending time with the both of them. Prayers and Love Angela Tippett Cole and family

Carl Wayne& Sarah Reynolds Family

December 29, 2012

Omg! I heart felt a pain of sorrow, Shirley and I was co-workes@ Szafir's Office Supply,Triangle Loan and it our friendship didn't stop there.To Jack,the love of mom' life May GOD be with you and your family. AMEN!

Judy Arnold

December 28, 2012

Jack & Mari, Your Mom was a sweet and funny Lady. We first met some 40 yrs ago when she work downtown at Fernon. I remember when Gary passed away and hearing about her Jack. We met up again years later when one day my neighbor and friend Gordon entroduced me to his fishing buddy and there she was again after all these years. Shirley had two wonderful men in her life and a loving son and daughter-in-law. Thinking of you.
Judy Arnold

Jerry and Sandy Atkins

December 28, 2012

Jack and Mari, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. I know how you will miss her. Just know that you have a guardian Angel watching over you. RIP Shirley.

Bobby German

December 28, 2012

Shirley was an angel on earth and now the Lord's army of angels has grown infinitely stronger now that Shirley has joined them. I will always miss you but i will not be sad because i know you wouldn't want that. I will always remember what a wonderful and giving person she was. I will always know that I was blessed to have had an Aunt like Shirley. I will work to carry on Shirley's legacy of caring for people and for animals.