Jonnie Johnson Gilley
March 12, 1935 – November 23, 2019
Jonnie Johnson Gilley, 84 was born March 12, 1935 in Waxahachie, Texas to mother Willie Bob Hollis and father Paul Hartwell Johnson. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family November 23, 2019.
Jonnie was preceded in death by her loving and faithful husband of 55 years, Bennie Franklin Gilley, sister; Betty Summers Babb of Colleyville, Texas.
Jonnie is survived by her son, Michael Gilley of Dallas,Texas and daughter, Donna Webb of Heath,Texas. Also survived by two sisters, Paula Parfait of Lewisville,Texas and Bobbie McRae of Plano, Texas.
She was Mammaw to three grandchildren, Jacob Gilley of Murphy,Texas, Joshua Gilley of Dallas,Texas, and Stacy Moore of Garland,Texas. Four great grandchildren, Ella Gilley, Emma Gilley, Eva Gilley and Ryan Moore.
Jonnie is a former employee of Joske's Department stores where she worked as a buyer and bowled on the store's bowling team. After retiring from Joske's she worked for AT&T as an account manager until retirement.
Jonnie never learned to drive a car but that didn't prevent her from traveling the country in her job as an account manager for AT&T. She would shuttle to the airport, catch a plane and taxi around whatever city her job took her to.
She loved playing the slot machines and was always up for a road trip to the casino.
Jonnie will be missed by everyone that knew and loved her.
- Jacob Gilley, Honorary Pallbearer
- Joshua Gilley, Honorary Pallbearer
- Ryan Moore, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rodney Moore, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, November 26, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Jonnie Johnson Gilley
November 26, 2019
DEAR GILLEY FAMILY, I JUST LEARNED OF JOHNNY RAY'S PASSING. I HAVE LOTS OF HAPPY MEMORIES WITH YOUR MOM, GRANNY, AUNT PAULA, BET, AND BOBBIE. THAT WAS BACK IN THE 60 & 70'S WHILE YOU GUYS WERE JUST KIDS. PAULA WAS MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, AND THE NEXT THING I KNEW WE WERE ALL ONE FAMILY. YOU GUYS WERE OUR FAMILY. WE COULDN'T ASK FOR BETTER. WE MOVED BACK TO ARKANSAS, AND LOST CONTACT OVER THE YEARS.
WE LOVED YOU ALL,
KELLY TINA AND DELANO DENTON