Dorothy Louise Allen

December 16, 1929May 6, 2018

Dorothy Louise Allen, age 88, formerly 45+ years in Denison, TX passed away on Sunday May 6, 2018. Dorothy was born Monday December 16, 1929 in Shallowater, TX to Flora (Knox) Gordon and John Robert Gordon.

Dorothy was Pentecostal by faith and loved going to church and her extended church family, but especially loved the gospel music. Dorothy loved nature, loved all animals and wanted to be outside every chance she could working in her yard or in her beautiful flower beds. She would always connect with nature by being barefooted outside. She loved dolls and collected angels. She had a kind, gentle spirit and was generous and always helping someone in whatever way she could. Dorothy was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend, but always held her children and grandchildren at the top. She called her daughter Judy Bailey every morning for years to get her day started with Dr. Pepper in hand most anytime you saw her. Dorothy loved children and couldn't wait to go to the grocery store just to hug all of the children's necks that she could.

Dorothy is survived by; son David H. Johnson & wife Gail of Forney, TX; son Jim Johnson & wife Cynthia of Mesquite, TX; son Ralph Johnson & wife Tamara of Kemp, TX; daughter Ellen L. Welch & husband John of Terrell, TX; daughter Judy (Johnson) Bailey & husband Jay of Scroggins, TX; and daughter Brenda Matlock & husband Bob of Ada, OK. She leaves behind a legacy of Twenty Six grandchildren; Sixty Six great-grandchildren; Numerous Nieces & Nephews and many beloved Denison friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by; son Johnny Nolen Johnson and her parents.

A family visitation for Dorothy will be held Friday May 11, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel, Denison, TX with the funeral service to start at 12:30 PM with Brother Raymond England, Pastor, Trinity Lighthouse Church of Denison to officiate. A burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Sherman, TX. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons; Larry Johnson, Jimmy Gothard, Ricky Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Jason Johnson and Christopher Thompson.

Fond memories may be shared at for the Allen family, or expressions of sympathy from Judy's Flower Shop at 903-465-2036.


  • John Robert Gordon, Father
  • Flora Gordon, Mother
  • Johnny Nolen Johnson, Son
  • David H. Johnson & wife Gail of Forney, TX, Son
  • Ellen L. Welch & husband John of Terrell, TX, Daughter
  • Judy (Johnson) Bailey & husband Jay of Scroggins, TX, Daughter
  • Brenda Matlock & husband Bob of Ada, OK, Daughter
  • Jim Johnson & wife Cynthia of Mesquite, TX, Son
  • Ralph Johnson & wife Tamara of Kemp, TX, Son
  • Twenty Six, Grandchildren
  • Sixty Six, Great-Grandchildren
  • Many Numerous, Nieces & Nephews
  • many beloved Denison, Friends

  • Larry Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Gothard, Pallbearer
  • Ricky Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Jesse Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Jason Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Thompson, Pallbearer
  • Sterling Armstrong, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Keith Jones, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jayson Johnson, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Family Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Burial Friday, May 11, 2018

Dorothy Louise Allen

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Sonya Johnson

May 11, 2018

Dear Grandmother,
I'm curious was it just you or all grandmothers have a soft voice an gentLe touch?
No I don't think so you was always the best, nothing could compare to you!
I will always remember our walks, paper dolls, and and mud pies, that rooster and when u kissed my hand after your old washing machine smashed my fingers all those things that brought tears but mostly giggles and laughs.
O how you spoiled me, pancakes for breakfast and just about anything else I asked. I also remember when the summer we spent would come to a end , you always stood at the door waving us goodbye. Doing our best to try not to cry.
I wonder if you knew that once I got home how mom would start to unpack she would always say how my clothes smelled just like you. It made me sad.
Those were the moments she would favor you the most. I wish I could be that little girl just once agan.
The summers just getting started i would come for a visit instead , but here I am a grown women not much has changed I think about 701 w Hanna and all the times I fell asleep rt there by your side so peaceful and content.
I have countless memories more good than bad, you gave me so much love and showed me about respect, but never told me how i would feel when it was time to let go . So please forgive me and I hope you understand , if I refuse to say bye I don't think I could do it I dont even care to try.
...gvreally gard timw

Bobbie Hearron

May 10, 2018

My Grandma will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for the love and time you always gave me. From the walks to the store to the nights staying the night and wearing your gowns, I will never forget! I love you 💕 See you in Heaven but until then I will see you through memories which were some of the best days of my life.

Kathy Matlock

May 8, 2018

I love you grandmother!!!! I miss you until I’m in heaven with you !!! I’ll never forget all our secrets we shared and your love you gave to me !!! Ty for giving me life and always being motherly. I’ll think of you everyday. Love you so very very much.