OBITUARY

Mrs. Darene Johnson

October 5, 1928October 8, 2019
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DARENE EDNA JOHNSON

Darene was born on October 5, 1928 in Gorman, Texas to parents Stonewall Fitzhugh Stewart and Nesa Susan Wright and entered into eternal rest on October 8, 2019 at the age of 91. She started picking cotton at age five, sang with her sister at their father's Pentecostal church, married Walter Henry Johnson on February 23, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas and was a waitress for most of her childrens' lives. She worked at American General Insurance where she was so beloved all of its departments would get her a birthday cake and she worked at Convair after World War II. Darene lived with her sister Eva for nearly 25 years and they did everything together. She loved chocolate, would eat desserts before dinner and baked chocolate pies. Darene was a big sports fan and played baseball on a womens league. She followed football, baseball and golf with two TVs in the living room and a table between them with a jigsaw puzzle. She was quick witted and played 42 with dominoes where she would say "I'm gonna get you" if she was winning or "I can't do a darn thing" if she was losing. Darene also loved going to the casino, and Phil Mickelson. She had a stroke at age 72 which slowed her down.

Darene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Walter Henry Johnson in 1977; her son Michael Stewart Johnson; her brothers Clemo Stewart, Elvin Stewart and Billy Jean Stewart; her sisters Allen Gibson and Eva Rooker; and her grandson Vincent Johnson.

She is survived by her son Walter Henry Johnson, Jr. and wife Cindy of Grand Prairie, Texas; daughter Elizabeth Darene Lewis and husband Ed of Euless, Texas; son Tracy Evan Johnson and family of Fresno, California; granddaughter Shelley Odem of Mississippi; grandson Michael Johnson of Mississippi; granddaughter Monica Pletcher and husband Tanner of Shallow Water, Texas; grandson Jeremy Johnson of Dallas, Texas; grandson Cody Lewis and wife Georganna of Fort Worth, Texas; grandson Daniel Lewis of Euless, Texas; granddaughter Nina Johnson of Arkansas; numerous beloved great grandchildren, extended family and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Stonewall Fitzhugh Stewart and Nesa Susan (Wright) Stewart, Parents (deceased)
  • Walter Henry Johnson, Husband (deceased)
  • Michael Stewart Johnson, Son (deceased)
  • Clemo Stewart, Elvin Stewart and Billy Jean Stewart, Brothers (deceased)
  • Allen Gibson and Eva Rooker, Sisters (deceased)
  • Vincent Johnson, Grandson (deceased)
  • Walter Henry Johnson, Jr. and Cindy, Son and Wife
  • Elizabeth Darene Lewis and Ed, Daughter and Husband
  • Tracy Evan Johnson and Family, Son
  • Shelley Odem, Granddaughter
  • Michael Johnson, Grandson
  • Monica Plletcher and Tanner, Granddaughter and Husband
  • Jeremy Johnson, Grandson
  • Cody Lewis and Georganna, Grandson and Wife
  • Daniel Lewis, Grandson
  • Nina Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Darene also leaves numerous beloved great-grandchildren, other loving family members, extended family and many more friends to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

Memories

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Michelle ("Shellie") Johnson Oden

October 14, 2019

Grannie J., We are so sad to lose you. You always welcomed us into your home; I cannot recall a single time you didn't appear happy to see us, no matter how long between visits. You offered the kids sweets and plenty of hugs each time we walked through your door. I promise, your example of a strong Texas woman lives on in your great granddaughter. Every time the kids hear me yelling at the TV during a Cowboys game, they joke that I'm "just like Grannie J" and ask if I need a second TV set. You will never be forgotten and you will forever be loved. ♥️

Monica Johnson Pletcher

October 10, 2019

Granny J, I always looked forward to seeing you every other weekend when I came to see my Dad. I will always remember how we didn't really talk on Sundays because sports were on, your tree always had so much tinsel and you always were excited to see me when I came to see you. It is hard to lose a Grandmother, because grandmothers are a special breed. But your memories I will keep forever. Just for you, I will start watching and caring about the Cowboys. I love you.

Jennifer Ford

October 10, 2019

Ms.Johnson was a wonderful lady she was always excited to see me an my children. As a child myself I remember going with her an Aunt Beth to the mall she would always get me a warm chocolate chip cookie after we had shopped for a while. As an adult I loved sharing her with my mother in law Doris they always had wonderful conversations. Ms.Johnson will truly be missed by our family we offer our deepest an sincere prayers an sympathies to all of the family an loved ones.

Ed Lewis

October 10, 2019

Lost my arguing buddy, best Mother in law ever. I will miss her always. Enjoy those wings mom. Get to Flying and don't argue with me about it.

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