Grace Odell Johnson
November 18, 1935 – August 10, 2019
Grace Odell "Mammaw" Johnson returned to Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 in Jefferson, Texas at the age of 83. She was born November 18th, 1935 in Minden, Louisiana of parents Walter Matthew Smith and Emma Delilah Hatten Smith. Grace married Donald Jacob Johnson on June 12th, 1953.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, 8 siblings, 1 son Alan Wayne Johnson, 1 daughter Terri Sue Johnson, 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
She is survived by her son, Clay Johnson and wife, Jackie; son Randall Johnson and his wife, Anita; son Johnny Johnson and his wife, Cathy. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and others.
Grace lived in many cities throughout her life including Shreveport, New Orleans, Haughton, and Mooringsport, Louisiana, as well as Long Branch, Texas and Ingleside, California.
She loved God first and foremost, and enjoyed her life as a Homemaker where her cooking skills are known to be second to none. She was also a wonderful host, an avid gardener, and loved collecting what-nots.
Family, friends and others whose lives Grace touched are invited to visitation on Wednesday, August 14th, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The funeral service will be on Thursday, August 15th at 10 am. Both will be held at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana.
- Clay Johnson and wife Jackie, Son
- Randall Johnson and wife Anita, Son
- Johnny Johnson and wife Cathy, Son
- - 15, grandchildren
- - 24, great grandchildren
- - 2, great great grandchildren
- She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Jacob Johnson; parents, Walter Matthew Smith and Emma Delilah Hatten Smith; 8 siblings, 1 son, Alan Wayne Johnson; 1 daughter, Terri Sue Johnson; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
- Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
- Celebration of Life Thursday, August 15, 2019
Grace Odell Johnson
August 16, 2019
Although, I did not know Mrs. Johnson, I do know her Marshall family and "apples don't fall far from the tree" so she must have been a fine, godly lady and loving parent, mother-in-law and grandparent.
May peace surround her family at this tough time.
August 15, 2019
I will always remember Aunt Odell for her soft voice and her natural beauty. She was a sweet lady. Clay, Randy, and Johnnie, so sorry for your lose. I know you miss her a lot but you will never forget her (and neither will I). Wish I could have been there for y’all! Praying for y’all!