Denise Ann Johnson

October 1, 1968February 16, 2018
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Denise Drawe Johnson, 49, lost her three-year battle with cancer on Friday, February 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 1, 1968 to Everett and Frances Kana Drawe in Houston, Texas. Denise was the Assistant Director at St. Paul’s Early Childhood Ministry in Houston. She almost single handedly got the ECM up and running at their new location in 2017. Family was very important to her and she would support them in any endeavor they started. She had a knack for planning and decorating events for all occasions. She planned birthday parties, showers and wedding for friends and family.

When our Sissy was diagnosed with cancer she did not bemoan her situation. She did what was normal for her. She made the decisions that were hers to make to fight it to the end. Anyone who did not know she had cancer would never have guessed it. That is how Sissy was in life. She was unafraid to take on anything and see it to completion.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents: Jim and Annie Kana, Conrad and Agnes Drawe, her uncles, Jim “Unkie” Kana and Clinton Drawe, aunt Lorraine Drawe and nephew Dylan McGee. She is survived by her parents: Everett and Frances Kana Drawe, sisters Debbie (Doug) McGee and Donna (Cliff) Riggs, special cousin, Jodi (Steven) Langley, nieces Jessica Riggs and Darci McGee, nephews Justin Riggs and Dusty McGee. She is also survived by great nephew David Bragg and “honorary” nephew Kyle Langley, aunts Mary Kana and Margaret Guettler and cousins Michael, Gary, Dennis and Patricia. She will also be greatly missed by her faithful companion and adopted dog, Speedy (Pup Pup).

Denise was loved by so many and will truly be missed by all. She touched our lives in many ways and her spirit will live on through us.

The family would like to thank Dr. Anita Sabichi and the staff at Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Medical Center for their loving care of Denise over these last three years. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 24th with visitation at 4:00 PM and the memorial service at 5:00 PM at Earthman Funeral Home, 12555 W. Kirkwood, Stafford, Texas.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Nubia Loya

February 24, 2018

I am happy that i got to meet this great lady !She always had a smile ,you will always be remembered.

Becca Grassl-Petersen

February 24, 2018

My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Only knowing Denise as a teen and a visit with her and Donna in 2000, she seemed to had grow into a wonderful woman. Peace be with you

Michael Guettler

February 24, 2018

Being so Lucky to have meet Denise on only a few occasion she will always be remembered. Thinking of the pretty pink tiara and how proud she was of it. Her bright smile will be thought of forever.
Love, Michael and Kimberly Guettler

Brian Sasser

February 22, 2018

The Sassers send our love and condolences to all of you. We'll miss Denise's glowing smile, infectious laugh, and her love for her family and our boys at St. Paul's. We hope you find comfort in all the great memories you have with her. May Denise rest in peace.

Cliff Riggs

February 20, 2018

You will always be in my heart
Forever, You are my little sister...
I Love You Sissy
P.S. You are my D....
I am your A..h... inside joke

Daniel Doetterl

February 20, 2018

I can't say that I knew her well, but the times I saw her she was smiling. I am sadden by her passing, but will rejoice knowing she is in heaven with the loved ones she has lost before. Now she is healed from all diseases and is now with our Lord. Prayers going out to comfort her family .

Angie (Tuffy) Ringnald

February 19, 2018

I am very grateful for the good times I was fortunate to have with Denise at Bayland park growing up. She was a ray of sunshine and an awesome softball team player. My heart goes out to all family and friends.

Lynne Ruth

February 19, 2018

I was truly fond of Denise and had every confidence that she would defeat this terrible disease. It just isn't real that she is gone. Well, she is well now and no longer has to struggle.

Alfredia Wilbert

February 18, 2018

Times like these are always hard but remembering how awesome Denise was and the joy you gave each other!
My family and I are so sorry for your loss and will always keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!