OBITUARY

Selma Ann Johnson

April 20, 1933March 31, 2021
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Selma Ann Johnson of Pearland, Texas and formerly of Sagemont, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Selma was born in Clinton, Kentucky on April 20, 1933 to E.C. and Marion Whayne. She was a graduate of Central High School and earned a business degree from Murray State University in 1955. The same year she married Bill E. Johnson, who preceded her in death in 2000. They lived in Ft. Worth, Texas for eight years before moving to Houston in 1963 where they raised four boys.

Selma worked in the steel industry at Ameritech Inc. for several years. She was a volunteer with American Red Cross and an active member of Tri County Republican Women, serving as historian, chaplain, and president from 2000-2005. Selma excelled as president with her quiet, yet strong leadership skills. She was a longtime member and Deacon of the Kirkwood South Christian Church. Selma was also known by her many friends for her passion for quilting and as a bird enthusiast. She loved being with family, friends, and neighbors.

Selma is survived by her sons, Paul (Vicki) Johnson, Houston, TX; Doug (Tracey) Johnson, Colorado Springs, CO; Greg (Carrie) Johnson, Henderson, NV; Jim Johnson, Pearland, TX and one brother, Bob Whayne, Clinton, KY. Survivors also included nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, April 9 at 10:00AM at Forest Park East Funeral Home located at 21620 Gulf Freeway Webster, Texas 77598. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Connor Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Collin Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Matt Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Grace Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Benny Outland, Pallbearer
  • Gawain Guy, Pallbearer

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, April 9, 2021

Memories

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Gordon Roberts

April 6, 2021

My first memory of Selma was some 80-plus years ago when we two infants shared a fishing pole together. We grew up together, partied together, double-dated together, and went to school together clear up through Murray State. So many nice memories—-such as the time her dad, E C had to crank up his tractor to pull me and her date out from being stuck in the mud road leading to her house. In later years she and Bill visited me in my Arkansas fish camp and I visited her in Houston. Still today, I think of Bill whenever I use my Shopsmith, that used to be his. Selma was only my “second” cousin, but she was more like a sister to me—-and in fact Bill was also my cousin—through a marriage. I’ve never known a nicer lady, in every respect, than Selma and I will always miss her.

Ross Johnson

April 6, 2021

LOVE YOU MEME!

Doug & Tracey Johnson

April 6, 2021

We all hold onto the thoughts and memories of our Mom with smiles on our faces. Meme was, and always will be, our special mother who shared a smile and kind thought throughout her life. We will miss you Mom,
Love You!

Connie Cheney Simecek

April 5, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to each of Selma’s family and friends. I remember meeting her once and enjoyed our visit so much. I admired her for wanting to teach her granddaughter, McKenna, to sew. McKenna would come home all excited to tell me of their time together. She and Bill raised an amazing family of four boys. I’ve only met Jim and he holds a very special place in my heart. Knowing Jim, I know they must all be remarkable sons. ☦️🌹🥰

Tayray Jasmine

April 5, 2021

Jim and Doug... I feel honored to have been blessed with the precious opportunity to care for your mom, Ms Selma, since 2017 at Proverbial Care. I called her Mama Selma because we had such a genuine connection as if we’d known each other for years. Her smile, sweet taps on the hand, kind stories, encouraging and helpful guidance, warm hugs, willing heart, jovial spirit, and bird lessons will be forever cherished. I am grateful to have been trusted with the care of such an angel. May God comfort you in this time of bereavement.

Elizabeth K. Romere

April 4, 2021

So very sorry to get the news of Selma’s passing as she was always such a kind and caring person who loved her family and was a wonderful neighbor for more than 30 years! Her boys and our boys grew up together on Sagecrest Lane where there was always some kind of “ball game” going on either in someone’s front yard or the street. I know she will be sorely missed by her family and I pray with God’s help they will find comfort through the grieving process and look forward to reconnecting with her as we all eventually will join her when each of us eventually goes on to meet our Heavenly Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Johnson family in this sad time of their life.

Barbara Jacobson

April 4, 2021

I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to Paul, Greg, Doug, and Jim for the loss of their mother, Selma Johnson. Selma was the number one fan of her boys. I pray that the Lord will wrap His loving arms around each one and grant strength, comfort, and peace to them and their families in this difficult time. Selma will be missed by her family and a host of friends.

Kathleen Robbins

April 4, 2021

One of my favorite memories with Selma was having an Easter feast on her driveway with our families.

Candi Simecek Goodwin

April 3, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayer to all of the Johnson family. Selma touched the world with her beautiful smile and personality. She will be missed.
Candi💕

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