Dateline: September 7, 2006
Venita Oakley Johnson, 89, died September 2, 2006, in
Services were at 2:00
p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2006, in the First Baptist Church in
Clarendon with Rev. Lance Wood, Pastor, Rev. Bill Hodges, Pastor of the
Clarendon Church of the Nazarene, and Rev. Qunifred Oakley, family member,
officiating. Burial was in Citizens Cemetery. Services were under the
direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Mrs. Johnson was born
February 26, 1917, in Hedley, Texas, to Charlie C. and Lela Johnson
Oakley, and had been a resident of Donley County most of her life, She
married Curtis Alvy “Penny” Johnson on October 7, 1934 at Clarendon.
She had worked at Parker-Perkins Variety Store, as the activities director
at Medical Center Nursing Home, and at Barbara’s Fabric Shop all in
Clarendon prior to her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist
Church where she was known as “Mrs. Baptist” because of her
involvement in church activities. She served as the Junior Dept.
Superintendent for 31 years, had taught the Adult Sunday School Class, was
the Sunbeams leader, served as the prayer chairman of the WMU, served as
director of the Lottie Moon Christmas offering project, and taught in
Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Mrs. Johnson is
preceded in death by her parents; her husband on March 31, 1975; a son,
Owen Johnson; two sisters, Agnes Oakley and Onnie Oakley Collins; and a
brother, Arthur Oakley.
Survivors include two
daughters, Beth Johnston and husband Ernie of Clarendon, Charlene Mays and
husband Lloyd of Clarendon; one son, Mike Johnson and wife Cliftie of
Clarendon; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one great great
Casket bearers were
her grandsons and great grandsons.
The family requests
that memorials be to the First Baptist Church in Clarendon or a favorite
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