The Orange Leader
Johnnie Louella Granger “Granny”, died at the age of 76 Thursday, March 21 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Claybar Funeral home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Chaplain John Ellis.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 18, 1936, Johnnie was the daughter of James Claude (JC) and Lora Marie Lagrone. Johnnie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved shopping, watching soap operas, and spending time with her family.
Johnnie lived in Port Arthur, Houston, and Round Rock before making Hutto, Texas her final home. She worked as a public servant for most of her life making many friends and being loved by all. Despite Johnnie's declining health over the last four years, her funny character and strong will endured to the end.
Johnnie is survived by her sister, Reva Derk and husband Dan, her brother Jim Lagrone and wife Paso, her sons James and Delbert, her grandchildren Davie, Kristina, Jeffery, Jonathan, Olivia and husband AJ, and Daniel, her great grandchildren Joseph and Kayla. Also surviving are nieces Brenda, Carolyn, Sheila and Ann and nephews Robert, Steven, Gary, William, Rodney and Wayne and a host of great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents James Claude and Lora Lagrone, brother Jerry Lagrone, sister Faye McGee, daughter Tina Bowen, daughter-in-laws Renee and Michelle Bowen and brother-in-law Larry McGee.