The Orange Leader
Joyce A. Johnson, 85, of Orange, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be 2 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church Mauriceville. Officiating will be Pastor Kevin Brown with a eulogy by her grandson, Kevin Johnson. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons; Chad Bryant, Kevin Johnson, Rodney Brown, Bobby Cherry, Darin Cherry and Kory Johnson.
Visitation will be from 5 pm to 8 pm, Friday at the Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Beaumont Texas in 1927, Joyce was the daughter of Betty and John Wilburn Gallier. On December 25, 1945 Joyce married the love of her life, Pete Johnson and moved to Mauriceville where they resided for 60 years. Joyce was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. She retired from Missouri Pacific Rail Road.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Johnson and an infant daughter, Patricia Dee Johnson, Sr.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Dee Bryant Jr., and husband, Rodney; Bud Johnson, Pride Johnson and wife, Kirsten; Pamela Merren and husband Bobby; eleven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Mauriceville; 11540 Texas 12, Orange, Texas 77632, (409) 745-3013.