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In Memory of

Lillie Mae Johnson

September 27, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Obituary


Lillie Mae Johnson died peacefully on June 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 87. She was born on September 27, 1929 in Flatonia, Texas to George A. and Vlasta M. (Kocian) Doehring.
Lillie is survived by her sister, Anna Bell Knebel; her son, David Johnson, and his wife, Leticia, and her daughter, Diann Flowers, and her husband, Mark. She was known as "Mema" to her seven grandchildren, Sherry (and husband, Ed Martinez), Crystal (and husband, Carlos Quintero), Cristen Johnson, Tyson Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Aimee Johnson, and Andrea Johnson, and to her twelve...

Lillie Mae Johnson died peacefully on June 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 87. She was born on September 27, 1929 in Flatonia, Texas to George A. and Vlasta M. (Kocian) Doehring.
Lillie is survived by her sister, Anna Bell Knebel; her son, David Johnson, and his wife, Leticia, and her daughter, Diann Flowers, and her husband, Mark. She was known as "Mema" to her seven grandchildren, Sherry (and husband, Ed Martinez), Crystal (and husband, Carlos Quintero), Cristen Johnson, Tyson Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Aimee Johnson, and Andrea Johnson, and to her twelve great grandchildren, Casandra, Sebastian, Anthony, Kamron, Amber, Caitlyn, Kaylynn, Joseph, Kyndyll, Matthew, Jocelyn, and Luke. Lillie is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, George A. and Vlasta M. (Kocian) Doehring, her husband, Roger W. Johnson, and brothers, Billy J. Doehring, Wilbur L. Doehring, and Victor T Doehring.
Lillie's love for life, her family, her faith, and her friends were her highest priorities. Among her many enjoyments were sewing, gardening, cooking, listening to music, reading, traveling, playing games, watching television, and visiting with her many friends and family members. She graduated from Flatonia High School in May 1947, and worked for Flatonia State Bank from February 1947 through December 1953. On February 6, 1949, she married Roger William Johnson in Flatonia, Texas. In early 1954, Lillie and Roger moved from Flatonia, Texas to Houston, Texas. During the next seven years, the couple welcomed two children into their home. Her children remember her as a kind, gentle, patient mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals. From June 1956 through July 1959, Lillie worked at Montrose National Bank and from August 1959 to December 1960 at Medical Center Bank. In 1975, she began working at the Gulf Coast Geological Library until her retirement in 1982.
Lillie was an active and dedicated member of the Westbury United Methodist Church, the Westbury Prime Timers, and the AARP Chapter #1056.
Lillie was a loving, caring, and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a loyal friend to all of those who knew her. She will be greatly missed and forever loved by her family. She was considered a role model by many, especially her children and grandchildren.
A funeral is scheduled at Flatonia Methodist Church Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 12:00 pm, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, and with a reception to follow at Newman Hall. Reverend Jeff Muhl will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lillie's life.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. William A. Lent, Dr. Jonathan G. Lee, Dr. Luis Pulido, Dr. Amee Amin, Dr. Caroline Ha, and the nursing staff on the 7th floor Dunn Tower of Houston Methodist Hospital Medical Center, the nursing staff on the 2nd, 4th and 8th floors Cullen Pavilion of Memorial Hermann Hospital Medical Center, the nursing staff at Houston Hospice, the nursing staff and physical therapists at Bayou Manor, and the physical therapists at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation for their loving care of Lillie.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Boys and Girls Country at 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley, Texas 77447 or http://www,boysandgirlscountry.org, to Westbury United Methodist Church at 5200 Willowbend Blvd., Houston, Texas 77096 or http://www.westburyumc.org, to Flatonia United Methodist Church at 403 E. North Main,Flatonia,Texas78941ortoacharityofyourchoice. Wordsofcomfortmaybesharedwiththefamilyat http://www.earthmanbellaire,com.