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Bama Maurice "Reecie" Johnson Golden
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1922
Death: Feb. 1, 2009

Bama Maurice "Reecie" Johnson Golden passed away Feb. 1, 2009, in Groesbeck. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the First Baptist Church of Hewitt with the Rev. Roy Marshall officiating. Burial will be at the Stanford Chapel Cemetery on Chapel Road in Hewitt. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clifton Funeral Home in Clifton.

Bama was born in Burkett, Texas, to the late George Reese Johnson and Esther Maurine Watson Johnson. She attended school at Liveoak School in Webbville, Texas, in Coleman County, Burkett Elementary in Coleman County, Garnersville in Bosque County and ended her senior year at Clifton High School. While growing up, she could be seen playing the guitar, harmonica, or piano in her dad's country band. She also loved playing basketball for Burkett and Clifton High Schools. She and her husband bought a ranch near Cranfills Gap, where they resided for several years. They later sold it and bought an appliance store in Clifton where "Reecie" worked. She worked for several different businesses in Clifton and for the Gatesville State School for Boys. She then worked for H.O.T.C.O.G., starting the first pilot programs for distribution of food for needy families in Bosque County. She set up the programs in Morgan, Kopperl, Walnut Springs, Valley Mills and Clifton. She managed to get a bus and driver, which ran out of Clifton, and picked up people who could not get into town for groceries. In 1976, she returned to T.D.C. where she continued to work until her retirement in 1987. Bama was very well liked and loved by all wherever she worked.

She moved to Waco, and later to Hewitt. She joined the First Baptist Church of Hewitt and thoroughly enjoyed her Sunday school and church life. She often took extended trips with the "LLL" to Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and toured several states all over the United States. She loved her Lord, family and friends. Bama was always there for her children whenever she was needed; to work for them or help in any way possible. She was a very giving person and everyone loved her. She thoroughly enjoyed living out her last years at Windsor Healthcare Residence in Groesbeck. Our thanks go to all the staff and residents there who made her life so enjoyable. She was also very proud of the fact that her great-great-grandfather, the Rev. Benjamin Watson, started the First Baptist Church in Hunt County. It was started under an oak tree.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Howard West "Sonny" Golden; and son-in-law, Donald Bearden.

Bama is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Sue Bearden, of Lorena; son, Bobby George Golden and his wife, Karon, of Groesbeck; granddaughter, Sherri Ladon Hutcheon and her husband, Jeff, of Castle Rock, Colo.; great-granddaughter, Lindsey LaDon Hutcheon; sister, Anita Jo Robards and husband, Jim, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; nephews, Cliff and Scott Greenbauer; two great-nephews; and three great-nieces.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 2/2/2009 - 2/3/2009...TA3
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  Howard West "Sonny" Golden (1916 - 2005)
Stanford Chapel Cemetery
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
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Bama Maurice Reecie <i>Johnson</i> Golden
Added by: Sue Bearden
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It's been a year ago today, Mother, since you left us and went to Heaven. I miss you so much but know you are enjoying your new home and seeing all your family.
- Sue Bearden
 Added: Feb. 1, 2010

- Rest in heavenly peace ~*Ladypepper*~
 Added: Feb. 3, 2009

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