Dorothy Jean <I>Williams</I> Johnson

Dorothy Jean Williams Johnson

Birth
Lynch, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
Death 19 Jul 2001 (aged 76)
Baytown, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 24680130 · View Source
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Dorothy Jean Williams, father unknown, and mother Louise Williams (Rakestraw).
She was a widow, in 1956, she was only 31, and she and her children lived across the street from us at 1706 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Harris County, Texas.
My family, the Jean & Leroy Frederick family lived across the street at 1709 Cheston Drive, Harris, Texas. We lived there up until I was 15, in 1968, when my parents divorced. They both remarried, and mother moved to Wood Shadows in Houston, Harris, Texas while Daddy married and moved us to Dayton, Liberty, Texas.
Dorothy had five children.
One son, Lewis Gene Marshall, father: Richard Lewis Marshall.
Married: Edward Leroy Johnson, Sr.
Children:
Edward "Eddie" Leroy Johnson Jr, Linda Gayle Johnson (Ward), Gary Ellis Johnson, Sr, and Etta Louise Johnson (Wilson).
Her daughter Etta and I were best friends = BFF. Dorothy's husband, Edward Leroy Johnson Sr., died when Etta was seven weeks of age, in 1956, so I never knew him.
Dorothy was loved by all. She worked hard and supported her family of five on her own. Dorothy was good to all the kids on Cheston Drive, in Jacinto City, Harris, Texas. She was more like family than just a neighbor.
We called her "Aunt" Dorothy, even though we were not related by blood. Her door was always open to us kids. She didn't lock her door. I miss all the good times we spent together playing cards and visiting, and all the slumber parties with Etta. I loved Aunt Dorothy just like my own Mother. Dorothy loved to listen to Marty Robbins and Ray Price. She worked at Dewey's Food Store on Market Street for years.
I really miss our long talks, domino & card games, and all the good snacks Dorothy had for me when I came to visit, which was a lot! I loved it over there, Dorothy treated us kids like we were special. I never wanted to go home. I love you, Dorothy and miss you so much. You are gone but not forgotten. Love, the skinny, scrawny insecure little girl, that you made feel special and loved unconditionally, Sally Ann Frederick.


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