Era Jane Johns

Era Johns

Era Jane Wall “Janie” Johns, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, of Lubbock, departed this life on November 25th, 2015, at the age of 90. She was born in Winnsboro, TX, on October 2nd, 1925, to Elbert and Ethel (Tuggle) Wall. Janie married Ogle Murrell Johns on May 17, 1946. Murrell and Janie celebrated 46 years of marriage before his passing in 1993.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, along with her siblings Durward Wall, Hulon Wall, Laverne Wall, and ElWanda Allmon.

Janie graduated from Smyer High School in 1942. She is a former student of Wayland Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. During WWII, she worked for Western Union in Clovis, NM. She was administrative secretary at Lazbuddie ISD, tax assessor-collector at Lake Worth ISD, and Northwest ISD in Justin, TX.

Her lifelong ministries included serving in WMU, GA’s, Sunbeams, and Sunday School, both as a member and teacher. She gave generously through tithes, offerings, and serving her church by making quilts for the Baby Closet, volunteering at Exodus Prison Ministries and Mission Lubbock. She was a true servant of the Lord, loved people, and lived life to the fullest.

Those left to cherish Janie’s memory include her children, Ronnie Johns and wife Mari of Lubbock, Brenda Driver and husband Jimmy Hueber of Lubbock, Cynthia Chapman of Leander, Janet Kirk and husband Gary of Hemphill, and Dennis Johns and wife Kelly of Texas City, along with 13 grandchildren: Michelle, Ronnie, Jr., Tiffany, Jordan, Ashley, Trent, Heath, Blake, Brent, Mandy, Wes, Christian, and Parker, and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings T C Wall and wife Peggy of Plainview, Geneva Graves of Bethany, Oklahoma and Garry Wall of Lubbock, and sister-in-law Rose Wall of Lubbock.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Sunday, November 29, at Highland Baptist Church, 4316 34th St., Lubbock, TX. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 30, at Highland Baptist. Burial will follow at City of Lubbock Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials to Baby Closet or Exodus Prison Ministries at Highland Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City, TX.