Mary Lee Johnson

Mary Johnson

Mary Lee Kennedy Johnson was born in Galveston, Texas on October 15, 1923.  She was the middle child of three born to Albert and Marie Kennedy.  At an early age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined the First Union Baptist Church in Galveston, Texas under Rev. J. I. Jackson and later united with Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church of Hitchcock, TX.

Mary Lee was a very quiet person with a determination like no other and a better life was always on her mind.  She was the owner and operator of her own salon for over forty years and served her customers until her health declined.  She was a Master of the Arts, millinery (hat maker), seamstress, and interior decorator.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 53 years, Sherman Johnson; infant daughter, Shelia Johnson; two sisters, Bertha Lewis and Alberta Cooper; son-in-law, Oren Spiller Jr.; great niece, Wenona Morris.

She is survived by her devoted loving daughter, Shirley Johnson Spiller; two grandsons, Darren Spiller of Texas City, TX, Brandon Spiller of Round Rock, TX; god child, Constance Stevens; three nieces, Mary Denton, Mary Jackson (Clyde), and Norsie Young all of Texas City, TX; two nephews, John Kennedy and Walter Beasley (Rose) of Hitchcock, TX, and a host of relatives and friends.

A Public Visitation will be Tueday, April 8, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM followed by Services Celebrating Her Life at 7:00 PM.  Both services will be held at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church 6333 Highway 6 Hitchcock, TX 77563. Pastor William L. Randall, Jr. will officiate the servcies.  The burial for Mrs. Johnson will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Grace Memorial Cemetery Hitchcock, TX.  Memorials may be sent to Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591 409-986-9900.  Dorthea Lewis Jones is the family Funeral Director.