Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 12, 2013

Lillie Marie Johnston

— Lillie Marie Johnston was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Corsicana to the late Joseph Sears and Pauline Barham Beauchamp. She passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Corsicana at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Mrs. Johnston was retired from Texas Miller Hat Factory, having worked there for 30 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and loved her church so much. Earlier years she taught Sunday School in the Primary Department.

On March 23, 1937 she married Roger Mason Johnston and had been married for 72 years at the time of his death in 2009. Marie was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and Memaw to all her family. She had touched all our lives with her strong Christian faith. She will be missed by so many.

Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother Douglas Beauchamp and sister Mabel Kloecker.

Mrs. Johnston is survived by daughters Peggy Johnson and husband Gene of Ardmore, Okla., and Pam Burns and husband Chuck of Corsicana; grandchildren Chuck Burns, Jr. and wife Lisa, Brian Johnson, Kim Allen and husband Paul, Sherri Weaks and husband Tom, Kristi Garcia and husband David, and Paulette Cunningham and husband Steve; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is survived also by one sister, Helen Watson and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for all the love they gave Marie and the family. They offer a special thanks to her caregiver, Shirley Jones for the loving care she gave to Marie. Family First Hospice gave gentle loving care to Marie in the final days of her life and the family is very appreciative to them.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Dr. Danny Reeves and Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew Burns, Justin Garcia, Chuck Burns, Jr., Paul Allen, David Garcia, Steve Cunningham, and Brian Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be John Sadler, Kyle King, Tom Weaks, and Mark Burns.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Lillie Marie Johnston obituary.

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