Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


July 5, 2013

Allena ‘Nina’ Faye Elder Johnson

Nina Elder Johnson of Houston passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital.  

She was born on Nov. 14, 1966, in Houston, to Newburn Leo and Sylvia Follis Elder.

She spent her life caring for her family, especially her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her children, Amber Duplechain, Michael P. Duplechain and wife Marjorie, Sylvia Carrera, Joel Carrera Jr. and wife, Daisy, and Jerrod Carrera. Along with her children, Nina is also survived by Joel Carrera, the father of three of her children; her grandchildren, Michaela Coslett, Mikenze Coslett, Michaelynn Duplechain, Elizabeth Duplechain, Amelia Duplechain, Allena Raquel Carrera and Kylie Monique Carrera; sisters, Melinda G. Sanders and Ellen Cook; and brothers, Rudolph Adam and Christopher Adam.

Visitation will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana.

Funeral services are scheduled immediately following the visitation at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, with the Rev. Leroy Elmore officiating. Cremation will follow at a later date.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Allena “Nina” Faye Elder Johnson obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


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