Obituary for Frances Marie Johnson (Shields)
Frances Marie Johnson, 88, of Tehuacana passed away March 12, 2018 in Mexia. Funeral services will be 2 PM, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Michael Vestal officiating. Interment will follow in the Tehuacana Cemetery. Kenneth Bulger, Ronnie J. Tanner, Bryan Tanner, Mike Gragg, Randy Meyer and James Pfleeger will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be great-grandsons, Austin Hale, Hayden Hale, Bradley Gragg, Andew Meyer and Easton Tanner, also special friends, Don Archibald and Corey Hale.
Visitation with the family will be prior the service beginning at 1 PM.
Frances was born July 4, 1929 in Anna, Texas to Ted and Ora Bradshaw Shields. She retired from the Mexia State School after 20 plus years as a Dorm Charge.
Frances married the love of her life, John Preston Johnson, on August 25, 1947 in Mexia, Texas; they were blessed with three children, Richard, Janet and Karen. Her life revolved around her family, whatever her children or grandchildren were involved in, she and Preston were there to support them. She took advantage of every opportunity to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a good cook and always made sure she cooked exactly what each grandchild liked. Frances enjoyed playing 42 and going to Bluegrass Festivals with close friends. She was also a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church in Tehuacana.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Frances is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Preston Johnson of Tehuacana; children, Richard Johnson and wife, Janis of Tehuacana, Janet Bulger and husband, Kenny of Fairfield and Karen Tanner and husband, Ronnie of Donie; grandchildren, Shelly Pfleeger, Kenneth Bulger, Jamie Gragg, Stephanie Meyer, Ronnie J. Tanner, Kayla Andrean and Bryan Tanner; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; brother, Johnny Shields of Lake Mexia; sister, Brenda Shields of Tehuacana; and a number of nieces and nephews.