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Shirley Irene Johns

July 21, 1938 September 22, 2019
Shirley Irene Johns
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Obituary for Shirley Irene Johns

Shirley Irene Johns was born July 21, 1938 in Bay City, Texas to James & Bernice (Robinson) Brewer. She was the oldest of six children.

Shirley married the love of her life, William “Bill” Johns, August 21, 1953. She was a devoted housewife and mother and loved her husband and four daughters dearly. This extraordinary love and devotion further extended to her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.

When she was able, Shirley enjoyed cooking for her family. Even a simple lunch was treated as a big affair. Holidays were especially a favorite of Shirley’s because all of her daughters and their families would gather at her home. Shirley greatly valued being surrounded by her family. She was particularly close with her mother, who she took care of until her death in 2011.

Shirley enjoyed reading, cooking, quilting and most importantly, loving her family. She and her husband had lived in Madisonville for the past twenty-five years.

Shirley passed away September 22, 2019 in Bryan, Texas at the age of eighty-one years and will be greatly missed by many. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; daughters, Annette “Sissy” Engle and Renee Mills and son-in-law, Bobby Engle.

Surviving family members include husband, Bill Johns of Madisonville; daughters, Penny Sager of Madisonville & Kim McDougald (Danny) of Madisonville; son-in-law, Dennis Mills of Garland; brother, Jr. Brewer (Patricia) of Madisonville and sisters, Wanda Theiss (Herbert) of Hockley, Elaine Mallory of Hockley, Paulette Whitehurst (Jim) of Bryan and Vickie Smith (James) of Sherman. Shirley is also survived by grandchildren, Angie Dodson, Shawn & Misty Engle, Richie, Amber & Zach Sager, Daniel & Devon Mills, Kelsey Shadrach and Drew, Mason & Addy McDougald; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Upchurch, Kirsty, Abi & Jonathan Dodson, Josh Engle, Donavon Runnels, Kara Derrick, Carissa Engle-Thompson, Avery Engle, Kayle & William Sager and Kasyn McDougald, as well as, great, great-grandchildren, Josiah Upchurch, Sage & Dante Runnels, Kaiden Thompson and Scarlette Dodson.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Madiosnville Funeral Home.


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