Lurline Harris Johnson
Lurline Harris Johnson, 92, of Orange, died Thursday, Oct. 27, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. David Turner of Little Cypress Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Esto, LA. on April 8, 1919, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Charles Luther and Lessie Molicie (Wright) Harris. She served as a registered nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II in the South Pacific.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lamar University with a BS, and McNeese State University with a Master of Education. She taught fifth and sixth grade English-Language Arts at Little Cypress ISD for 21 years. She was an avid traveler with her husband, and she enjoyed reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Wayne J. Johnson; sisters, Eileen Harkins and Thelma Berry; and brothers, C.L. Harris and Dallas Ray Harris.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her sons, Dallas W. Johnson, M.D. of San Antonio, Donald V. Johnson and wife Leigh of Danville, CA, Kenneth R. Johnson and wife Connie of Orange; grandchildren, Stephanie Lyons and husband Rodney, Jennifer Corrao, Leif Johnson, Afton Johnson, M.D., Valerie Lawrence and husband Scott; and great-grandchildren, Brady Lyons, Emily Lyons, Lauren Corrao.
She is also survived by her sister, Bobbie Sparks of Natchitoches, LA; and daughters-in-law, Marina Johnson, M.D. and Anadelle Johnson.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Johnson’s caregivers: Kim Neel, Della Horton, and Cindy Fields.