Dolly Marie Johnson, 90, of Whitesboro, TX, was freed of her bondage of Alzheimer’s and began her eternal life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved husband, Cuyler, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Celebration of life services are to be conducted at 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Whitesboro, with Reverend Mike Flanagan officiating. Graveside services will be conducted immediately following at Finally At Rest Cemetery, Whitesboro. Arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home.
Dolly was born on August 11, 1931, in Goodlett, TX, to Les and Merle Horn. She graduated from Achille High School in 1949. She was the captain of her high school basketball team and quite a force to be reckoned with on the court. She married her high school sweetheart, the love of her life, Cuyler Johnson, on February 11, 1950. They moved to Dumas where she was a housewife and a professional seamstress. Later, she became the Athletic Director’s secretary for more than 20 years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Dumas and then later at First Baptist Church in Whitesboro. Dolly was the queen of making beautiful quilts and an avid supporter of all Dumas sports, but especially the Dumas Demonette volleyball teams. Dolly loved to go camping with Cuyler, loved birds, flowers, gardening, but most of all she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was their number one fan of supporting them in their activities.
Pall bearers are Kevin Brannan, Zachary Wilson, Justin Kehoe, Aaron Ollila, Jesse Speer, and Jason Burris. Honorary pall bearers are Kyler Kehoe, Zander Brannan, and Dawson Brannan.
Dolly was preceded in death by her husband, Cuyler, her parents, four brothers, three sisters, and four great-grandchildren, Sam, Jesse, Hope, and Micah Wilson.
She is survived by her daughters: Karen and Ted Brannan of Whitesboro, TX, Sharla and Jack Wilson of O’Fallon, MO, and Cherri Kehoe of Watauga, TX; seven grandchildren: Kari Brannan of Anna, TX, Kevin and Suzy Brannan of Whitesboro, TX, April and Aaron Ollila of Whitesboro, TX, Amber and Jesse Speer of Whitesboro, TX, Tiffani and Jason Burris of O’Fallon, MO, Zachary and Vicki Wilson of Rowlett, TX, Justin and Beth Ann of Keller, TX. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren: Skyler, Zalenka, and Zander Brannan of Whitesboro, Dawson and Brenna Ollila of Whitesboro, Brynlee and Brayden Burris of O’Fallon, and Ellie and Gabby Wilson of Rowlett, Kyler, Jack, and Hunter Kehoe of Keller; and one sister, Ann Flanagan of Durant, OK.
The family would like to thank the Memory Care Unit of Celebration Senior Living in Denison, TX, for their devotion and superb care of their beloved, feisty Miss Dolly.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 124 Center Street, Whitesboro, TX, 76273, or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.