Grace Josephine “Jo” Moody Johnson, 84, of Arlington, died November 29, 2014 in Kennedale.
Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Central Baptist Church in Pampa, with Rev. Norman Rushing, pastor, and Rev. Rick Parnell, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mrs. Johnson was born March 9, 1930 in Hammon, Oklahoma, to Murray Wayne and Vinita Louisa Collier Moody. She grew up in Friona, Texas where she was known as Grace Jo to family and friends. She graduated from Friona High School in 1948. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from North Texas State College in 1951 and a Master of Education degree from West Texas State University in 1971. Mrs. Johnson taught school in Stratford and Skellytown before moving to Pampa to teach a total of 30 years, retiring in 1987. Her first teaching position in Pampa was teaching music at Wilson Elementary, where she met Daniel James Johnson also a teacher. They married in 1958. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota, Sigma Alpha Iota and Pampa Knife and Fork Club.
Mrs. Johnson had been a member of Central Baptist Church in Pampa for 50 years where she was church pianist, a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Women’s Missionary Union. She moved to Arlington in 2005 where she became a member of Lake Arlington Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Vinita Moody in 1943; her father, Murray Moody in 1945; her husband in 1994; three sisters, Jurhee Lawson in 1995, Doris Poindexter in 1998, and June Cruse in 2010; and two infant brothers.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Johnson Austin and husband Bruce of Arlington; a son, David Johnson of The Colony; and three grandchildren, Julie Cooper and husband Casey of Richland Hills, Jacque Beavers and husband Alec, and Justin Austin, all of Arlington.
Remembrances in her honor may be made to Central Baptist Church, 513 East Francis, Pampa, Texas 79065; or Lake Arlington Baptist Church, 2912 Little Rd., Arlington, Texas 76016. Please notate “Missions Memorial for Jo Johnson” on the memo line for both.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM Friday, December 5, 2014, at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Home in Pampa.