Betty Johnson, 89, of Garland, Texas, died Sept. 13, 2012 in Golden Acres Nursing Home in Dallas, TX. Mrs. Johnson was born April 23, 1923 in Stickleyville, Virginia to the late Lucian Franklin Hammond and the late Myrtle Elizabeth Jennings Hammond. She was a member of Surrency Community Bible Church and was a member of the Gideon Auxiliary. Betty was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert J. and Jackson Y. Hammond.
Survivors include her husband, Pratt H. Johnson of Garland, TX; three sons and daughters-in-law, Deen and Terri Johnson of Richmond, TX, Steve and Vicki Johnson of Columbia, Missouri and Malcolm and Renee Johnson of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren: Kimberly Ann Underwood, Katie Marie Haley, Mark Steven Johnson, Ashley Christine Johnson, Austin Deen Johnson and Kelly Marie Johnson; and four great-grandchildren, Allie Underwood, Natalie Underwood, Layla Underwood and Mason Haley.
Grave side services were held at 11:00 a.m. Sept. 16 from Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Bacon County. The Rev. Carlton Rowell officiated.
Memorial may be made to Gideon Memorial Bible Cards c/o Appling Camp P. O. Box 403, Baxley, GA 31513.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
Betty Johnson was a true servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. She served this county and other counties many years by giving Bibles to 5th graders at schools through the Gideon Auxiliary. Nurses were also recipients of Bibles at graduation. She certainly has a soul-winners crown awaiting her. Not only did she serve through her ministry, but was one of the greatest prayer warriors I have ever known. She will truly be missed.