Betty Jean Johnson received her heavenly call on Aug. 26, 2019, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital South in Oklahoma City. She was born March 23, 1936, in Wagoner to her parents, Jake P. Johnson and Arnesia Johnson.
Betty felt God had blessed her to survive a major stroke in 2003, three heart attacks in 2013, leg amputations and Code Blues. But she still stayed with the Lord and trusted Him as her comforter in times of trouble. Betty received Christ at an early age and was raised by her grandmother and father, pastor and wife. Baptist doctrine and order of church service stayed imbedded in her heart.
Her early education was at Langston Public School, and she also attended Langston University where she received her cosmetology degree. She played the drums in high school and loved performing in band contests. She had worked as a cook at the Southern Hotel for many years, and had also worked for Sherwood Medical Supply and the Oklahoma Housing Authority. She was very active in her church where she had been the Sunday School superintendent assistant, choir president, Active in Mission and District Association Program chairperson.
Betty made and donated corsages for all occasions for many years. Her hobbies included shopping, cooking, sewing, crocheting, cosmetology, fashion, supporting kids and grandchildren at their sporting events and spending time on the phone with family.
She loved dressing in her Sunday best, which meant suit, hat, accessories and shoes all matched.
She made sure all three children received degrees even though she was a single mother. She was a loving mother whose main purpose in life was to be supportive. She enjoyed supporting her family, church and community.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Jake P. and Arnesia Johnson; son, Alonzo (Lonny) Roberson; and her siblings, Ardena Johnson, Gladys Young and T.J. Mayes.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Jeffrie (J.J.) Hooper of Texas/Yukon and Mary (MaeMae) Younger of El Reno; grandsons, Jonathan Reed and wife, Megan of Union City and DeShaun Morgan of Oklahoma City; Aunt Clara Richards-Bolton of Langston; sister, Patricia Avington and husband, A.V. of Tulsa; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and young lives she has loved and ministered to. She also leaves behind a host of other extended family members and church family.
Now her work on earth is done and she has gone to be with her Lord. Rest in peace.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Prout officiating. Interment will be in the El Reno Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.