Obituary: Terry Lynn Johnson 1954-2017


Terry Lynn Johnson, 62, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the La Casa Serena, Beehive Assisted Living Facility in Eagar after a 31-year battle with multiple sclerosis and a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born Dec. 5, 1954, in Odessa, Texas, the daughter of Kenneth Keith Patterson and Patsy Ann Patterson.

Terry graduated from San Marcos Baptist Academy in 1973. She then graduated from nursing school in Kermit, Texas, as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 1975 and was voted outstanding student of the class. Terry then went to work for a nursing home in Monahans, Texas, and became Director of Nursing.
In October 1975, Terry was married to Jimmy L. Johnson. Terry was a full-time wife and mother beginning at the birth of her oldest son. For the last 15 ½ years Terry was a pastor’s wife at First Baptist Church of Maricopa where her husband, Jim, was the pastor.

Terry loved working in the yard and flower garden, fishing, taking “sister trips,” taking care of her grandchildren and studying the Bible with her husband and ladies of the church.

Terry is survived by her husband, Jim of 41+ years, Eagar; sons, Keith (Julie) Johnson, Winfield, Illinois; James (Sarah) Johnson, Eagar; Daniel (Stephanie) Johnson, Chandler; grandchildren, Ellianna, Kaiden, Teagan, Gavin, Quinton, Everett, Blake, Emma Joyce (to be born middle of October); sisters, Peggy Patterson/Bruhn, Baker City, Oregon; Vivian York, Midland, Texas; Jackie Ann Sharp, Odessa, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Terry was preceded in death by her parents.