Mildred “Mamaw” Johns, age 96 of Iowa Colony, Texas passed peacefully to her heavenly home on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Manor Care Nursing Center of Webster.
This world was blessed with Mildred on August 14, 1918 in Alief, Texas. The crowd gathered at heaven’s gate to greet Mildred was led by her loving husband of 48 years, William Harvey Johns. The welcoming party also included her parents, Burley and Mary Holcomb, her siblings, Albert, Lloyd, Raymond and Marie, daughter-in-law Marilyn, and granddaughter, Carol.
Mildred leaves behind to carry on her legacy her sons, Kenneth Johns and wife, Patricia, Clarence Johns, sister, Doris Bradley, grandchildren, David Johns and wife, Cathy, Amanda Freiberg and husband, Mike, Leslie Hargrove and husband, Kenny, Michael Johns and wife, Kim, great grandchildren, Alyssa, Jeremy, Perry, Corbin, Tommy, Waverly, Harrison, Tanner, and Miriam, great great granddaughter Emery as well as list of other relatives and friends too many to note.
As an independent, generous and loving person, she lived her life to the fullest. Mildred spent her life making a warm and welcoming home for her family, friends and anyone else who came to the doorstep. Mamaw, as she was called by most, was a member of the First Baptist Church but more importantly demonstrated Christ’s unconditional love and acceptance to everyone. She showed her love for others in simple but impactful ways.
For some it was a big hug and a “I love you hun” when you needed it most. For many it was through the incredible food she lovingly cooked anytime day or night because “she couldn’t stand to see anyone hungry.” No matter the mechanism, she left her mark on lives too numerous to count. Her family was blessed most of all with her lively presence.
Mamaw’s courageous spirit and willingness to try anything once, blessed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with many, many happy memories. The vast number of stories involving “adventures with Mamaw” will help those touched by her life to cherish her memory until we can once again join her at Christ’s table for fried chicken and chocolate pie.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to MD Anderson Cancer Society, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or a children’s charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of the Scott Family, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511. (281) 585-1000 www.scottfuneralhome.net