Johnnie Faye passed away on Friday, July 20, 2007, at the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Nursing Home in Ennis, Texas. She was born on April 15, 1924, in Palmer, Texas, to John C. Allen and Clintus Deva (Brock) Allen.
Johnnie graduated from Palmer High School in 1941.She made her home in Waxahachie where she worked for TP&L (now known as TXU) Electric for over 47 years.
She was a faithful member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 138 for over 55 years, where she held many chairs. Her favorite was “reporter.”
Johnnie Faye was a member of Ferris Heights Methodist Church for more than 50 years and also a member of the Baylor Hospital Auxiliary for over 40 years. She never met a stranger and remembered everyone she ever met.
Her survivors include a nephew, Larry G. Allen and wife Joyce of Dallas; a niece, Sharla Allen of Corsicana; two great-nieces, Ashley Allen and Amber (Allen) Sewell; great-nephew Shae Harp of Corsicana; two great-great-nephews, Dominic Allen and Cooper Sewell; and her name sake, Sydney Symone “Faye” Reed. She is also survived by many other friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Earl Duff and J.O. (Manny) Brown.
So many people loved Aunt Johnnie and she will be greatly missed. Someone once said that she was the prettiest woman in Waxahachie, both inside and out.
The family received friends and relatives from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.
A graveside service was held. Monday, July 23, at Hillcrest Cemetery with Ted Brown officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Rebekah Lodge No. 138, Waxahachie, or Ferris Heights Methodist Church, Waxahachie.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.