Johnnie Kemp

September 12, 1929 - September 08, 2018

Johnnie Kemp

Johnnie Maxine Kemp, 88, of Lumberton, died Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. She was born on September 12, 1929, in Buna, to Martha Ann Gill and Ebren Strawther. Johnnie retired from Beaumont Independent School District as the café manager.

Survivors include her children, Diann Huddleston, of Lindale; Donna Wallace and her husband, Royce, of Troup; Betty Dillard and her husband, Kenneth, of Sour Lake; Lisa Laurent and her husband, Rodney of Silsbee; and Bill Kemp and his wife, Kristie, of Lumberton; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and nephew, Billy Jack Kemp and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Johnnie is preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Kemp; her parents; brothers, Larry Strawther, Robert “Bob” Strawther, and Jimmy Strawther; and sister, Billie Joyce Beasley.

A gathering of Mrs. Kemp’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2018, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Graveside Service
Forest Lawn Cemetery Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine Street Beaumont, TX 77703
Friday, September 14, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Comments (11)

  • Kathy Kane Foster

    19 September 2018 at 03:01 | #

    Diane, Donna, Betty, Lisa and Bill. I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. I loved my “Aunt Johnnie” unconditionally. She and my Mom (Mae) shared a lifetime of happy times, shopping for antiques and for hours visiting on the telephone. My Dad (Fred) and Uncle Don were good friends and wonderful fathers. Mother and Daddy adored your parents and cherished the times we spent together. My Mom loved “Johnnie”like a sister, they were closer than most sisters. Had it not been for your mom, my parents would have been able to adopt me. Just this week I found 2 of the last pictures they took together. I would love to share them with you. I will miss her sweet smile, love and kindness and her grace and style. She was a classy lady. The next few days and weeks will be hard. God will help ease your pain. Unfortunately I can’t be with you for the final good-bye. My love to each of you.

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  • kristen golson fuller

    18 September 2018 at 17:43 | #

    Bill, we were classmates at FHS and i noticed your moms obituary. i am so sorry for yours and your families loss. My father passed away a couple days later . Kristen Golson Fuller

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  • Anthony & Shannon Williams

    13 September 2018 at 10:25 | #

    Bill and Family so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We will be praying for all of you during this time of loss.

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  • Connie Bland

    12 September 2018 at 23:01 | #

    Lisa & Rodney, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all. Kyle & Connie Bland

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  • Sandra K Womack

    12 September 2018 at 19:30 | #

    Betty, Lisa and family;
    So sorry to read this about your sweet Mom. She always had a smile on her face. Prayers of comfort. Much love.

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  • NL

    11 September 2018 at 17:47 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

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  • Aliine IHaas) Broussard

    11 September 2018 at 16:05 | #

    Bill and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
    In my thoughts and prayers,
    My Deepest Sympathy,
    Aline Haas Broussard

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  • Jan & Rick Partain

    11 September 2018 at 15:49 | #

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family today and the days ahead, May God be with you all

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  • Bertha Desormeaux

    11 September 2018 at 01:32 | #

    For Granny Kemp’s family, I send my most heartfelt condolences and prayers. Not long ago I asked B.J. about her. I’ve always thought that she was a beautiful Lady inside and out. She was always good to me and my family. Again, prayers and condolences. Bertha Desormeaux

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  • Rhonda Rhodes

    10 September 2018 at 23:29 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these trying times. Please let us know if there is anything that is needed food,etc.

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  • NL

    09 September 2018 at 22:31 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

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