July 22, 2024
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Winnie Gail Adair-Johnson

1939 – 2023

A celebration of life service for Winnie Gail Adair-Johnson, 83, will be held on Saturday, August 19, at 11:00 a.m., at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Emory. 

Mrs. Johnson died on August 12, 2023, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. She was born on November 25, 1939, in Whitewright, to Beauford “Boots” Adair and Novell Marie Senter. She married “Sonny” William Lin Johnson on October 4, 1957.

She attended Frog Pond School in Lone Oak and was the valedictorian of her graduating class at L.D. Bell High School. Despite her short stature, she was a basketball player who left an impression on the court.

She worked at Allstate and at Rains ISD as an administrative assistant. She enjoyed various hobbies and interests including bingo and trips to the casino. 

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her children, William Johnson, Kelley Courtney, Traci Rowland and husband Dereck, and Todd Johnson and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, William Cole Johnson, Jamie Lin Camp-Johnson, Gina Marie Childress, Kandace Marie Rodgers and husband Mario Campos, Karmen Franklin and husband Eric, Kimberely Nicole Blue and husband Keith, Anthony Michael Black and wife Kristen, Chelsea Dawn Wilson, Addison Currey, Ashten Johnson and Sydnee Johnson; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; brothers, Edward Adair and wife Carol and Randy Adair and wife Lisa; and sister, Carol Adair Wise.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Tony Johnson; brothers, Ronnie Adair and Jackie Adair; and sister, Phyllis Rains.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.