Funeral services for Christine Mary Johnson, 95, Lawrence, will be held at Warren-McElwain Mortuary at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Ms. Johnson died April 1, 2011 at her home.
She was born March 4, 1916 in Foreman, AR, the daughter of Frank and Olive (Neely) Hawkins.
Christine attended school in Omaha, NE.
She worked as a nurse aid.
She was a member of the Zion Baptist Church in Omaha, NE and the Praise Temple Church of God In Christ in Lawrence.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheilda Banks, Omaha, NE; one son, Isom Banks, Lawrence, KS; five granddaughters, Ranee Middlebrook, Tina Sell, Lynn Nevels, Amy Shepard, and grandson-in-law, Gary Shepard, Lawrence, KS, great-grandchildren, Sara Dooley and Julius Beasley, Christina King, Erica Green, Donte Middlebrook, Lamar Middlebrook, James Middlebrook, Ashley Middlebrook; four great-great grandchildren, Sanayia, Julonna, Nevaeh, Quanda Richardson, Hannah, Lamaria, and Elijah; and two nephews, Rudy Fields, Marzaa Conner. She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris (Hawkins) Conner at the age of 100 and her daughter, Ilenee Harrold.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.