Johnnie B. Shears

Funeral services for Johnnie B. Shears, 84, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the mortuary.

Johnnie Belle Shears was born April 26, 1931, in Hugo, OK, the daughter of John and Emma (Crenshaw) Ramsey. She was a cook for a sorority house on the campus of the University of Kansas, for 23 years. After she retired, she owned her own daycare, taking care of and loving on countless babies.

She married Revers Shears June 6, 1977, in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her daughter, Parla Queen; step-daughter, Marilyn Hunter; step-sons Melvin and Teronda Hunter, Marvin and Kim Hunter; grandchildren, Deshon and Alex Lewis, Michael Queen, Jr., Daydrian Brown, Luana Hatcher, Abigail Meadows, Melanie Bolden, Michael Bolden, Jr., Marco Hunter; a host of great-grandchildren; two brothers, Emzell Ramsey and Anderson White; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Richardson, Margaret Hines; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at her home.


Our Angel

Just to have another day; another hour; another minute.

One more chance to see your smile, and the genuine beauty in it.

How badly I want to say and hear “I love you” one more time, and hold your hand.

Never to hear your voice again.

Never to hold your hand.

In His loving arms, you are now the angel you were born to be.

Each of your memories, no longer lost – you remember them all, vividly.

Bells are ringing, and the rejoicing is one to be seen.

Every angel in Heaven is welcoming you – the gates are busting at the seams.

Learning to live without you, will be no easy feat.

Loving the feeling, knowing that you are now watching over me.

Everlasting joy in knowing the love you had for your family.

Shucking and jiving” to your favorite tunes.

Heaven may not be ready to keep up with a firecracker like you.

Easier days are sure to come. But with the pain comes healing,

As we know your new Home is the ultimate place we all long to be.

Save us a spot next to you, just as big as the spot forever saved in our hearts.

For we knew the time is only temporary, for us to be apart.

~Alex Lewis



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  1. Claudette Ross on March 8, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    My deepest condolence to the family of my dear friend, Johnny B.. She was a wise and special lady. My dear friend got her angel wings, eternal peace she shall recieve. Although she will be missed dearly, I hope one day she will flutter her wings my way, so with the breeze I’ll know she’s there. Farewell my friend, R. I. H.

    God Bless,
    Your Friend,
    Claudette Ross

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