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Allie Faye Smith Johnson
July 25, 1931 – July 18, 2020
Allie Faye Smith Johnson was the youngest child born to Ruth Smith on July 25, 1931 in Webberville, Texas. Her early childhood was spent in Webberville, Texas with her mother, only big brother, Lawrence known as “Bo Diddley”, and grandparents late Isaac and Ellen Smith. She moved to Austin, Texas in 1937.
Allie Faye accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of her life at the age of thirteen. She was baptized under the pastoral leadership of the late Reverend J. C. Lott at Ebenezer Baptist Church. She continued to be a faithful member under the leadership of the late Dr Marvin C. Griffin and current Reverend Dr. Ricky Freeman. Allie Faye believed the top priority of a Christian life is servanthood. She loved her church, family and relatives. She was a member of Mission II, Sarah Circle, Adult Women’s Sunday School class and tape ministry until she could no longer participate in person.
Allie Faye married her college sweetheart, Johnnie Johnson, Jr., from Corpus Christi, Texas (deceased) on August 3, 1950. Out of this union was born four children: Cynthia Caldwell (deceased), Tyrone Johnson (deceased), Debra Johnson Reeves, and Stanley Johnson. Her mother, father, infant sister named Geraldine, brother Lawrence also preceded her in death.
She attended Olive Street Elementary School where she met her best friend for over 80+ years, Theresa Overton. Per Theresa they both attended Kealing Middle School and L. C. Anderson High School where she then met her other best friend, Arthurgene Crenshaw. She was Salutatorian of her L.C. Anderson graduating class. As their lifelong friendship grew, they both attended Samuel Huston College which became Tillotson Women’s College and then Huston-Tillotson College. Allie Faye also attended Durham Business College and Del Mar Junior College in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Allie Faye worked at various Federal Government Offices during her lifetime. She was employed at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, Internal Revenue Service and Veterans Administration in Austin, Texas. She received multiple outstanding achievement, performance and service awards from all three agencies. She retired from the Veterans Administration in 1989 dedicating 34 years of government service. Upon her retirement, she volunteered at the Travis County Capital Area Agency on Aging, served as a member of the Ebenezer Tape Ministry where she ministered to the residents of Heritage Park Convalescent Center for 10 years.
On July 18, 2020 God took Allie Faye to his mansion in heaven where he had prepared a room just for her. Allie Faye leaves to cherish her memories, daughter Debra Johnson Reeves, and son Stanley Johnson, two grandsons Kevin Caldwell and Andrew Reeves, IV., five granddaughters; Aleise Johnson, Alaina Johnson Whittaker, Melva Johnson Winn, Shaina and Sierra Johnson, two great granddaughters, Zamoria Reeves, Sariah Johnson, one great grandson Christion Whittaker, one niece Carol Franklin, one grandnephew Brian Hewlett, one grandniece Kelly, two great grandnephew David Hewlett and Brandon Waldrup, two great grandnieces, Jordan and Paige Hewlett from Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles, California, many relatives, close friends and family.
Allie Faye will be missed, yet the memory of her beautiful eyes, huge smile and sharp brain will always bring joy to our hearts. She was a tough cookie, resilient and fought a great fight until the end.
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