Floral 23

Annie Ruth Fillmore

March 9, 1929 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary Image



Under all circumstances, face masks or face coverings are required and mandatory to enter King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.  Your temperature will be taken upon entering King-Tears Mortuary.  
The number of people allowed in King-Tears Mortuary will depend on the CDC guidelines at the time of the service. Please read information posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/funeral-guidance.html


Our Beloved mother, Annie Ruth Marshall, was born the first of four girls in Pflugerville, Texas on March 9, 1929 to Kermit Marshall and Tishie Thelma Anderson, who both preceded her in death.

Annie attended public schools in Austin, including the original L.C. Anderson High School in East Austin.

She later moved to Lubbock, Texas and married Spencer Johns, who preceded her in death. While in Lubbock, she worked many jobs, including at the Historic Industrial Cleaners and James Green’s grocery store, both on the Eastside. Later, she married again to Bobby Fillmore, who also preceded her in death. She confessed Christ and attended Friendship Holy Baptist Church.

She moved back to Austin, Texas in 1963. She worked many jobs there as well, including at the Historic downtown Commodore Perry Hotel. She became a member of Neighborhood Baptist Church under Pastor Lee Yarbrough in East Austin, serving as Treasurer, and singing in the choir. She worked for Eva Mae Davis House Cleaning Services beginning in the 1970’s, before starting her own cleaning service in the late 1990’s, working until her retirement. Later, she joined Stoney Point Fellowship Church under Pastor Cedric Burdett, where she served until her homegoing.

Annie loved simple things and collected everything. Her favorite pastimes were shopping at flea markets, garage sales, and watching “Her Soaps”, especially The Young and the Restless or Andy Griffin reruns. She loved everyone, and would help anybody, giving her last, with a hug to boot. Yes, she was a huge hugger!

She loved all her children, and was given great care at home by her daughter Rosie Wilson and granddaughter Tisha Ursula Johns, who were special to her.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Kermit Johns and James Edward (Bimbo) Johns; two sisters, Leomae Mann and Gloria Jean Hyder-Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memories one sister Dorothy Mae Sandifer, Los Angeles, California; three sons, Jesse James Johns Sr. (Frankie), Lubbock, Texas; Leander Ray Johns (Sharon), San Antonio, Texas; Carlos Antonio Fillmore (Donna), Austin, Texas; three daughters, Sirretha Ann Spruill (Albert), La Grange, Georgia; Rosie Marie Wilson (Jim), Del Valle, Texas; Rosalind Brown (David), Hutto, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and 26 great-great grandchildren; a multitude of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and a whole host of people that adopted her as their “Mom”, “Auntie” or “Grandma”. She will be truly missed on this side of life.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Annie Ruth Fillmore, please visit our floral store.


December 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Graveside Service
December 29, 2020

3:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
3304 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78721

© 2021 King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy