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In Memory of

Glossie Lanelle Johnson

March 23, 1938 - September 10, 2017

Obituary


Glossie Lanelle Johnson was the third of ten children born to Marshall and Ruth Wiley of El Dorado, Arkansas.



Glossie graduated from Washington High School in 1955 at which time she immediately started her travels and later returned to El Dorado and met the love of her life, Charles Edward Johnson. After Glossie and Charles married, they moved and settled in Dallas, Texas, and had three children. Once her children graduated and left home, Glossie went back to school and earned her Bachelor of Science in Religion Degree and a Master of Theology Degree...

Glossie Lanelle Johnson was the third of ten children born to Marshall and Ruth Wiley of El Dorado, Arkansas.



Glossie graduated from Washington High School in 1955 at which time she immediately started her travels and later returned to El Dorado and met the love of her life, Charles Edward Johnson. After Glossie and Charles married, they moved and settled in Dallas, Texas, and had three children. Once her children graduated and left home, Glossie went back to school and earned her Bachelor of Science in Religion Degree and a Master of Theology Degree while working as an E.K.G. supervisor at Methodist Hospital where she later retired. Glossie was a nurse before she was later promoted to her supervisor position. Glossie also went through the chaplaincy program while working at Methodist Hospital and became an ordained minister.



Glossie became a christian at a young age and later joined Community Bible Church where she was a faithful Sunday School teacher for young adults, an usher, christian counselor and headed the missionary outreach program until she took ill.



Glossie saw a need and took it upon herself to contribute to society and went to work for her closest friends, Dr. Ruben S. and Geneva Conner at Operation Relief Center as a certified Christian Counselor and Program Director as a missionary. There, Glossie encountered many who had a substance abuse problem and went back to school to earn her certification as a Certified Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and utilized her skills to help those in need. She also started a program at her church that many were greatly impacted by.



Glossie’s education concluded at Seminary Southern Methodist University and Dallas Theological Seminary.



On September 10, 2017, Glossie entered into her eternal home, being welcomed by her parents; brothers, Charles, Joseph, James and Larry Wiley; and her husband, Charles Edward Johnson.



Glossie leaves to cherish her memory and legacy: her three children, Steve Johnson (Amy) of Mancos, Colorado, Charlotte Mayes (Cedric) and Andre Johnson of Dallas, Texas; her grandchildren, Markesha Beasley, Cierra Mayes, Japheth,

Stee-V, Laona and Wiley Johnson; her great-grandchildren, Maalah Dorsey and Jahyr Graham; her god sons, LaShud and LaDarius Wade; her six sisters, Dorothy Curley, Sylvia Lacy and Bettye

Dorch of El Dorado, Arkansas, Ernestine Hay (D.J.) of Houston, Texas and Ruby Barnes (Jimmy) of Hephzibah, Georgia; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.