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Roby Marie Lester Johnson

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1927-2021

  • Roby Marie Lester Johnson

Roby Marie Lester Johnson, 94, was born July 24, 1927, in Wills Point, the daughter of Sam and Lida Coleman Lester.

Roby passed away on Dec. 15, 2021, in Dallas. She attended her grade school years at Cedar Grove and graduated from Wills Point High School in 1944. Roby worked many jobs over the years, including Eubanks Hardware and Funeral Home, Van Zandt Livestock Commission in Wills Point, and Pollack Paper Company and retired from Dal-Tile with over 20 years as payroll clerk and in the shipping department as a dispatcher in Dallas. She was also very active in the PTA of Dallas ISD. She married Billy Alvis Johnson and they lived in Dallas until 1970 when they moved to their ranch in the Warsaw Community. She was treasurer of the Mt. Olive Cemetery Association for nearly 25 years. Always full of energy, Roby was quick to help others in their needs. She enjoyed hand work and did it constantly rather than watching TV, winning many awards at the State Fair of Texas for her various projects. Roby was a member of the Lydia Ladies Bible Study group and a member of the Grays’ Prairie Baptist Church.

Roby is survived by her son, Stephen Johnson of Lubbock; sister-in-law, Linda Johnson of Balch Springs, and a cousin, Rebecca Hardy of Wills Point.

Roby is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; son, John; sister Catherine Lester and brothers, Coleman and Leon Lester.