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Helen Johnson-Hill was born to Scott and Susan Johnson in Onalaska, Texas on September 1, 1948. She attended Dunbar Public School class of 1967. She excelled academically and people knew her for her quiet and humble spirit.
Helen was introduced and accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. Will Hill until God called him home. She grew up in the church with her father Dec. Scott Johnson and Mother Susan Johnson instilling in her the value of God. Helen loved to sing and would often wake up her children singing praises to God. She was a faithful and devoted member of Grace Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of her son Rev. Scott Harrell until God called her home.
Shortly after graduation, she went out to California to stay with her sister Bobbie. She often spoke of this experience and the times she had there. She would soon return to Livingston to be close to her family. Outside of God, her family was the most important thing in her life.
Helen worked in many capacities to make sure she could provide for her family. She worked many years for Stubbs Petroleum for many years. Upon leaving Stubbs Petroleum she went on to work for TDCJ Inmate Trust Fund in a supervisory role until she retired.
On March 31, 2002, at Smith Memorial Church of God in Christ, Helen Johnson married Dec. Will Hill the love of her life.
The most important people in the world to her were her two children Tiffany Johnson and Scott Harrell and her grandchildren Xavier Harrell, Erikka Miles, and Genesis Harrell.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dec. Will Hill; both parents; Scott Johnson and Susan Johnson, Brothers, Henderson Johnson, and Johnny V. Johnson; Sisters, Florence Harrell, and Roxanna Harrell.
She leaves to cherish her memories: Daughter, Tiffany Johnson of Livingston, TX; a Son, Pastor Scott Harrell (Tyra) of Humble, TX; Grandchildren: Xavier Harrell, Erikka Miles, and Genesis Harrell; Godchildren: Courtney Miller (Christian) and Nicholas Robinson; Sisters: Flora Pickens of Seven Oaks, TX, Ora Johnson of Livingston, TX, Bobbie Scales (Eugene) of Compton, CA, Lois Rudolph (Edward), Battle Creek, MI, Deborah Johnson ( Darryl), Pamela Robinson (Willie), and Jacquline Randolph (Floyd) - all of Livingston, TX; Brothers: James Johnson (Elder Angel), Robert Johnson (Gracie), Larry Johnson, and Rev. Keith Johnson (Co-Pastor Clara) - all of Livingston, TX, a well as Douglas Johnson (Selena) of Battle Creek, MI; Aunts: Bettye Johnson of Los Angeles, CA and Jeanette Phlegm of Houston, TX; as well as a host of nephews, nieces, special friends, other relatives and friends
We just learned of Robert Earl Johnson's passing today from reading the obituaries and signed the guest book for him. But was shocked to read that his sister had passed 15 days earlier. So, we are sending a double portion or sympathy to the Johnson family, and we want you, the family and especially her son, Rev. Harrell to know that we are praying for you at this time of sorrow. We know that you are a family that loves the Lord, and are praying for each other at this difficult time. But we hope that it will bring some comfort to know you have friends that are feeling your pain as well, in this time of sorrow. May God bless each family member and give you peace.
Edd Lewis and Hattie White & family, San Antonio. Tx. Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM
I am praying for my family and cousin Helen J. Hill.
Alice Wilson Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM
Sending love and prayers from Florida Frank and I send our love to the family. Sorry we couldnt be there but we love you all dearly. Auntie Helen will be missed so much. May God continue to strengthen and keep us all.
Frank and Pam Pickens Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM
Sending Love and Prayers to Tiffany, Scott, and Family during the loss of your Beautiful Mother. May God Comfort and Strengthen each of You during this time. Your Mother/Sister was a beautiful Soul. Love and Prayers
Sister Rosalind Wright Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Helen Hill
Brenda Bennett Jul 7 2020 12:00 AM
Thanks Helen Johnson for being a role model In the community of BlanchardEtiquette and business acumen were 2 examples. Roxanne and I as kids admired you. Family first with a shot of wisdom and a big smile is how i knew you.
Marvline Renae Jul 7 2020 12:00 AM
Rest in love Aunt Helen, I'll always cherish my time with you and my last day with you. You were at peace even though you didn't want us to know it, and sometimes I think you planned that way, just your way of having the final word. Love you.
Terrie Johnson Clark Jul 6 2020 12:00 AM
To Scott, Tyra, Xavier and Genesis:Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We stand with you all during this time.Frank Duerson, MD
Frank Duerson, MD Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Forever in Our HeartsWe will dearly miss you HelenBobbie, Gene, Anissa & RyanBobbie Scales
Bobbie Scales Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM