Mariolyn Johnson, lovingly known as “Ma”, “Grandma”, and “Gigi”, peacefully passed from this life, surrounded by loved ones, on Friday, April 19, 2019. Mariolyn was born in Temple, Texas on June 28, 1932 to Bernice (Asbury) Chandler and John K. Chandler. Mariolyn loved her family and served them well throughout the years as a homemaker. Family was always number one in her eyes. She loved doting on her grandkids and cherished every moment she had with them. Mariolyn was caring, loved her animals, enjoyed her flowers and gardens, was talented with cross stitch and crafting. She enjoyed making flower arrangements and creating with decoupage. Mariolyn was a great cook and always insisted on large family meals at every gathering. She enjoyed fishing with her cane pole, loved Knick knacks, especially Precious Moments. She found great peace and joy in watching the birds around her home and would let the squirrels have it for eating up their food. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband William Thomas Johnson; brothers James, David, John Jr., Dwight (Chandlers); sisters Catherine Young, Minnie Maynard, Doris Elliott, Francis Shaw; son John Ray Johnson. Left to cherish her memory are sons William E. Johnson (Billy), Carl Thomas Johnson and wife Jo; daughters Linda Johnson, Nancy Jordan; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous other nieces and nephews; as well as many other extended family and loving friends. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, April 22, 2019 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Mariolyn’s honor to a charity of your choice.
Funeral Service to be held 11:00am, Friday, April 19, 2019 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7620 Baker Blvd, North Richland Hills, Texas 76118
In memory of Brian Patrick Hightower. Brian passed to his heavenly home on April 7, 2019. The love he had in God were shown by the example of the life he has left. He was a man of integrity, a man of his word, was honest, dependable, and hard working. Whether at work or his regular day to day life he always went beyond what was required or expected of him. Most of his adult life was spent caring for others whether it was family or friends. He was proud of his service to his country while serving in the US Army, serving three terms. These last few months he was planning and dreaming of retirement in a few years, and an easier life ahead with his wife. He loved the ocean and always felt at peace when he was near it. His favorite Bible verse was Psalm 23. We will miss you Brian; but will carry you and the example you have left in our hearts always and forever. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me by still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surley goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23. A memorial celebration of Brian’s life will be held at 3:30pm on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas.
Wayne Holland, a loving father, grandfather and friend to many, left this world on April 4, 2019 at the age of 76. He was born in Farmersville, Texas to Clarence Alton and Casie Mae (Myrick) Holland on December 22, 1942. Wayne enjoyed fishing and would take trips to Lake Houston, Corpus Christi, Texas City, Lake Conroe and Galveston. He will lovingly be remembered as a great story teller, and a connoisseur of food. Wayne enjoyed finding and trying new recipes, grilling out and got excited when he would find new restaurants to try. He is preceded in death by both parents, brothers Kenneth and David, and sisters Juanita and Billie. Left to cherish his memory are his son Stephen Holland and wife Rebecca; grandchildren Kellie, Joshua, Alexis, Earnest Holland and Sean Allemang; nieces Debbie Parcel, Pam Darnell, and Janet Drefahl; nephew Mike Ellis along with numerous extended family and loving friends. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm, on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at South Fork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Drive, Parker, TX 75002. In lieu of flowers, please donate, all donations are to help off-set the cost of cremation and the Celebration of Life for Wayne. All donations, of any amount, are greatly appreciated, donations can be made using this link Donations
Julio P. Márquez, at the age of 96, after a long and beautiful life, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born in Havana, Cuba on January 9, 1923. Son to Vicenta Padrón and Ambrosio Márquez. Julio was a devoted and loving father and grandfather, and was cherished by everyone he met. His Cuban charm, kindness, and happiness were his moving traits. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Michelle Felix and the love of her life Victor Mercado; son Anthony Marquez and wife Adriana; second daughter Josefina (Josie) Palomera and fiancé Doug Larussi; and grandchildren Cassandra, Marissa, Anthony Jr, Andy, Christopher, and Malvis. Julio is preceded in death by his parents, his oldest son Julio Alfredo Márquez, and his ten brothers and sisters. A Catholic Mass will be held at 10:00 am, with a Rosary said just prior, on Monday, April 8, 2019 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 180 Samuel Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019. Burial will be immediately following Mass at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060.