March 16, 1932 - June 16, 2021
On Wednesday June 16, 2021, Juanita, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Juanita was the sixth of seven children born to Hugh & Zeola McSmith on March 16, 1932, in Trickham, Texas. She grew up in Carrizozo, New Mexico and after graduating, moved to San Angelo, Texas where she met the love of her life, Johnny Johnson at church. They married on September 13,1951 and were Blessed with sixty-seven wonderful years together. Juanita played a pivotal role of raising a family while juggling the daily grinds of a country mom. It was not beneath her to shoot and remove a bobcat from the hen house or the rattlesnake from the front porch. Nor, never wavering from her sixty mile round trip school bus driving duties that were carried out daily, regardless of weather conditions - in the family station wagon. Juanita was able to withstand the hands of time, and if her hands could talk, you could not write a better life. (Not to mention, one of those hands to the back side - went a long way with an individual's train of thought.) She loved taking care of and spending time with her family. Her many talents included playing the piano, singing, and square dancing. She was an accomplished seamstress making everything from clothing for the family, to prom dresses and their square dance outfits for competitions. At the age of seventy, her and Johnny found their passion for Princess cruising and were Blessed to get to see and travel the world. She is survived by one son Mark Johnson and two daughters, Sherri Onstead and Terri Brownlee & husband Darrick. Juanita had nine grandchildren. Dawnette Thompson & husband Steve, Chad Onstead, Lacy Slaymaker & husband Mitch. Dustin Brownlee & wife Rachel, Brittani Brownlee & fiancé Clint, Tyler Brownlee & wife Alexandria, Brandon Johnson & wife Niki, Delaina Mendez, RaeLynn Salcido & husband Adrian. Fourteen great grandchildren. Jimmy, Wyatt, Andrew, Sage, Justin, Kennady, Karter, Kandyce, Lillian, Jacey, Jaxson, Nathan, Emma, & Jordan. One sister in law, Velma Brown, and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Johnny. Her parents Hugh & Zeola McSmith. One son Weylin. A granddaughter Michelle Onstead. Four brothers, Joe, Leroy, Newman, & Delbert McSmith. And two sisters Aletha Barton & LaVerne Lindsay. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 22,2021 at Cherokee Baptist Church with Shannon Bond officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Onstead, Brandon Johnson, Dustin Brownlee, Tyler Brownlee, Jimmy Kniss, & Wyatt Kniss.
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