Martha Johnson

In Memorial

Martha (Jones) Johnson, 48, of Shamrock, entered Heaven on Saturday, June 19, 2010. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held 10AM Friday, June 25th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation gathering with the family will be 6 to 8PM Thursday, June 24th at the Bellmead Civic Center. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Martha was born September 22, 1961 in Bryan to Albert and Billie (Hall) Jones. She graduated from Connally High School in 1980 and also received her Associates Degree from TSTI in 1982. She was Compliance Manager for British Petroleum Co.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her Mother: Billie Jones of Waco, Tx Sisters: Beverly Straub and her husband John Rogers of Austin, Tx and Cindy Grams and her husband Steve of Waco, Tx; brother: James Jones of Austin; daughters: Mary Johnson of Shamrock, Tx and Jennifer Robinson and her husband Chris of Thibodeaux, La; Sons: Chet Johnson and his wife Kelly of Jacksonville, Fl, Ray Johnson Jr. and his wife Heather of Rosepine, La and Eric Johnson and his wife Tori of Iota, La Granddaughters: Haven Lavergne and Arden Johnson Grandsons: Travis Lavergne, Hunter Johnson, Tanner Johnson, and Jake Johnson. The family is deeply saddened by this loss and appreciates all of the prayers, thoughts, and generosity.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Adaline (Parkinson) & Roger Schelling

    When Life makes no sense, and God seems so very far away, In Truth the only footsteps in the sand are His as He carries you through your deepest grief and pain. Our love and prayers are with you all. Adaline & Roger Schelling

  2. Amber Nix Pendleton

    I offer my heartfelt sympathy to Martha’s family. I hope the kind thoughts of her many friends old (we went to Connaly High School together)and new will make the grief a little easier to bear. Her cheerfulness & light will be missed by all. Loved our talks by the pool.

  3. Angela (Ballard) Koke

    I grew up down the street from the Jones family. All four kids babysat my brother and I at some point or another, but Martha and Bev continued to help take care of us all the up thru junior high. Bev and Martha could have been twins with their smile and joy and their sweet little voices and especially their love for others and selflessness. Billie and her sweet children have always been such a blessing to me and my family. Love you all dearly.

  4. My love and prayers to all of the Johnson family. Martha and I searched for property until we found the perfect place for them to move to in Texas. I was their realtor, but most of all they were my friends. Angie Johnston, ERA , Amarillo Texas

  5. Arden Amy Thelin

    All of you are in my thoughts.

  6. Barbara (Harwell) DeRoon

    Dear sweet Martha….my best friend all thru school and was in my wedding and was one friend that I kept in touch with since graduating in 1980. I will miss her dearly and my heart is saddened to have lost such a special friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. Beverly, please let me know if I can do anything for you. I know this is hard for all of you.

  7. Bettie (Jones) Bowren

    Dear Martha, I’m still numb from thinking about you’re being gone from this earthly life! I’m going to miss you a lot! I can feel you in the air and in my spirit. Your smile, laughter, and love for everyone will continue to ring forever in our hearts! We’ll try to cover your mom and family with your love, as you’ve always done, but your shoes will be hard to fill! I’m sad you’re gone, but I find myself smiling just picturing your contagious smile and laughter! Sweet Cousin Martha, one by one, we’ll all travel to be with you in God’s heaven; life is precious and shorter than we know. I love you so much!!! ….Bettie

  8. Boone & Wendi Bucher

    Hi Beverly:

    Boone and I wanted to let you know that we love you and are so very sorry for you loss. Your family is in our prayers and we hope that your family can find some peace during this difficult time.

    Our our love and sympathy,
    Boone and Wendi

  9. Martha, my dear sweet cousin, you will always be remembered as a loving, caring,thoughtful person. We had some wonderful times together n I will cherish them in my heart. dear. Cousin Candy

  10. My heart is broken for Martha’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of knowing her and will remember her as a person of integrity and faith. She will be missed.

  11. There is no way to express the feelings of losing such a wonderful person. There are many great memories that have been shared with Aunt Martha. She loved to be around family, and especially loved children. Her memory will be cherished in our hearts forever. Love, Christina, Lindsey, Lucas, Christopher, & Nicholas.

  12. Darla Lacey Kalchik

    I remember how kind and sweet Martha always was. We just spoke a few weeks ago. So saddened by this news. Much sympathy to her family. The family will be in our prayers.

  13. Debbie Brown Zunker

    This world has lost a beautiful spirit but heaven gained another angel. Martha will be missed. Rest in peace.

  14. Debbie Parkinson & Family

    My heart goes out to your family, our prayers are with all of you and may God Bless and heal your hearts.

  15. Denise Best Simons

    I will always love her smile and the love the she gave to everyone!!!

  16. Diane (Sissie) Britton

    I will miss her. She was beautiful inside and out. You are in no pain now and in a better place. Please be my guardian angel.

  17. Donna (Miller) Garner

    I went to Connally High School with Martha. We were bunk buddies in Drill Team. She thought it was so funny that i actually made the squad. The hours she spent working with me! She had a smile that would light up a room. The thing i remember most is her heart felt laugh! My thoughts and prayers are with her family. You will be missed my dear friend.

  18. I so enjoyed working with Martha. She always brought a smile and positive thought into the room and would do anything for anyone.

    She will be missed by everyone she has come in contact with.

  19. Dear sweet cousin, we miss you so much. Your lovely smile will remain on my heart. I look forward to seeing you again one day.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. May they all find peace in the presence of God in their lives.

  20. Gail Howse DeVoll

    Martha and I were in drill team together, we had so much fun, when my boys were born I often thought of Martha, because of the color of her hair, my boys had the platinum blonde also. Martha you will truly be missed by so many people.

  21. Hannah O'Donoghue

    May you be held in this time of grief by a faith that believes that Martha’s life is not ended.
    much love

  22. Jan and Bobby Cannaday

    Our hearts are so saddened to hear of your sister’s untimely passing. We’re sending you all our love and blessings during this most difficult time.

  23. Janice Forcher-Martin

    Loved this girl! Martha and I graduated from Connally High and she was also in my wedding! What a wonderful memory of her! I remember many walks to the pool over the summer, and sharing many secrets and Dr. Pepper along the way!

  24. My love and prayers are with you as you gather to remember this light in your lives.

  25. Karen Martin Matthews

    Martha was the sweetest person on the Drill Team and had such a sweet spirit. She would laugh at me and my sister fighting on the line, and was such a nice fun person. How tragic her life was cut short. My prayers are for her family to find some peace at this time.

  26. Kathleen Davis and Eremos Community

    Dear Beverly, Mrs. Jones and Family,
    All of us in the Eremos Community are so very saddened to hear of your loss of your Martha. We are holding you and your family in our hearts and prayers.

    Kathleen Davis, Jean Springer and the Eremos Community

  27. Kim Ballard Miller

    Martha will be remembered as one of the sweetest people I know. We were in drill team together in High School and had some of the best times! My prayers are with her family at this difficult time. She will truly be missed.

  28. I went to high school with Martha and just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with all her family. Her bright and bubbly personality is what I remember most. Just seeing her smiling face would make you smile in return, no matter what your mood. She will truly be missed.

  29. I tried so hard to find the right words to say. Only one kept coming to mind – angel. Rest in peace.

  30. There is no words to express the feelings of losing such a wonderful person. There are many great memories, like the lipstick kisses we got everytime we saw you. You were a great joy to be around and you loved to be around family. You will forever be loved and missed. Love,
    Laura and Logan.

  31. Martha has touched my life in so many ways. There are no words that will truely express how great of a person she was. She will always be in my heart and one day will we sit in heaven together!

  32. What can I say? Simple words cannot express the dearness Martha meant to all who knew her. The radiant smile and lilting laughter will be with us forever. That twinkle in her eye will remain as a memory, making each person who holds it close a much better person. Martha was, still is, and will always be, the epitome of love.

  33. Lisa McKamie Muttiah

    To the Johnson and Jones families, I am so very sorry for the tragic loss of Martha. In high school, I remember Martha as one of the sweetest and kindest persons. She was always smiling and so genuinely kind. My belief is that she carried these same characteristics through her life as she became a mother and grandmother. Our prayers are with all of you as you mourn the loss of Martha.

  34. Liz Maler Bowles

    I cannot believe that Martha is gone. She was such a wonderful person that I had the priviledge of going to Connally with. The thing I will miss the most about her is her warm smile! She is truly going to be missed but heaven has rcvd a bright and beautiful angel. Beverly and Billie I am so sorry for your loss. I can only wish that god wraps his arms around you and comfort you in your time of loss. My prayers go out to her family.

  35. Lynne Gilmore Culverhouse

    My Dear Sweet Friend Martha,
    You were such a special person, so full of love and kindess. When people speak of you they remember that you were kind to everyone. I remember all the fun and friendship. No matter how many years and distance seperated us, we could connect and feel like it was just yesterday that we saw each other. You raised a beautiful family! What a wonderful mother and grandmother you were. You have left children that have your heart — which is a blessing to the world. We will miss you, but you will live on in our hearts.

  36. Dear sweet family, I regret that prior commitments have kept me from being there with you today. Know that you are loved and prayed for this day and the days to come.

  37. What can I say that only time can heal? Know that your family and especially you, Bev are in my prayers.
    Love you!

  38. Nora (Polston) Arbuckle

    Billie Jean, my heart goes out to you in this tragic loss. I pray that God will surround you with his love.

  39. Martha was a very special person. She could light up a room and take care of business. I will truly miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Patti

  40. BEVERLY,


  41. Losing a child, mother and sibling is difficult when one so lovely is lost. All my love to Matha and her loving family

  42. Tammy Allenbaugh-Hesser

    I am so sorry for the loss of Martha. I have such fond memories of her in high school. What a truly wonderful person she was. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  43. Tammy Baker-Gossett

    I went to school with Martha in late junior high school and the first couple of years of high school. She was truely a great friend to have and will be missed by all. My prayers are with each of the family members.

  44. Theresa Picha Anderson

    Martha brought so many gifts to so many lives. May her gifts of love, smiles, and laughter carry on through all the lives she touched.
    "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal."

  45. Tony and Rhonda Scarpulla

    We send our prayer and sincere sadness at your loss. Martha was a precious and wonderful person. May God be with you through this difficult time and always.

  46. Beverly,John, and Billie,
    We are so sorry for your loss and the tragic circumstances over the past week-end. We can’t be there in person for you but our arms (Weldon, Steven, Meghan and my own) are embracing you in spirit. We will be in touch. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Tracy Tuma, Weldon Ponder, and Steven and Meghan Ponder

  47. Knowing Martha was such a blessing to my life. She was so kind and so full of joy.

    May her family find peace during this time and remember the times of joy and smile in remembrance of those special times.

  48. Knowing Martha was such a blessing to my life. She was so kind and so full of joy.

    May her family find peace during this time and remember the times of joy and smile in remembrance of those special times.

  49. Knowing Martha was such a blessing to my life. She was so kind and so full of joy.

    May her family find peace during this time and remember the times of joy and smile in remembrance of those special times.

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