Connie Lou Johnson
By Wise Funeral Home
Sep 15, 2021
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Bonham, Texas -- Connie Lou Johnson, 64, passed away on the 14th of September 2021. Visiting hours will be held at the Wise Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Wise Funeral Home on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Bonham’s Arledge Ridge Cemetery.

Connie was born in Gilmer, TX on November 15, 1956, to Orvel and Louise (Clayton) Surratt. She graduated from Paul H. Pewitt High School in 1975 before earning her Bachelor of Science in Vocational Home Economics at East Texas State University.

Connie began her 39-year career in education at Ysleta ISD in El Paso. That started her incredible journey of mentor and friendship to so many. Upon her marriage to Willard, she moved to Bonham and touched countless students in her 4 years at Dodd City and 17 years at Trenton ISD.

Along with total devotion to her family, Connie was devoted to sharing those family values with countless high school students through FCCLA Star events. Connie’s students won numerous state and national awards.  Connie retired from Trenton in 2017. She was blessed to be able to spend her days with her two precious grandchildren, Eli and Koley.

Connie served numerous different roles throughout her career none more important to her than the role of: Friend, Mentor, Wife, Mom and MawMaw.

Connie is survived by her son, Cramer (Regan) Johnson; and grandchildren, Eli and Koley Johnson; mother-in-law, Helen (West) Johnson, all of Bonham, TX. She is also survived by her brother, Donnie (Vickie) Surratt, of Mt. Vernon, TX; sister-in-law, Betsie Surratt, of Lindale, TX; sister-in-law, Reba (Ben) Williams, of Fairview, TX; brother-in-law Billy (Luana) Johnson, of Kaufman, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Connie was preceded in death by her father Orvel Surratt, her mother Louise Surratt, her brother Robbie Surratt, sister-in-law Debra Johnson and her Husband Willard Johnson.

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