In Memory of
August 18, 1922 - December 11, 2014
Johnnie C. Deavenport, age 92, of Houston Texas, departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 11, 2014. She was born in Roane Texas on August 18, 1922 to Sherrod and Graham Conner. After graduating from high school she moved to Midland Texas where she met her husband, John Leslie Deavenport. The family moved to Houston in 1956.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She was active in her church, Westbury Baptist. She enjoyed traveling, fashion, painting, and hosting family gatherings. She will be remembered by her family for her kind generosity, enthusiastic spirit, and her love for the beauty of God's creation.
She is survived by her daughters, Jo Nell Watson and husband Kenneth, and Jane Ann Lowe and husband John; 5 grandchildren, Robert McElvany and wife Ginny, Jennifer Bucklew and husband Brian, Krista Ammons and husband Paul, Sheryl Grotewold and husband Hank, and John Watson; and 9 great grandchildren Lindsey and Brandon McElvany, Andrew, Lydia, and Joseph Bucklew, Skylar Ammons, Noelle and Chloe Preece, and Will Grotewold. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and 9 brothers and sisters.
The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Earthman Bellaire Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Westbury Baptist Church, with Pastor Jeff Berger officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in her honor may send a contribution by mail to Camp Tejas 1038 PR2191 Giddings, TX 78942.
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