Billie Lea Johnson Woosley, age 95 of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Benton, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born on October 2, 1918 to Robert Lee and Lora Cole Johnson of Conway, she married Lester Woosley of Carlisle, Arkansas on October 3, 1943. They had 61 wonderful years together until his death in 2005.
She held various jobs in her lifetime, including elementary teacher, librarian, and public utility clerk. She enjoyed playing the piano for family and friends, was an accompanist for dance recitals, and played for several adult Sunday school classes. She also enjoyed playing bridge until her failing eyesight made this too difficult. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton and more recently First United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas.
She is also preceded in death by her parents and sister Martha Lou Johnson.
Mrs. Woosley is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Becky and Roger Taylor of Melissa, Texas; and Carol and Mike Wallace of Farmersville, Texas; four grandchildren, Brett Taylor of Allen, Texas; Russ Taylor of Rogers; Lawrie Wallace and husband Aubrey of Fort Worth, Texas; and Scott Wallace and wife Candace of North Hollywood, California, and several cousins.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Friday, August 15 at First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas with inurnment to follow at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 16 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity.