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Wynnett Thomasae’ Johnson of Selma, Alabama
August 29, 1958 – July 30, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Proctor’s Mortuary Chapel
3520 Washington Blvd.
On August 29, 1958, Wynnett Thomasae’ Johnson was born to Wynn Johnson and then Odessa Johnson on Craig Air Force Base near Selma, Alabama. She spent most of her childhood years in Orange, Texas and accepted Christ at an early age. At Mount Zion Baptist Church,Wynnett was actively involved in Sunday School, Baptist Training Union, the Youth Choir, and the Youth Chapter of the NAACP. She would later go on to serve as a church musician. Wynnett had many fond memories of times with her cousins, the Garners, and at her Grandfather, Solomon Johnson’s Dry Cleaning Business. Wynnett attended West Orange Stark High School where she enjoyed being a part of the Drama Club and Choral Clubs. This involvement would lead her to the opportunity to participate with “The Orange Community House Players”, a local theatrical troupe that put on quarterly theatrical productions. Thus, at an early age, Wynnett developed her lasting love for expressing herself theatrically and through song.
Wynnett graduated from West Orange Stark in 1976 and went on to attend Stephen F Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Here she once again immersed herself in the Arts. Wynnett became involved in various theatrical productions, participated with several campus singing groups and became interested in painting. Wynnett graduated in 1980 with a B.S degree in Education and began teaching in the West Orange Cove School District at Oates Elementary, a school for gifted and talented students. She also taught at various elementary schools in the Beaumont area. During this period, Wynnett remained actively involved in various local theatrical and singing organizations in the Golden Triangle. She also had a passion for writing, drawing and was a self- taught Calligrapher. With brilliant skills at this craft, Wynnett could make any written or printed work visually come alive. In her spare time, Wynnett loved antiques and seeking out garage sales where she would discover, as she called them, “lost and hidden treasures” at bargain prices! She had an eye for decorating and for taking what seemed to be trash and turning it into something unique, creative and special. She loved clothes and shoes and was known for coordinating everything she wore. She dressed like a queen for all occasions.
Wynnett never met a stranger and had an uncanny knack for connecting and striking up a conversation with most everyone she met! She loved people and she had heart for encouraging and helping people even sometimes giving them her last dollar. She often opened up her home to perfect strangers feeding theme nutritionally, spiritually an intellectually. Wynnett had an insatiable desire for learning and information and was an avid reader of all sorts of topics. She was well read on a wide array of topics and disciplines. She would often send out weekly positive affirmations, quotes, and scriptures to family members and friends. Wynnett was the life of any party or gathering . and she was a vibrant light wherever she went. She had a way of making people feel good about themselves and keeping them laughing. Her passion for life, her quick wit, her generosity, her Spirit will be missed by all of her family and friends!
Wynnett’s Father Wynn T. Johnson, her mother Odessa L. Jackson, and her Step-Father Daniel W. Jackson Sr. preceded Wynnett in death.
Wynnett leaves behind to cherish her memories her son Timothy Johnson of Beaumont, Texas, two grandsons Ayden and Adonijah, Brother Daniel Jackson II and sister-in-law Tijuana, Nieces: Hannah and Gabrielle Jackson of Stone Mountain Georgia, Aunts Queen Esther Miles of Philadelphia, PA, Regina Robinson of Hoover, Alabama, Flora Jacobs of Dallas, Texas, Uncle Glynn Johnson of Philadelphia PA, and a host of cousins and friends.