RANGER — The Rev. Glenda Faye Johnson, 69, of Ranger, Texas, went to be with our Lord and Savior Sept. 13, 2007.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Ranger, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Visitation took place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Meals on Wheels of Ranger, Texas.
She was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Odessa, Texas. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1956 and attended Odessa College. After college, she married Billy Jenkins of Odessa. She raised her children and others in Gardendale and Monahans, Texas.
In 1972, Glenda married Carl Julian in Odessa and then moved to Monahans. She worked as a veterinarian’s assistant, and a clerk for the justice of peace of Ward County. Glenda also worked for a radio station in Kermit, Texas, and trained drug dogs for school inspections across West Texas.
In 1980, Glenda married the love of her life, Lloyd P. Johnson. Lloyd was a deputy sheriff in Monahans. They later moved to Colorado City, Texas, when Lloyd became a Methodist minster. He also served the church in Silverton, Texas.
Glenda and Lloyd provided the music ministry for 54 Walks of Emmaus. They sang and made music for the Lord in many churches across Texas and New Mexico. In 1994, Lloyd went to be with our Lord.
Glenda returned to Colorado City where she helped with upholstery work and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Glenda later became a Methodist minister and served as the pastor for churches in Loraine, Hermaleigh, Quitaque, Turkey and Ranger, Texas. She served 11 years as a Methodist minister and dedicated her life to serving the Lord.
Glenda’s parents Elrey and Zanie Ash preceded her in death.
Glenda is survived by her children Bradley Jenkins and wife, Tracey, of Houston, Laura Jenkins of Brownwood, Becky Hancock and husband, Mike, of College Station, Sheila Simmons and husband, Stoney, of Missouri, Mikeal Vermilyen and husband, John, of Fort Hood, and Minerva Colley and husband, Leigh, of Arlington; her sister, Barbara Hickey and husband, Carroll, of Arlington; her brother, Elrey Ash II and wife, Livvy, of College Station; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.