Doris Lucille Johnston
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Doris Lucille Johnston
  • September 7, 1934 - July 23, 2017
  • Crandall, Texas

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Doris Lucille (Grizzle)Johnston was born September 7, 1934 in Kiomatia, TX, the 1st daughter of Theodore and Myrtle Grizzle. (Kiomatia is 31 miles NE of Paris, TX, and is an Indian word meaning "clear water." The Grizzles were farmers in the Mesquite and Plano, TX areas. Doris was the oldest of seven children, and she graduated from Mesquite High School in 1952 as Valedictorian. She met her husband, Grady Carroll Johnston at a small church in Mesquite, and they were married as soon as she graduated from high school. Doris and Grady had two children, Grady Junior in 1955 and Doris Ann in 1966. Doris and her family lived in Kleberg Texas from 1958 to 2007, and spent her final years with her son & daughter-in-law in Crandall, TX. Doris Lucille loved the Lord, and trusted in her savior, Jesus Christ. Doris Lucille passed away on July 23, 2017 at the age of 82, at home in bed after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Roosevelt and Myrtle Frances Eitel Grizzle; her husband, Grady Carroll Johnston; daughter, Doris Ann Johnston; sister-in-law, Oleta Grizzle; brother-in-law, Jimmy Darrell Johnston; and sister-in-law, Kay Annette Johnston.

She is survived by the many she loved, who loved her, and by the so many who she touched with her kindness: brothers & sisters-in-law; Ted & Murlene Grizzle, Edwin & Melba Grizzle, Thomas & Janet Grizzle, Joe Grizzle (husband to Oleta), and Bob & Glo Grizzle; sister & brother-in-law; Wanda & Don Blevins; sister-in-law, Janet VanStory; brother-in-law, Gordon Marion Johnston & wife Pam; son, Grady Carroll Johnston, Jr. & wife Donna; granddaughter, Barbara Johnston Moore, and husband Gary; granddaughter, Jana Michelle Shoemate; great-grandchildren, Brandon Moore, Jason Moore, Christopher, Lauryn, and Alexia Prado, and Victoria Regan; great great grandchildren, Landyn and Lilly Regan; many, many nieces and nephews; many beloved extended family members, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., and Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., all at Grove Hill Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park.