Jessie Mae Overby
Jessie Mae Overby
  • November 16, 1938 - December 19, 2017
  • Spring, Texas

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Jessie Mae Johnson Overby was born in Covington, Texas on November 16, 1938 to JV (Bud) and Viola Johnson. She grew up in Hill County where love of family and God were paramount in her life. She graduated Valedictorian from Hillsboro High School a year earlier than required in 1955. Then attended TCU for one semester when she married Billy J Overby on December 17, 1955. They met at Hillsboro church of Christ when he winked at her while serving communion, that wink went on to become 62 years of a wonderful married life. They moved to Houston, Texas and had 2 daughters Linda Renea Overby and Rhonda Lynn Overby. Jess continued her education, while substitute teaching at Aldine High School, touching many students lives. She graduated from University of Houston with a BA in Education then taught math at Humble High School, Northland Christian School and was an Administrator in the Early Learning Program at Northland Christian school, all while raising her family. Throughout her life she worshiped at Hillsboro / Lindale and Bammel Road churches of Christ. She dearly loved Camp Bandina attending every year for 30 plus years. Currently, she and Bill have been worshipping at Conroe church of Christ becoming part of a very special small group. She had so many talents and passions Math, Art, Poetry, Singing, creating Videos; but most of all she loved Christ, her family and his children. Her love was unconditional and in her presence, you became the person God meant you to be.

Jess stepped into God's glory on December 19, 2017 surrounded by her family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by:
Parents - Bud and Viola Johnson
Brother - Weldon Johnson and his wife Dorothy Johnson, whom she loved like a sister
Nephew - Keith Johnson
Great Grand Daughter - Atlee Grace Boone

She is survived by:
Husband - Bill Overby
Daughter - Renea Boone and husband Rusty Boone
Daughter - Rhonda Hughes and husband Geary Hughes
Grandson: Daniel Boone and wife Shelley Boone
Grandson - Nathan Boone and wife Lauren Boone
Great Grandchildren - Olivia Boone, McKenna Boone, Braden Boone, Ryland Boone and Kynlee Boone
Nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends who filled her life with joy.
One of her many favorite scriptures:

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going."
John 14:1-4