Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 9, 2015

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Services for Connie Lynn Johnson, 57, of Mabank, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.

Connie, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with her Lord on March 2, 2015, in Mabank.
She was born on October 19, 1957, in Dallas, to Sybil and W.C. Carr.

Connie grew up in Dallas and Pittsburg before moving to Mabank during her teenage years. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Jimmy Johnson, the two traveled around the world as a family in the U.S. Air Force. They and their four children spent time in several states, Germany and Portugal before returning home to the Mabank area in 1992.

For her entire life, Connie was an inspirational example of Christian love to those around her. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City for more than 20 years.

She loved children and took any child who came across her path into her heart. In addition to her own four children, many of her children’s friends came to love her as their mother.

As a Sunday school teacher and AWANA director, she was a loving influence to an entire generation.

When she wasn’t taking care of the young, she was caring for the elderly in her job as a home health aide. She showed compassion to each of her patients, and considered many of them family.

But the ones she loved most of all were her six grandchildren, and she was never happier than when she was spending time in her role as Grammy.

When she wasn’t taking care of others, she loved studying the Bible, painting and decorating her home.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, brother Clinton Carr, sister Bertha Murdock, several grandparents and members of her husband’s family.

She is survived by her husband and the love of her life for more than 40 years, Jimmy Johnson, of Mabank, children and spouses Jennifer and Michael Hannigan of Athens, Jimmy Johnson II and fiancée Carla James of Terrell, Daniel and Season Johnson of Athens, and Christina and Keith Baldwin of Mabank; grandchildren Sean and Aislynn Hannigan of Athens, Bethany and Malachi Baldwin of Mabank, and Michael and Brandon James of Terrell; sister and brother-in-law Kathy and Melvin Nunley of Mt. Vernon, brother and sister-in-law Clayton and Pamela Carr of Huntsville, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other loved relatives.
Pallbearers will be Keith Baldwin, Johnathan Brown, Jesse Carr, Morgan Carr, Michael Hannigan and Christopher Johnson.

Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 9, 2015

Funeral services for Mason L. Hopkins, 78, were held Feb. 27, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church in Seagoville. Interment followed at Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank.

Hopkins was born to Lucille and Lewis Hopkins Aug. 31, 1936, in Mabank and died Feb. 21, 2015.

Hopkins loved the Lord and participated regularly in church activities at Calvary Baptist Church in Seagoville. Gospel singing was very dear to his heart and if he was able to sing and be involved in church, then he was a very happy man.

Affectionately known as “Pops” to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he enjoyed quality time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Corina Jones, Lola Jane Anderholm and son Mason Eugene Hopkins.

Survivors include his wife of almost 22 years, Mary Frances Hopkins, son Clyde Walter Hopkins, stepchildren Margaret Kirkland and Carrol Daniel; son-in-law Terry Kirkland, grandchildren Michael Gunter, Mason Hopkins, Heidi Latham, Josh and Lexy Kirkland; great-grandchildren Lucas, Mia, Abbie and Emma; brother Beauford Ray Hopkins; aunt Hazle Meradith, and a host of extended family and friends.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 9, 2015

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Funeral services for Belinda “Kitty” Belknap, of Canton, were held Feb. 21, 2015, at Providence Baptist Church in Tool, with Rev. Steven Palmer officiating. Interment followed at Tool Cemetery.

Kitty was born Oct. 7, 1953, in Dexter, Mo., to parents Bruno Majewski and Melba (Breshears) Majewski, and entered into eternal rest Feb. 18, 2015, at the age of 61.

Kitty loved her family dearly. She enjoyed spending time with Coy. Kitty liked to play mystery puzzle games and computer games. She was always waiting for Robbie to come home from work; he was her world. She loved Robbie with all her heart. Kitty also had a bird she loved, Bandit.

She attended Wilmer ISD.

Kitty was Baptist by faith and a listener of God’s word. She was a beautiful loving wife, mother and grandmother, who will be missed by all who knew her.

Kitty was preceded in death by her parents and aunt Glenda Breshears.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robbie Belknap, of Canton, son Jeremy Belknap and wife Lacie Jackson of Tool, son Charley Belknap and wife Nikki of Scurry, daughter Kimberly Rivera of Payne Springs, daughter Tanya Belknap of Victoria, son Coy Belknap of Canton, 18 grandchildren, sister Ann Parker of North Carolina and brother Bruno Majewski Jr. of Payne Springs, other loving family members and many more friends.
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