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Jessie L. “Mama Jess” Johnson, 75, Orange

 

Last updated 2/25/2019 at Noon

Jessie L. “Mama Jess” Johnson

Jessie L. Johnson, 75, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 22, 2019, in Port Arthur, Texas.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Born in Hebert, Louisiana, on August 1, 1943, she was the daughter of William Brown Hatten and Eula Curry. Jessie loved to cook and retired as a pastry chef from Sunset Grove Country Club after many wonderful years. She was the first original cook at Tuffy’s Restaurant as well as being an accomplished artist known for her pen and ink drawings. “Mama Jess” loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her children, Owen Thermon Johnson and wife Kay, Macie Lee Johnson, Jodie Lee Johnson and wife Angela, and Jamie Marie Hatten and husband Jim Lewis; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Lena Hatten, Michael Hatten, David Hatten, and Leo Hatten.

 

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