Mrs. Joycesteen Jones Johnson was born December 19, 1931 to Frank Logan Jones and Alice McClure Jones. She was the fifth child of six siblings. She passed away peacefully Sunday, July 4, 2021 among her family and friends. She united with Providence Baptist Church under pastor R.R. Reese and was a faithful member before her health failed her. She was a very loving and kind person loved by all.
As a youth she sang in the Junior Choir. Later in life she served the Senior Usher Board. She loved her job as Usher and always had a smile for everyone that entered the door. Her great-grandmother, Rebecca Harris, was a Pioneer of this historic church.
Joycesteen graduated from Edwards High School as Salutatorian of her class, 1948. She continued her education at Samuel Houston College in Austin, TX. She was the first secretary of Edwards High School before integration of the schools.
She was the mother of four children and was married to Will Johnson for 22 years before his death. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter: Karen English Tucy Goudeau; one sister: Alice Jones Blair; four brothers: James Erskin Jones, Robert Scott Jones, Hartwell Duval Jones, and Frank Logan Jones Jr.; and one son-in-law, Loyd Roberson.
She leaves to cherish her legacy two sons: Norman (Julie) English and Michael (Perla) English, both of Gonzales, TX; one daughter: Pamela Roberson of Gonzales, TX.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her three grandchildren she raised: Krissy, Tricia, and Bianca; two wonderful nieces: Denise and Lisa Bailey and their family; nephews: Frank Jones III and his family; her brothers’ sons, Cory, Keith, and Brian; good friend and mother of two of her grandchildren, Glenda English; her first cousin and coffee drinking friend: Elizabeth Steemer; and special daughter, Sherrel Steemer.
She also leaves to cherish her memory, cousins, friends and some classmates from school.
Services will be held Friday, June 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church, with viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Church Street Cemetery in Gonzales, TX.
Ecclesiastes 9:11 was one of her favorite scriptures:
“THE RACE IS NOT GIVEN TO THE SWIFT OR STRONG BUT TO THOSE WHO ENDURE TO THE END.”