Betty Tidrow Johnson

September 14, 2021
Betty Tidrow Johnson Betty Tidrow Johnson

Betty Cathryn Tidrow Johnson went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 13, 2021. It is most certainly a beautiful reunion with her beloved husband and family members gone before her.

She was born on May 8, 1942. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Orville Lyne Johnson of Rusk; father and mother, James Walter and Ora Augusta Tidrow of Rusk; brother, James Walter Tidrow Jr. of Rusk; sisters, Faye Tidrow Fleet of Henderson, Adell Tidrow Maxwell of Rusk and Patricia Tidrow Huffman of Rusk.

She is survived by her sons, Jeff Johnson and fiancée Cyndi Davis Williams of Rusk, Bryan and Shannon Johnson of Rusk; grandchildren, Lauren and Kyle Dyess of Rusk, Kyle and Haley Johnson of Trinity, TX, Emily Johnson-Hudnall of Trinity, Jay and Haily Johnson of Willis, TX, Morgan Johnson of Rusk and Andrew Johnson of Rusk; several nieces and nephews including Kenneth Tidrow, Kevin Dewbre, Vicky Davis, Becky Coladipietro, Linda Harris, Tommy Huffman, Shearon Crippen and Chris Ousley.

Betty was a lab tech at Nan Travis Hospital and spent many years as a legal secretary in Rusk. She retired from the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office in Rusk in 2014. Betty will be remembered for her unconditional love for her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was happiest when she was making the ones she loved happy and was the truest definition of mother, caregiver and friend. She has been a resident of Rusk all of her life and will be missed by the many friends and acquaintances in the community.

Visitation will be at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be at First Baptist Church in Rusk at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 with Rev. Danny Bristow officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk. Pallbearers will include Steven Lovelady, Gary Starkey, Brady Grimes, Kevin Dewbre, Kenneth Tidrow and Bobby Thrash Jr.

The family asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, TX.