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Henrietta Johnson

Henrietta Johnson was born April 2, 1924, the tenth child of Oscar and Millie (Price) Baker (both preceded her in death) in Leon County, Texas.

Mrs. Henrietta lived a joyful life in the Hopewell community, proud, and loving her relatives and friends. She accepted Christ at the early age of eleven in Hopewell Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E.D. Overall on a Thursday night during a revival where Rev. Noah was the preacher. It was during the song, “Come, Come Don’t You Want To Go” when she made the decision to be the Lord’s servant, and she served faithfully until her health no longer allowed her. But she strived to do her best at all times. She remained a faithful and active member for eighty-three years from baptism to her death. Mrs. Henrietta endured through numerous pastors, deacons, and changes. She served in many capacities including teaching Sunday School at an early age (Primary and Junior Classes), teaching BYPU at the age of fourteen to the adults, singing for many years in the choir and serving as Youth Director for too many years to count to Hopewell and the Regular New Home District Association. Until her death, she continued to advocate for the Regular New Home District Association to march on. She was the Junior Mission President for many years and cherished the second Sunday service every March with the “tan dresses” and Rev. Dominick or Rev. Jones bringing the message. Mrs. Henrietta loved to teach to all and loved everyone equally. She never met a stranger and was a genuinely happy person in Christ.

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James “Duke” Washington

Homegoing services for James “Duke” Washington, age 72, were held at 11 A.M., Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Pastor Michael Washington officiated the service. Interment was in the Culton Cemetery in Leona, Texas.

James Washington was born September 4, 1945, in Leona, Texas to Sid and Mordell Washington. James Accepted Christ at an early age and attended Hillary United Methodist Church in Leona, Texas. He also attended public school in Leona, Texas.

Active Pallbearers: Spence Mayes, Joe Brooks, Patrick Reed, Nathan Jones, Carl Jeffery, Brian Miles

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