Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


October 23, 2013

Hazel Gates Johnson

JACKSONVILLE —  Graveside service for Hazel Gates Johnson, age 88 ,of Jacksonville,  are scheduled for Wed., Oct. 23, 3 p.m. at North Redland Cemetery in Nacogdoches  with Rev. C.V. Yarbrough officiating. Services are under the of Sadler Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Mrs. Johnson passed away Oct. 20, 2013 in Dallas.

She was born March 26, 1925 in Long Branch, to the parents of William and Caroline Gates who preceded her in death. She married Enoch Johnson Jan. 18, 1949. After years of marriage Enoch proceed Hazel in death Sept. 1, 1986. Hazel was a faithful member of Rising Star Baptist Church in Jacksonville,  before moving to Dallas, with family, for health reasons.

Hazel worked at Nan Travis Hospital for over 20 years until her retirement.

Survivors include two sisters Jesse Willis of Houston; Flora Clemons of Dallas and five brothers; Vincent Gates of California, Charles Gates of Mt. Pleasant, James Gates of Desoto,  John and Jerry Gates both of Dallas. A host of nieces, nephews, great, great-great nieces and nephews and numerous others family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Sadler Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, please call (936) 564-4491 for time.   

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