Bobbie Lee Johnston

Bobbie Lee Johnston, 86, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Sunday, December 17, 2017.


Bobbie was a member of Temple Baptist Church for over 63 years, where she raised her family in the Lord. She loved her church family and always enjoyed being in church with them and serving where she was needed.  The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, and Hospice for the care of Ms. Bobbie during the past months.  A special thanks to Melinda, for putting her life on hold and taking care of Mom.  Bobbie looked forward to the times spent with her family, playing games, eating, laughing, talking and enjoying each other. She enjoyed crocheting, spending time outside, taking care of her flowers and plants, and enjoyed fishing when time permitted. Family was very important to her and she treasured the time spent with them.


Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Michael Smith and wife Nancy of Junction Community, LA, James L. Smith of DeRidder, LA and Leslie Warren Smith and wife Joyce of Chickasha, OK; daughters, Vickie Marie Pinkard and husband William of Cleveland, TX and Melinda Darlene Whiddon of DeRidder, LA; brother, Virgil Cantrell and wife Claudette of DeRidder, LA; sister, Geneva Richards of Bono, AK; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

receding her in death are her two husbands, Warren A. Smith and Lonnie Johnston; daughter, Lisa Annette Smith; parents, Elice and Pearl Cantrell; and three brothers, William H., Sylvester and Jack Cantrell.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home DeRidder, LA.  Visitation will continue on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA beginning at 9:00 AM until the time of service at 2:00 PM with Brother Frank Ott, Brother Alfred Kennedy and Brother Hershel Davis officiating.   Pallbearers are William Pinkard, Ramon Shaw, Johnathan Allen, Dusty Whiddon, Tim Cantrell and Agelo Cantrell.  Burial will follow at Lewis Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.

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