Mary Jo Johnson, age 81, of Copperas Cove passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018, in Temple. Graveside Services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Gillium Cemetery.
Mary Jo was born on December 27, 1936, in Maxdale, Texas to the late Willie and Mamie Brittian McElroy. She attended school in Maxdale. In 1952, she married Paul N. Johnson in Killeen. They met when he was stationed at Fort Hood and settled in Copperas Cove in 1961. Mary Jo loved her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow up and caring for her animals.
Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Willie McElory and her step-father, Virgil Bouchelle.
Mary Jo is survived by her children, Randel Johnson of Oakalla, Ricky Johnson and wife, Jina, Becky Ellis and husband, Fuzz both of Belton; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.