Services for Helen "Peggy" Johnson, 82, of Killeen, will be on Friday, January 29, 2016 at First United Methodist Church Killeen at 10:00am, with Pastors Jeff Miller and Alison Zollinger officiating.
Visitation will begin at 9:00am in the church.
Mrs. Johnson died while in Hospice care on January 24, 2016. She was born on August 13, 1933 in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey to the late William and Helen Wright.
Peggy married Wilbur Wray Johnson on January 15, 1955, in Cape May, New Jersey. They soon relocated to LaGrange, Texas, where Wilbur was the band director and Peggy was the organist for the First United Methodist Church in LaGrange for 18 years. She also taught piano and voice to many students in the LaGrange area and then became an elementary teacher for the LaGrange Independent School District.
She has been a resident of Killeen since 1973. Helen was a Killeen ISD Elementary Music Teacher at West Ward and Pershing Park Elementary Schools. She touched the hearts of many Killeen students both in and out of the classroom. She heralded many All State vocalist and accompanied many KISD students in a variety of musical endeavors. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Killeen and the Chancel Choir. She played with the Bell Choir and Bell Quintet for many years. After retiring, she became a member and a section leader in the Sweet Adelines, a women's barbershop style chorus. She was a proud volunteer at the Metroplex Hospital for over 10 years and was responsible for a variety of duties.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Johnson, and son Mark K. Johnson and a sister, Florence Mary Garrett.
She is survived by a daughter, Marla K. Hill of Cedar Park, Texas. She has four grandchildren, Marshall and Erin Johnson, and Lauren and Rebecca Hill. Brother, William R. Wright. and numerous nieces and nephews in New Jersey, Virginia and Texas.
In lieu of flowers Peggy has requested charitable contributions to: MD Anderson Cancer Center in memory of her son, Mark Johnson; Alzheimer's association in memory of her husband, Wilbur; Second Chance Animal Shelter in Killeen.