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Diane Johnson

diane johnson

June 5, 1944 ~ February 8, 2022

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Diane Marie Johnson, a longtime resident of San Antonio, Texas departed her life here on earth on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert Johnson Sr. and Johanna Baity Johnson; her siblings, Mable Hayward and Wilbert Johnson Jr. She leaves to forever cherish and adore her memories her two daughters, Bridgette Tilghman, Lisa Patrick (Jason) and son, Aaron Johnson. Two loving and devoted sisters: Barbara Ward and Wilma Velasquez and brother, James Johnson. Seven grandchildren: Nikki Tilghman, Jock Tilghman (Marissa), Joseph Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Jacob Velasquez (Alyssa), Jade Velasquez and Autumn Patrick. Six great-grandkids: Jacob Kai, Kace, Boston, Gigi, Malani, Rylie and a host of relatives and friends.

Diane was employed by Willows Development Center since the 1980’s until she retired in 2016. She dedicated over 30 years of her career to helping others with mental and developmental needs. She was an active member of her church Mt. Nebo Full Gospel Church led by Pastor Dr. Walter L. Cornelious.

Diane had a passion for sports and loved the Dallas Cowboys. During the off season she would be entertained by the melodrama of pro wrestling or a good detective story. She enjoyed traveling to her childhood hometown of Weimar, Texas to visit family and pick up some of that famous Weimar sausage along the way. She enjoyed spending time with family, reading her bible and attending church. But she will be most remembered by how she touched so many lives with her giving spirit and unconditional love.


Visitation: February 18, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Service: February 19, 2022 10:00 am

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: February 19, 2022 11:00 am

MeadowLawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. Praying for the family sending love ❤ and hugs to Bridgette, and Lisa on your lost praying God will continue to give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Our family is praying Genia, Sugarfoot(Andrea). Stacey, Tammy. Stephen

  2. CandleImagePraying for. your family. I didn’t know you very well but I know you must have been a wonderful woman Lisa loved you very much. Thank you for Lisa she’s very special to us and we love her. Rest now with Jesus.

  3. CandleImageI had the pleasure of knowing and working with Diane since 1985 at Cresthaven Childrens Center then again in 2000 at The Willows Development Center. She was a very caring, competent and excellent employee. She had a “special way” with our “special” children! I will remember her dearly!

    Margaret M. Valle
    The Willows Development Center
    (Former) Administrator

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