Maurine Hunter Richard-Johnson was born on February 14, 1950 in Waxahachie, Texas to the parentage of Maurice and Johnnie Bell Davis-Richard. She received her formal education from Dallas Independent School District. She accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of her uncle, Reverend Tom Davis. In the late 60’s, she met and married Larry W. Hunter until his untimely death in February 1969. Years later, she met and fell in love with Jimmy Y. Johnson, who also preceded her in death.
Maurine was employed at Southern Kitchen in the 60’s and 70’s. In 1982, she pursued and received her high school diploma in 1982 and later went on to work for Dallas Independent School District until her retirement in the late 90’s.
Maurine was known for her warn smile and loving hospitality. At her home, you could always find a warm smile, good meal, and a pleasant conversation. Her specialties were her famous collard greens and fried catfish, a gift that she passed on to her girls. She loved being surrounded by her family and friends.
Her favorite past time other than cooking was a nice, fun, family, friendly game of guts! (Our motto: “Win, loose or draw, but by the end of the night, the game was not, nice, fun or friendly. All is love!”)
Maurine took her rest on July 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Linda M. Smith, and brother, Larry W. Hunter.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: Her girls, Kim Y. Gay (Gary) of Dallas, Texas, and “Her Baby” Vickie Renee (Tony “Goose Liver”) of Turner, Texas; sister, “Mattie” Jewel Duke of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Krystal D. Inez “Kim, GG, Renee, Girl!”, Terrance “Musha” Richard, Jesse “Lil Jesse” Gay, Maurice Richard (Enjolle), Toni Turner (the sweetest grandbaby in the whole wide world); seventeen great grandchildren, aunts, Vanessa Davis, Sr. and Carol Redic; uncle, Tony Redic of San Antonio, Texas; special first cousin, Dr. Reverend Joel J. Pruitt, Jr.; big friend and sister, Lisa Frazier Galloway; sisters-in-law, Angalina Richard and Artie Johnson of Miami, Florida; brother-in-law, Lamar Johnson of Miami, Florida; lifetime friends, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar and Fannie Buckley, Mr. & Mrs. Theo and Mildred White, and Sister Bennie Vaughn, along with a host of other relatives and friends that loved her dearly.
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