Johnnie Mae Raney, 93, of Abilene, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022. She was born on January 27, 1929 in Abilene to JH and Nona Christian.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 30 at Wylie Baptist Church, with burial following at 3:30 pm at Blackwell Cemetery. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Johnnie married Arthur Coy Raney on August 4, 1946 in Shep and they spent nearly 72 years together until his passing in 2018. She was a homemaker and loved to sew for her children and grandchildren. When she wasn’t making clothes for her daughters, she was her husband’s “right hand man” on the farm. During Coy’s years working for the El Paso Natural Gas Company, they lived in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Johnnie was very active in church, teaching young children and eventually adult Sunday School.
She was preceded in death by her parents JH and Nona Christian, husband Coy Raney, son-in-law Daniel Pritchett, and sisters Martha Christian and Betty Paschal.
Johnnie is survived by her daughter, Connie Raney Pritchett; daughter, Paula Raney McDuff and husband Marvin; sister, Margaret Grisham; grandchildren, Crystal Cato and husband Scott, Coylene Isley and husband Dale, Jake Murray and wife Leanne, Allison Blair and husband Jacob, Corey Pritchett and wife Bettina, and Randall Pritchett; step-grandchildren, Leindy Estes, Marsha Crow, and Daniel McDuff; 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Blackwell or Hendrick Hospice Care in Abilene.