Mrs. Treca Grey Jones Johnson, 91, of Walling, died Monday, Feb. 10.
Treca was born Feb. 14, 1928 in Warren County, to Alva and Velma Schrock Jones. Treca worked many years as a teacher’s aide at Central View School in Walling, but the full-time job she most exceled at was as a wife and mother. She was the model of a Southern lady: gentle, soft-spoken, patient, compassionate, and tough as nails. Treca devoted her life to her family, especially to the care of her daughter, Wanda. Later in life she adopted many friends and family as honorary grandchildren. She was everybody’s Ma.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Titus Burl Johnson, her daughter Sheila Joan Aytes, her son Troy Burl Johnson, sister Gwendoline Jones Pelham and brother-in-law H.T. “Zeke” Pelham, brother Royce Darwin Jones and sister-in-law Shirley Adcock Jones, brother-in-law Jerry Lynn, sister-in-law Anne Jones, and nieces Gayla Pelham Whitlock, Lisa Lynn Abbott, and Jeanne Pelham Roller.
Treca is survived by her daughter Wanda Joyce Johnson, three grandchildren Jason (Kate) Aytes, Ryan Aytes, and Whitney (Matthew) Burkhalter; three great-grandchildren Mackenzie Aytes, Cooper Aytes, and Jordan Aytes, siblings Idell (Gene) West, Lane Jones, and Jane (Bob) Williams, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 14, at Spring Hill Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with interment following in the church cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at Hunter Funeral Home beginning at 4 p.m. Mrs. Johnson will lie in state from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
The family wishes to extend thanks to Sandy Sloan, Willeen Shelton and the staffs of Kindred Hospice and Home Instead.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 12, 2020