Johnnie Hairston of Roswell, NM passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 26, 2012. She was 88 years old.
She was born Johnnie Harmon on October 26, 1923 to Stanley and Jesse Harmon in Smackover, Arkansas. Johnnie married Dr. T.E. Hairston on August 20, 1947. They spent many wonderful, loving years together, he precedes her in death. Johnnie obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling and worked as a Clinical Counselor for Roswell Assurance Home. She loved to read, play golf, poker, Skipbow, and trivia. Gardening was her most favorite past time. Johnnie was dedicated to her profession. She was a caring and kind mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be deeply missed. Her husband, Dr. T.E. Hairston, parents, Stanley and Jesse Harmon, and three sisters precede her in death.
Those left to cherish Johnnie’s memory are children, Craig Hairston and his wife Melissa of Blythewood, SC, Kim Ewing of Albuquerque, Todd Hairston and his wife, Frances of Roswell, and Mark Hairston and his wife, Susan of Midlothian, TX; grandchildren, Chad, Audra, Wyatt, Tamra, Lyndsee, Brandon, Amanda, Ashley, and Cassidy; great grandchildren, Annaleese, Zoie, Brandon, and Brayden.
A Service will be held in Johnnie’s honor at 10 am, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with Cecil Kimberlin officiating. Johnnie will be laid to rest at 9:45 am, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to see Johnnie on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 12pm – 8pm at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Johnnie’s honor to the Roswell Assurance Home, 1000 E. 18th St, Roswell, NM 88201, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
Craig Hairston, Todd Hairston, Mark Hairston, Chad Hairston, Brandon Hairston, Wyatt Ewing, and Michael Cavnar will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Staff of the Roswell Assurance Home, the Card Girls at the Roswell Country Club, and Howdy and Lee Geuris.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.