Eleanor Johnson Lindsey March 27, 1926 – February 22, 2016

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LindseyEleanor Johnson Lindsey was born in Fulton, Missouri, on March 27, 1926, to George and Lucile McJilton. She passed away on February 22, 2016, in Waxahachie, Texas, at age 89.

She was a beautiful woman with fiery red hair and a bold temperament to match. Her accomplishments include graduating Magna Cum Laude from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas. This honor helped her obtain a full scholarship to SMU in Dallas, Texas, where she became a straight A student.

Eleanor didn’t complete her schooling because she fell in love with a handsome Baptist preacher boy, Albert Johnson, who felt led to pioneer churches. Together, they planted churches in Texas, Arizona, and California. Eleanor was fearless in life and in her service to God.

She loved being a Daughter of the American Revolution and dated her ancestry back to General Washington’s Army of the Virginia’s. One of her relatives was a Methodist Circuit Rider.

After her husband, Albert, passed away at the age of 49, she married Thomas Lindsey and they were married for 35 sweet years.

jaynesEleanor is survived by her son, Richard Johnson, who has been a missionary in China for 23 years; her daughter, Cindy Jacobs, who is also a minister; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are 10:30 am, Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, Texas.