Johnnie Bell Banaszak

May 25, 1931 - February 21, 2008

Johnnie Bell Banaszak, age 76, of Princeton, Texas passed away February 21, 2008 in McKinney. She was born May 25, 1931 in Altoga, Texas to William Hayward Dunn and Maggie Louise (Pullen) Harris. On March 21, 1948 she married Ernest Henry Banaszak, Sr. in McKinney, Texas. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in McKinney. Johnnie had a great love for music, dancing and was all the time singing to her family. She is survived by her thirteen children, Sandra Fronterhouse of Princeton, Texas, Ernest Henry Banaszak, Jr. and wife, Estelle of South Haven, Michigan, Terry Banaszak and wife, Judy of Grand Junction, Michigan, Susan Riddell and husband, Glenn of Arkansas, Sylvia Banaszak of Princeton, Texas, Keith Banaszak of Pullman, Michigan, Debra Banaszak of Princeton, Paul Banaszak of McKinney, Texas, Beverly Banaszak of McKinney, Texas, Mark Banaszak of Lewisville, Colorado, Becky Leadingham of South Haven, Michigan, Daniel Banaszak and wife, Pam of Bells, Texas and Denice Johnson and husband, Doug of Bells, Texas; thirty-five grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren and the arrival of two great-grandchildren; brothers, William F. Dunn of Clinton, Arkansas and Billy K. Dunn of Farmersville, Texas; sisters, Joyce Phillips of Farmersville, Texas and Linda Gamble of Bridgeport, Texas and aunt, Belle Dunn of Farmersville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Henry Banaszak, Sr.; brothers, Lynn Dunn and Thomas Harris. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday evening, February 23, 2008, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2008 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1995 CR 546 McKinney, Texas.

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I can't believe its been over 10 years. I miss you so much Grandma, and I love you with all of my heart. I hope you're smiling down on me. Carrie Feagan, April 2, 2018 I miss mom so much. It will be 9 years since I held her hand and prayed with her knowing I would have to wait a few years before I could hug and kiss her again and hold her in my arms. I can't wait to see mom again soon. I miss laying in bed with her and touching her soft hair and her ears... Makes me smile when I think of the memories But I will shed many happy tears when I see her again. I thank Jehovah every day for gift of the resurrection hope of everlasting life on earth that Jesus' ransom sacrifice has provided. Xoxo Revelation 21 Thanks to Jehovah God Debra Lynn Banaszak, February 8, 2017 Grandma, we are getting close to 8 years since we've seen you. I miss you more today then ever. You were the rock to our family, we all miss you. Everyday I hope I make you proud, you were the best role model anyone could ever have to look up too. I still remember the smile on your face, the touch of your soft hand, the softness of your hair, and your gentle laugh. You were always there to lend an ear and a helping hand when needed. I love you. and I miss you. So very much. Carrie Rogers, September 17, 2015 I wish you were still here so I could touch your cheeks, hair and ears and just lay next to you with my arms around you. Miss you more each day. I thank Jehovah every day for the promise of everlasting life on paradise earth. Can't wait to see my mom again soon. I know Jehovah and Jesus yearn for the day when all will be resurrected to life again with perfect health and happiness. Debra Lynn Banaszak, July 22, 2011 grandma, i love you very much i think about you every day you have been a very good grandma and i love you! I know your in a better place now and your just takeing a nap thats what Tiffinay told me i wish i would have spent more time with you but the time i did spend with you i will NEVER forget! i love you soft gray wavy hair and you would always put a smile on my face even if i did NOT wanna smile grandma i love you and miss you deeply see you agian soon!! Aleena Marie Rogers, December 22, 2010 We will see you again soon in the paradise on earth, when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come back to life. Debra Lynn Banaszak, August 26, 2008 I wish that I could tell everyone that time heals all wounds and it does to a point. Then something will happen and you want to call and just talk to her. You remember things you did together or the plans you might have made. Johnnie was one of a kind! She always made a point to come and visit me when I came to Texas. Those moments, I will never forget! I loved her just like a mom! To all of her family, losing a mom is hard! I know but she is always there and you can still talk to her! I talk to mom all the time and it gives me peace. I still miss her but I know she is better where she is now! There is no more pain and suffering that Johnnie is going through. Your mom is and always will be a wonderful person and will be remembered dearly by all! Martha Nelson, March 12, 2008 ma was more than a mother-in-law to me. she was family. she was my mom and my childrens grandmother. one of the most wonderful and caring people i have ever known. we will miss her dearly. pamela jo banaszak, February 26, 2008 Johnnie was always so kind and welcoming towards me and she always always asked about how my daughter Elizabeth's beautiful singing was coming along as they shared a passion for song. We will deeply miss your lovely Mother and Grandmother. She is in peace now. God Bless Her and all of Johnnie's beautiful family. Sandy Sandra Jean Detar, February 25, 2008 To all my Cousins for Aunt Johnnie Bell; At a time like this it is hard to find the right words for someone so special so to know we will all be together again someday is the best felling of all. May you all find comfort and peace in the memories you hold so dear to your heart and hope that smiles and laughter of so many joyous occasions will soon fill the air and your hearts. Connie Jean Lancaster-Gupton, February 24, 2008 I miss her dearly and i cant wait till the day that i get to see her again! im sad that im not going to see her when i go to mckinney! Im sad that im not able to talk to her anymore! the only thing that keeps me going is knowing that she is in my heart and she will always be there, and knowing that she wasn't suffering when she passed (she wasnt in any pain, she didnt even know what was going on) and that she doesnt have to suffer with the pain from her cancer anymore and knowing that she has lived a wonderful life, she was surrounded be her loved once the day that she passed, and i think that means a lot to her! She fought her hardest until she couldnt fight anymore! There were numerous occations that doctors and everyone would say that they didnt think she would make it out of operations! Everytime she made it and she was doing better than before she ever went to surgery! She was definately one of a kind. She was the kind of person everyone knew they could talk to, she was strong, kind-hearted, caring, and a loving mother and grandmother who will be missed dearly! I remember going over there on some sunday's helping her get ready for the meetings, fixing her hair, painting her fingernails, and doing her make-up! Also her trying to teach all of us the Charleston, her beautiful smile, her soft loving hands! Tiffany Ann Banaszak, February 23, 2008 It has been a while since I have seen "MA", but she was always a very kind person. I have been around this family for about 21 years and I knew most of the family. My dearest sympathy to the family. We love ya'll!! Angela Ruth (Maples), February 23, 2008 Grandma just wanted to let you know that although I am not there with you that you and everyone is in my heart and I love you all very much. Shelly Renee Gullion ( Banaszak), February 23, 2008 Grandma was the sweetest person that i have ever met, definately couldn't ask for anything better from her, she always had people smiling and laughing, she could easily turn my frowns upside down, she was very kind hearted and would do anything for anybody! She was the one that i knew i could go to for anything! She is the closest human to being perfect that i can think of! I remember when she was in the hospital and i was telling her about the clothes that i had gotten and she was telling me to bring her some of the dresses and skirts so that she could have something that would fit her, so that way she would have clothes to go to the meeting, cause me and her wear the same size! Grandma will always be in my heart,and i know that someday i will see you again! i remember her soft hands, and her soft wavy grey hair! I remember getting her ready for the meetings, her wanting me to do her hair, make-up and nails! I miss her alot, and love her but i know that she is always with me and that she is not suffering anymore! Tiffany Ann Banaszak, February 22, 2008 I am not sure what to say. My life will never be the same without you here. Im just sad that I wasn't able to cook the pork chops you were craving. I promise that I will keep your memories alive and remind Emma about all of the love you had for your family. You will be missed more than you know. Aunt Belle says it best, aint no one that can hold a candle to you. You better believe it. I LOVE YOU......XOXOXOXO Johann Belle Hill, February 22, 2008 Grandma, we all love you and will miss you deeply. Thank you for all of the ways you've showed me in my lifetime how much you love me and cared for me. Debbie and I were talking this morning and said we hoped you were playing your guitar again and doing the Charleston. Love you.. Carrie Rogers, February 22, 2008