Rev. Johnny Lee Holley, 90, of Paris, passed away Friday, August 7th, at his home with his family by his side.
His home going service will be held on Tuesday, Aug.11th at 2pm at First Pentecostal Church, 3197 FM 1497, Paris, where he was the presiding Bishop. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday at the First Pentecostal Church. Pastor Peter Gray and Pastor Chad McQueen will be officiating and burial will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Waller, Travis McQueen, Zachary McQueen, Ashton McQueen, Eloy Reyes and Kendall Wood
Johnny Holley was born in Trumann, Arkansas on January 12, 1930.
He served in the U. S. Army and often shared many stories of his time stationed in Germany.
He married the love of his life, Lou Ann Holley, on January 24, 1952.
They resided in Flint/Burton, Michigan for many years, where they grew their family to include 3 children.
Johnny and Lou Ann Holley then moved to the Nacogdoches area to become chicken farmers for a number of years.
Their first pastorate was in Cushing, TX at Happy Valley Pentecostal Church.
They then moved to Paris, TX in 1995 to begin pastoring First Pentecostal Church, formerly known as Landmark Apostolic Church.
Rev. Johnny Holley faithfully served First Pentecostal Church for 25 years as first Pastor and then Bishop.
Throughout their ministry, Rev. Johnny & Lou Ann Holley touched the hearts and souls of many with both preaching and singing.
They traveled both here in the US and other countries ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We can’t help but rejoice with him though, knowing that he has accomplished his ultimate life goal- making Heaven his home!
We’re reminded of the song we can still hear him singing in our minds….“Some call it heaven but I call it home!”
He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Lou Ann Holley and by their son, Michael Lee Holley.
He is survived by his children, Susan Lynn Waller and husband Alan of Burton, Mi. and Jeanette Crysel and husband Harold of Paris, TX; daughter in law Lori Holley of Nacogdoches, TX; grandchildren Melissa Reyes and husband Eloy, Patty Buie, Brian Waller and wife Gloria Waller, Kelly Sego, Michael Holley II, Chad McQueen and wife Joanna, Jessica Wood and husband Kendall, Travis McQueen and wife Angelicca, Amanda Crysel, Zachary McQueen and wife Lexi, Emilyn Crysel and 23 great grandchildren and a host of friends and loved ones.
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