Brenda Gail Cowart Fell Johnson, age 77, died early Thursday morning, Sept. 30, 2021, at University Medical Center following a brief illness.
She was born March 26, 1944, in Paducah, Texas to Ben and Geneva Cowart. Brenda was a 1962 graduate of Paducah High School and attended West Texas State University for two years.
She married Orin George “Corky” Fell Feb. 8, 1964, in Canyon, Texas. Brenda and Corky had three children who were the highlight of her life: Vincent Fell, Noel Fell and Lacy Fell McLemore. We are still trying to figure out who her favorite was.
Brenda was an active member of the Paducah Church of Christ for many years, a member of the Paducah School Board and an active member of her community. She helped Corky with Fell Spraying Service. He did the flying; she did everything else. Without her, the business would have crashed, no pun intended. Brenda also loved to fly, receiving her pilot’s license in 1974. She loved her life in Paducah.
Corky preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 2000. She married David Eugene Johnson on Nov. 23, 2001. Their marriage took them to several towns in Texas and finally back to Lubbock, Texas, where she was an active member at the Southside Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, David Johnson; three children and their spouses, Vincent and Donnice Fell, of Lubbock, Noel and Penny Fell, of Weatherford, Texas, Keith and Lacy Fell McLemore, of Buda, Texas; two stepchildren, Brendon and Sarah Johnson, of Albuquerque, N.M. and Scott and Amanda Johnson Free, of Belgrade, Mont.; and seventeen grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock. Burial followed at 3 p.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah, Texas.