Johnnie Mae Hersey, 75, of Danciger, Texas, passed peacefully Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

She was born April 6, 1938 in Douglas, Ga. to John and Alene Kersey. She came to the area in 1956 with her husband in the shrimping business. Johnnie Mae attended the Faith Baptist Church in Sweeny, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Thomas Jackson Hersey; and two sisters, Nanette Fuller and Emma Stevens.

Johnnie Mae is survived by six children, Virginia Toomer and husband Roy, of West Columbia, Texas, Joy Jenkins and husband Bob, of West Columbia, Texas, Thomas Hersey, Jr. and wife Linda, of Crystal Beach, Texas, Kevin Hersey and friend Miguel Santiago of Orlando, David Hersey of Clearwater, and Matthew Hersey and wife Amy, of Apalachicola; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Winnie Manucy of St. Augustine, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lakewood Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Lakewood Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow in West Columbia, Texas.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations to the cancer charity of your choice. Arrangements by the Turner family. On line condolences may be made to