Johnnie Mae Brant, 85, died Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Liberal, Kansas.
She was born June 26, 1935 in Crosbyton, Texas, the daughter of Will Davis Sr. and Beatrice Sacks Davis.
Johnnie married her first husband, Paul G. Adkison Sr. He preceded her in death on February 26, 1967. She later married her second husband, Coatis L. Oats Sr. He preceded her in death on December 5, 1997. She then married her third husband, John D. Brant Sr. Sadly, he preceded her in death on January 22, 2007. Johnnie had many hobbies, but her favorites were baking sweet treats and singing. She was well known for her famous 7 – Up Pound Cake and dancing. Johnnie worked at the Memorial Health Care Center as a Healthcare Assistant. She was also a member of the Eastern Star in Portland, Oregon, and a member of All Nations Church in Liberal, Kansas.
Johnnie was the beloved mother of sons, Paul (Dorothy) Adkison Jr., Coatis L. Franks, Coat L. Oats Jr., Tony Brant, John Brant; and daughters, Billie R. Adkison, Shirley A. Adkison, Rebecca D. (Jerome) Speer, Debbie Howard, Mary Alice Turner, and Betty Watson.
She was the proud grandmother of Angela Adkison, Roderick and Alesha Thorbes, Thyja and Melvin Tatum, Aljalon and Cherree Adkison, Adrian Adkison, LaTasha Adkison, Kathy Pugh, Aquisha Livingston, Kevin R. Livingston Jr., Kedrick Eyle, Tatayana and Justin McIntyre, Sedrick Adkison, Akeia Thorbes, Shaniqwa Lewis, Alize Tatum, Donte Adkison, Dominic Adkison, Janyia Sowers, Kyeron Williams, DJ Adkison, Journie Adkison, and Renee Brant. She is survived by a total of 37 grandchildren, 109 great – grandchildren, and 38 great – great – grandchildren.
Johnnie is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Paul G. Adkison Sr.; second husband, Coatis L. Oats Sr.; third husband, John D. Brant Sr.; children, Martha Henry, Bobbie Brown, Larry Brant, Tony C. Adkison, Sheila Oats, Linda Sherman; and grandchildren, Paul G. Adkison III, Mike Adkison, Keyawna Williams, Mack Mcintosh, Nicky Adkison, Gabriella Adkison, Baby J McIntyre; brothers, Will Davis Jr., Raydale Davis, Odell Davis, Joe Davis, Q.B. Davis, Sim Davis, R.L. Davis; and sisters, Ernie B. Davis, and Billie A. Davis.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, in Liberal, Kansas. The Funeral Service will be Friday, August 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the All Nations Church, 601 E. 15th Street, in Liberal, Kansas. A burial will follow the services at the Restlawn Cemetery, 8955 Hwy 83, in Liberal, Kansas, with Pastor Jimmy Holman presiding.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the Hornung Family Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hornungfuneralhome.com