Patricia ‘Kay’ Johnston
Born: 6/5/1956 Died: 1/16/2010 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a
Patricia “Kay” Johnston of Wilburton died Jan. 16, 2010, at her home at the age of 53. Kay was born June 5, 1956, to Mozella Burris. She grew up in Lula with her grandparents, Mose and Willie Burris, and attended school in Tupelo. She married Keith Johnston in 1973 in Tupelo. In 1974, they moved to Wilburton where Kay worked as the Assistant Manager at Sharpe’s Department Store for 22 years. She was an avid basketball player and enjoyed watching the Panola Bearcat basketball teams. She also enjoyed attending the area rodeos and most importantly taking care of her grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her sons, Brian Johnston and wife Heather of Atoka, and Cameron Johnston of the home; daughter Kimberly Watson and husband Derek of Stillwater; brother Ronnie Burris and wife Lynn of Lindale, Texas; grandchildren Brianna and Brooklyn Johnston and Tyler and Taylor Watson; ex-husband Keith Johnston of Pocola; nieces Lamanda Mallard and husband Matt of Minneapolis, Minn., Autumn Burris of Lindale and Mose Bradley Burris and wife Myra of Maybank, Texas and other family and friends. Kay is preceded in death by her grandparents, Mose and Willie Burris and mother, Mozella Burris.