Johnnie Gatliff Perkins
Johnnie Gatliff Perkins, age 77, of Goldthwaite, passed away Jan. 3, 2021, in Goldthwaite. Johnnie was born on Nov. 27, 1943, in San Saba to Ruben James Gatliff and Lou Pearl (Tinney). She attended school in San Saba and later attended Central Texas College in Killeen where she obtained an associate’s degree in nursing. Johnnie was a Registered Nurse and a longtime caregiver for many as she worked in hospitals and long-term care facilities as The Director of Nursing and a Corporate Consultant. Johnnie was a member of Coryell Community Church in Gatesville and Fellowship Baptist Church in Goldthwaite.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters, Selena and husband, Tim Higginbotham, of Goldthwaite and Shirl Rae and husband, Lee Shineldecker, of Lometa; grandchildren, Jason Higginbotham, Jennifer Harland, Jonathon Wills; great-grandchildren, Jayme Wills, Garren Higginbotham, Wesley Heilbronner, Junior, Jessie Wills; two brothers, Wayne Gatliff and Gary Gatliff; one sister, Brenda Dawson; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, W.L. Perkins; sister, Shirley Meischen
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at San Saba Cemetery in San Saba at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Beck and Jarrod Beck officiating. Blaylock Funeral Home of San Saba were in charge of arrangements.