Dallas Voice received this announcement from the office of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson this morning. We send our love to our friend and neighbor during this difficult time in her life.

“We are saddened to announce the passing of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s younger sister, Mrs. Lee Helen Johnson Willis. Mrs. Willis’ visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Golden Gate Funeral Home, 4155 S R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas 75224. The Wake service will be held between 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The grave-side burial service will take place in Waco on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery, 2124 South Fifth St., Waco.

“In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Baylor College of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund: c/o University Development, One Bear Place #97050, Waco, 76798-7050. Congresswoman Johnson and her family thank everyone for their kindness and warm-wishes.”

— David Taffet