Mrs. Anita Ruth Johnstone McGowin of Port Neches TX passed away January 7, 2022 at Baptist Hospital. Nita was the daughter of the late JB and Dorothy Johnstone and was born on August 3, 1948 in Pt Arthur TX. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School where she graduated in the class of 1966. Nita was employed by Unocal in 1978 and later retired from Chevron in 2015.
Nita and Eddie McGowin married January 1st 1985 and just celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband, her 2 Children, Christie Britten and Chuck Britten and daughter in law Shannon Britten of Bridge City, TX. Nita has 6 grandchildren along with their spouses and 3 great grandchildren. Mother-in-Law Nita McGowin, brother and sister in laws, Harold and Kathy McGowin, Mike and Denise McGowin, Russell and Tammy McNeil along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
She is preceded in death by her two sisters, Sue Dammon and Joy Landry and father-in-law Rev. E. W. McGowin.
Nita was a loyal and active member of Faith Baptist Temple in Pt. Neches. She loved to attend all of her grandchildren’s sporting events and was a devoted wife, mother, Maw and Aunt NiNi.
A visitation will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2022, at Melancon Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas. A Chapel Service will be conducted to Honor the Life of Anita Ruth Johnstone McGowin at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Melancon Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, Texas.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Cain Draper, Coy Draper, Cayce Draper, Chip Darby, Walker Britten and Curtis Stratton.