Friday, October 28, 2011

Josephine "Jo" Johnson

Mrs. Josephine “Jo” Johnson, 94, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011, at her residence in Louisville,Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Brett Gholson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was born October 12, 1917. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for seven years and was a member of the Joy Club. She was the Office Manager of the American Creosote Plant.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by five daughters: Jo Lane Johnson of Louisville, Mississippi; Peggy Reed of Starkville, Mississippi; Sue Fulton and husband, Gary, of Louisville, Mississippi; Ginny Jessup and husband, Jim of Aberdeen, Mississippi; and Jill Johnson of Columbus, Mississippi. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Johnson and her son-in-law, Bert Reed.

Pallbearers will be Dick Crawley, Kenny Fulton, Jon Jessup, Paul Killen, and Steven Phelps. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 547, Louisville, MS, 39339 or to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at