Friday, August 10, 2012

Mrs. Cecile Johnson

Mrs. Cecile Johnson, 72, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Anderson Hospital in Meridian,Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, August 11, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Taylor Yarbrough officiating. Interment will be in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was born on October 9, 1939, in Bay Springs, Mississippi. She moved to Louisville in 1969 and she was a member of First Baptist Church of Bay Springs.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by one daughter, Sonja Yarbrough of Louisville, Mississippi; and three sons: Berry Johnson and wife, MaryAnne, also of Louisville; Stacey Johnson and wife, Vicky, of Eupora,Mississippi; and Scotty Johnson also of Louisville. She is also survived by her sisters, Doris Strickland Thornton of Bay Springs and Mildred Strickland Jones of Union City, Tennessee; and her brother, Carl Strickland also of Bay Springs. She also has seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chesley F. “Johnny” Johnson; her granddaughter, Kristi Johnson; her parents, Edgar and Willie Strickland; two brothers, Edward and Doyle Strickland; and son-in-law, Stevie Yarbrough.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Howell, Phillip Miller, Doug King, and Casey Johnson. Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville,MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register