Mary Johnson


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Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 5:19 pm
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Funeral services for Mary Frances Johnson, Rock Island, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at People's Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Island, with Pastor Willie Jones officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport. Wake services will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Orr's Mortuary, 1326 4th Ave., Rock Island.
She departed this life on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
She was born on Dec. 30, 1937, in Water Valley, Miss., the daughter of Willie and Viola Alexander Joseph. She married Charlie Johnson on June 29, 1959. She was a member of People's Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Scholarship Committee.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Johnson; daughters, Felecia Johnson, Grove Town, Ga., and Janet Johnson, Savannah, Ga.; son, James Johnson, East Moline; brothers, Willie, Chicago, Eugene, Crenshaw, Miss., Robert, Davenport, and Sidney Joseph, Chicago; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Tina Johnson.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.orrsmortuary.com.














 



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