|Birth: ||May 2, 1822|
|Death: ||May 26, 1900|
Mary Ann Johnson, that devoted Christian woman, is no more. She passed over the river at 9 o'clock on the night of the 26th of March.
Grandmother Johnson, as she was familiarly called, was born May 2, 1822. Her first name was Norris, which was changed by her marriage to Lemuel Johnson on Jan 16, 1840 in Fayette Co., AL. Her husband proceded her into the beyond, upwards of 80 year, having died Mar 13, 1870. In the spring of 1870, she in company with her son C S Johnson moved to this county where she lived till her death.
She was the mother of 14 children; 10 of whom survive her, 76 grandchildren and 68 great grandchildren.
It is with respect to her Christian life that I wish to speak more fully. She joined the Baptist church upwards of 50 years ago, and has been a consistent member ever since. I have known her for 42 years, and during a portion of that time I have lived a very near neighbor to her. She was a woman of unconquerable energy, and this element she threw with with remarkable force into all her duties of whatever character. Amid the darkest hours of her life - at the time of her husbands death--her strong faith shone with its greatest brilliancy. It seems to me that her faith in God was the strongest with which I ever met. She gave me more good advice in my useful days and indeed, all through my life up to her death than any other person with whom I ever acquainted.
Eleven of her children were; Nancy E (William Goodman Fowler), Moses Calhoun (Sarah A Jennings), Andrew Jackson (Permelia I Bain), Sarah Lavina (Lewis J Jennings), Mary A, Roxey (William A Jennings), Amanda Jane (John David Moore), John Clark (Mary Jane James), Missouri Alabama (Marcillus Pilgrim), Josephine (Bayne Johnson), and Charles S Johnson(Josephine Ray).
She was a faithful companion, a dear mother, a true and valued friend and a devoted disciple of Jesus.
Language fails to express my feelings and I am reminded that the short space alloted for obituaries will afford only room to merely glance at her life. I am glad that the resurrection is taught in the Bible. We will meet her in the morning of that cloudless day to live forever with Jesus, the sinner's friend and only savior. T J Fowler
Lemuel Johnson (1821 - 1870)
Nancy Johnson Fowler (1840 - 1928)*
Moses Calhoun Johnson (1842 - 1915)*
Andrew Jackson Johnson (1844 - 1940)*
Sarah Lavina Johnson Jennings (1846 - 1925)*
Amanda Jane Johnson Moore (1855 - 1952)*
John Clark Johnson (1856 - 1927)*
Missouri Alabama Johnson Pilgrim (1858 - 1925)*
Charles S. Johnson (1860 - 1936)*
Carson Ridge Cemetery
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Originally Created by: NatalieMaynor
Record added: Jul 13, 2008
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