Inscription: Verna M. Johnson, age 72, of Lone Grove, Okla., passed away September 20, 2011, at Ardmore, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Ardmore, Okla. Interment will follow in Concord Cemetery.
She was born on July 30, 1939, in Madill, Okla., to Nathan Thompson, Sr. and Sarah (Ensharkey) Thompson.
Verna will be remembered as a devoted and loving mother and grandmother, spending her life doing things for her family. She was a member of the Concord Missionary Baptist Church, where she was always faithful in attendance. She enjoyed going to gospel singings and loved to sing the Choctaw hymns.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Carolyn Kay Lewis; two sisters, Corena Bob and Susie Thompson.
Verna is survived by three sons, Jodie Lewis of Lone Grove, Rodney Johnson of Ardmore, and Shannon Johnson, Sr. of Ardmore; four daughters, Theresa Lewis, Ramona Perez, Luella Johnson, and Gayla Johnson all of Ardmore; granddaughter, Mariah Stoliby, whom she raised as a daughter; two brothers, Nathan Thompson, Jr., of Ardmore, and Edwin Thompson of Overbrook; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four nieces; and five nephews.
Pallbearers will be Edmond Davis, Jr., Mond David, Glenn David, Randy Davis, Randy White and Carlos Cabrera. Honorary bearers will be Michael Blackwood and Cameron Williams.
Wake services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011, beginning at 7 p.m. at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Ardmore, Okla.
Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.
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