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Bessie Irene Johnson
Birth: Apr. 26, 1907
Washington County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1997
Sandersville
Washington County
Georgia, USA

Wife of William Johnson. Mother to Harvey Johnson, Wyncell Johnson, Larry Johnson, George Johnson, Etta Mae Lindsey, Lavin Johnson Mason, Annie Lizzie Yates and Mattie Lou Sheppard.

Bessie was crippled by polio as a small child yet she still managed to live a full and active life right up until her death at age 90. She was married to William Johnson and gave birth to eight children, three of whom would pre-decease her.

She was a faithful member of the Oconee Church of God. She loved God and loved her family. She was a good and loyal friend.

She was also humble, unassuming and always had enough love to go around for all of her children and grandchildren. She was the rock that held our family together. We miss her more than any words could say. Our last family gathering with her was on her birthday the year she died.

I wish everyone could have a grandmother that loved and doted on her kids and grandkids like mine did.

She died in her sleep, apparently a peaceful death.

A very special and heartfelt thank you Nathaniel and David for sponsoring this memorial. I certainly hope that Betty and Bessie are best of friends and enjoying their heavenly home. God bless and keep you always. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Lizzie Wood Johnson (1885 - 1970)
 
 Children:
  Annie Lizzie Johnson Yates (1931 - 2006)*
  Mattie Lou Johnson Sheppard (1935 - 1997)*
  George Willie Johnson (1936 - 2000)*
  Dover Wyncell Johnson (1941 - 2012)*
  Hubert Larry Johnson (1945 - 1985)*
  Lavin Johnson Mason (1947 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bessie Irene Johnson (1907 - 1997)
  Mary Etta Brantley (1912 - 1995)*
  Herbert Johnson (1915 - 2000)*
  Ethel Johnson Kitchens (1918 - 2013)*
  Lizzie Mae Johnson Kitchens (1924 - 2001)*
  James Oliver Johnson (1928 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Olive Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
Hebron (Washington County)
Washington County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Darri
Record added: Nov 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9746238
Bessie Irene Johnson
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Bessie Irene Johnson
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Bessie Irene Johnson
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Loving and missing you always
- Sandy, Tim and Marla
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013
Happy Birthday!
- Darri
 Added: Apr. 26, 2013
God bless you on Halloween (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 16, 2012
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