Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

January 3, 2013

Mary Johnson

MT. VERNON — — Mary L. Johnson, 93, of Mt. Vernon, died 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.

She was born March 12, 1919, in Charleston, Miss., daughter of Alfred and Jessie (Perkins) Matthews. She was married to Guylon Johnson.

She was a retired CNA and a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by son, Rufus Johnson of Mt. Vernon; daughters, Kathrean Johnson of Lincoln and Ruth A. Marshbanks of Round Lake Beach; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and stepbrother, Prince (Martha) Williams of Shelby, Miss.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Life Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Delano C. Scott officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Services are under the direction of the Jackson Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

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