Jeanette “Meme” M. Johnson, 92

by | May 30, 2018 10:45 am

   Funeral services for Jeanette “Meme” M. Johnson, 92, of Garfield were held Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Garfield Baptist Church with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Interment followed in the Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. She died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.

   Mrs. Jeanette “Meme” M. Johnson was born March 14, 1926, in Garfield, Emanuel County, to the late Ralph and Lillie Bell Kelly Maltby. She was united in marriage to the late Bernon Johnson on May 1, 1947, in Statesboro. He preceded her death on May 21, 2007. They were married for 59 blissful years and had two daughters, Glenda and Nancy. Johnson was a wonderful dietician at Twin View Nursing Home in Twin City. She was a member of Garfield Baptist Church, Garfield Women’s Community Club, an avid reader, and loved singing, cooking, canning, and gardening. She always had a smile and was full of laughter. Many considered her to be an angel on earth. Now she is an angel in heaven. In addition to her parents and husband, Bernon Johnson, she was preceded in death by her five wonderful and protective brothers, George, Hugh, Thomas, Billy, and Curtis Maltby.

   Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Glenda (Mac) Gignilliat of Sylvania and Nancy Johnson of Statesboro; two loving grandchildren, Scott Gignilliat of Millegeville and Karah (Alex) G. Simmons of Bluffton, South Carolina; four blessed great-grandsons, Gavin Gignillat, Cayson Simmons, Cole Simmons, and Cooper Simmons.

   Pallbearers were Scott Gignilliat, Alex Simmons, Gavin Gignilliat, Cayson Simmons, Cole Simmons, and Cooper Simmons.

   Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro, GA, 30458.

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Comment by S

    May 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Philippians 4:6-7 encourages us to prayer to our heavenly father, for through it we can receive “the peace of God that surpasses all understanding…” Only the strength of God can help us when facing the death of a loved one to endure.


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