Mary Lee Johnson Obituary:
Funeral Date: 6/15/2019
Mary Lee Johnson age 65, of Little Rock, AR formerly of Warren, AR died Monday June 10, 2019 in Little Rock, AR. She was born February 6th, 1954 in Portland, AR a daughter of the late Lent Watts and Earlene Bell Watts. She was a seamstress and attended the New Edinburg, AR public schools. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Percy Lee Ingram and Earl Lee Bell and sisters Betty Ann Shepard and Rosie Lee Ingram. She is survived by her daughter Girlene Crain, Little Rock, Ar. and a son Joseph Cranford, Little Rock, AR. Sisters, Mable Lee Curry, New Edinburg, AR, Joyce Ann Lewis, Little Rock, AR, Helen Ann Crawford, Nebraska, Dorothy Sue Lewis, Warren, AR and Shirley Cranford, Omaha, Nebraska. 11 grandchildren Jacario, Christopher, Jaylen, Joseph, Jazaria, Jove, Essience, Brock, Patrick, Chasten, Aria and Casmin. A great grandchild Hailey Cranford and a special friend Betty Warner. Graveside services were 10:00AM Saturday, June 15th at Union Cemetery in Warren, AR with Pastor Ceola Warner officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Antwan Harris, Stanley Smith, Leotis Lewis, Roy Cranford, Tyrone Cranford, and Evan Rainey.
|Message:||My condolences to the family of my beautiful Aunt Mary. My fondest memories of her are filled with laughter, style, & strength as she fought until the very end. A woman of courage and determination to travel this journey we call life has transitioned to a place of rest; resting in a place for all of God children. It is an extreme joy to know that Aunt Mary accepted our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who created her, held her up through ups & downs, and is now allowing her peace and rest. One day she expressed to me that she was bored, so I told her I would bring her an art pad and pencils. Smiling and excited she said “That would be good. You know I can look at anything and draw it. I can draw whatever I see”. I saw my mother look downward in sadness and I heard Aunt Mary tell my mother "Do not cry over me. I know where I am going. I am getting out of here". A few days later she passed away. My spirit tells me she was happy and at peace with making her transition. She knew there was a greater more joyful experience ahead; one full of vibrant colors and things never before seen; a new existence without pain or sorrow. She was loved & will never be forgotten. Until we meet again...|
|Message:||My message is: I am so glad my sister has transitioned and she is in a better place. I thank God that my husband, Pastor Howard Lewis led her to Christ in intensive care unit at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. She thanked him for leading her to Christ and then said “I am now ready to go home”. You do not have to be saved in a church or attend church service every Sunday. God can meet you on His terms wherever you are in life; so whoever says that she was no good, or hated on her, whoever disliked her, Babies, she is with Christ now. I would advise everyone that is lowrating her and talking about her to be aware that God will punish you and have the last say. Mary no longer has to worry about guardianship in the last stages of her life. For she now rests in the arms of the ultimate Judge, God Almighty. Many thanks to my husband Pastor Howard Lewis for standing with me as his wife and helping me to care for my sister. God bless him and thank him for leading her to Christ. All of the holy filled people that attend church every Sunday, you have more of you in church every Sunday that are hypocrites that will lift your eyes in a burning hell. Only God can judge Mary. I will miss her and glad she is at rest. To my niece and nephew my prayers are with you.|
|Message:||To Mary Johnson Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I really like Mary. We worked together at Jack Winters and I have stayed in touch with her through the Housing Authority where she lived. She was a great lady and was fun to be around. We will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.|