Nellie Parker Johnson

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Services for Nellie Parker Johnson, of Brookhaven, will be heldat 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Kynett Pilgrim United MethodistChurch in Brookhaven with burial in Carver Heights Cemetery inBrookhaven. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Johnson, 96, died March 7, 2008, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Waterproof, La., on Jan. 19, 1912,to Will Blackmon and Toria Blackmon.

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She was retired. She joined Kynett Pilgrim United MethodistChurch in 1941, and was the oldest member of the church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, LouisParker Sr. and Albert Johnson; her sons, George Parker and LouisParker Jr.; her sisters, Weda Allen and Gladis Williams; herbrothers, Roosevelt Blackmon and Woodrow Blackmon; and herstepsons, Robert Earl Johnson, George A. Johnson and ElijahJohnson.

Survivors are her daughters, Artoria Dixon and husband Robert,of Brookhaven, Helen Breazell and husband Willie, of ColoradoSprings, Colo., Mary Carter and husband Johnny, of Seattle, Wash.,Margaret Victor and husband Rena, of Newark, N.J., and BettyParker, of Seattle; her sisters, Bessie Cockerham and Ella Elliott,both of New Orleans, La.; her daughters-in-law, Patricia Parker,Tiny Parker and Brenda Parker, all of Brookhaven; her 24grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.