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Mrs. Virginia Smith Johnson
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

Mrs. Virginia Smith Johnson born on Jan. 29, 1938, to Mr. Mozzel Smith and Mrs. Francis Kelly Smith in Jersey, Walton County. At an early age, she joined Little Bethel Baptist Church. Virginia attended Pleasant Hill School in Jersey. She worked at the poultry plant in Monroe. Raised on a farm, she picked cotton, picking 200 pounds a day. Later in life, she lived in Fort Valley, where she met and married Mr. Joe Johnson. To this union, five children were born, but they were blessed to raise eight children.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Ann Thomas, and siblings, Annie Kate Baldwin, Rufus Smith, Eddie Smith, Annie Doris and Shirley Johnson.

Virginia’s memories will live on in the hearts of those who loved her: children, Rufus Smith (McKevha), of Minnesota, Eddie Smith (Pete), of Covington, Michael Johnson (Polly), of Covington, Malcolm Johnson, of Covington, Henry Johnson (Wykena), of Lithonia, Hattie Johnson, of Lithonia, and Ruby Johnson, of Peachtree City; siblings, Hozzel Smith (Anita), James R. Smith (Vivian), Bruce Smith (Beverly), Sarah Smith and Ruth Hardeman; sister-in-law, Catherine Smith; brother-in-law, Anthony Johnson; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing service began at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Little Bethel Baptist Church in Covington with the Rev. Tracy Gaither as the pastor and the Rev. Vivian Henson as eulogist. Burial followed in the church’s cemetery. A meal followed on Blackwell Street in Covington.

Nieces and cousins served as floral bearers, and First Timothy 1120 served as pallbearers.

The family of the late Mrs. Virginia Smith Johnson would like to thank each of you for your calls, visits, moral support and every act of kindness shown during their time of bereavement.