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Melba Johnson

Melba Johnson
Nov. 28, 1939 – Sept. 7, 2023
Melba Dean Dillon Johnson, 83, was born Nov. 28, 1939. She died at her home in the Lexie community Sept. 7, 2023.
She is survived by her two sons, Brad (Joy) Johnson of Wesson, and Brett (Susan) Johnson of Tylertown; grandchildren Claire (Daniel) Drake, from Columbus, Chloe’ Johnson and Clancie Johnson from Brookhaven, Zack (Brittany) Johnson from Tylertown, Katherine (Tyler) Todd from Oak Grove, and Chess Johnson from Tylertown; great grandchildren Emma Johnson, Major Byron Johnson, and Mamie Johnson; sister, Gayle (Gary) Strickland, and two brothers, Jerome “Bud” (Jean) Dillon and Elwin Dillon.
Funeral services were Sept. 9, 2023, at Lexie Baptist Church, burial in Tylertown Cemetery II, Bro. Randall Griffin officiating. Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Major Byron Johnson, and her mother and father, Georgia Lee Dillon and John T. Dillon.
Melba Johnson worked at Haspel Clothing in Tylertown. When her boys were in college, she decided to go to nursing school and was a registered nurse at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton. Her doors were always open to provide a delicious meal, along with a fresh baked cake, pie, or cookies. She loved growing beautiful plants and flowers and spent hours tending her garden.
Pallbearers were Tommy Brumfield, Kyle Johnson, Chess Johnson, Tyler Todd, Bill Seton, and Bradley Reid. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Lexie Baptist Church, Ronnie Johnson, Mac Conerly, Larry Ray, Maxy Hill, and Ray Dunnam.
Special music was performed Jo Holmes and Annette Conerly, led by Adrian Wood.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at

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