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Eleanor Johnson


Eleanor Johnson
Dec. 15, 1933 – Nov. 26, 2023
Eleanor Blackwell Johnson, 89, died Nov. 26, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Tylertown Dec. 15, 1933, and was a longtime resident of Columbia.
She was a homemaker and mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a seamstress and enjoyed cooking southern meals. She was an active member of East Columbia Baptist Church. Over the years of her life, Mrs. Johnson treasured her role instilling faith and family values in her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Robert G Johnson, Sr.; her sons, Robert “Bob” Johnson, Jr., and Johnny Joe Johnson; parents, Willie Blackwell and Carrie Faye Blackwell; and brothers, Raymond Blackwell, and Randy Blackwell.
Survivors are her daughter, Kathy Johnson Stringer (John) of Columbia; her son, James “Jimmy” Johnson (Kem) of Florence; sister, Marilyn Smith (Derick) of McKinney, TX, brother, Gerald Blackwell of Baton Rouge; six grandchildren, Jennifer McClendon, Scott Johnson, Paige Smith, Robert “Trey” Johnson, III, Heather Bailey, and Evan Stringer; 10 great-grandchildren; her caregiver, Lorinda Howard.
Funeral services were Nov. 28, 2023, at East Columbia Baptist Church, Rev. Dave Nichols officiating, burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Tylertown.
Pallbearers were Scott Johnson, Robert E. Johnson IV, Chad Blackwell, Evan Stringer, Johnnie Ray Copeland and Krae Morgan.
Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colonialfuneralhomes-ms.com.

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