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Sonya Johnson


Sonya Johnson
April 24, 1945 – March 13, 2024
Sonya C. Johnson, 78, of Magnolia, died March 13, 2024, at the Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was born April 24, 1945, in McComb.
Funeral services were March 14, 2024, at Hartman Hughes Funeral Home, burial in the Rushing Cemetery, Bro. Trent Moak officiating.
Mrs. Johnson was a successful Avon saleswoman for 30 years in the Pike and Walthall County area. She was a member of Fernwood Baptist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She enjoyed knitting and was an avid genealogist.
She was preceded in death by her son Billy Joe Johnson; father Robert “Roy” Leroy Chisholm; mother Hallie Matthews Chisholm; and sister Kellon Tarver.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years James Lafayette Johnson; sons Jamie Johnson and Casey “C.E.” Johnson (Nesia); daughters Tammy Kelley and Chasity Jordan; grandchildren Hallie Johnson, Tashina Thompson (Joseph), Brandi Haze (Shane), Mariea Chandler, Christopher Johnson, Kye Kelley, Lacey Howell, Payton Jordan and James Mercier; 21 great grandchildren; nephew, Jason Tarver; brother-in-law, Lonnie Tarver.
Pallbearers were Kye Kelley, Barry Dillon, Tyler Dillon, Jimmy Hutson, Chris Kyzar and Doug Lawrence.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com

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