ONTOTOC – Roselene Johnson died Monday, June 9, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 3, 1940, to Virgil and Martha Johnson.
She professed her life in Christ at an early age at Ecru Baptist Church. She attended Pontotoc High School and continued her education at Okolona College, where she received an associates degree in elementary education. She was great at playing basketball. After college she moved to Chicago, where she was employed by American Natura Can Company, retiring after 30 years. After moving back to Mississippi she served as president of the Usher Board at Cherry Creek M.B. Church. She also volunteered with the Nursing Home Ministries, the American Red Cross, and the Hematology and Oncology Outreach at Bridgeport in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Cherry Creek M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by four sons, Dwight (Shae) Johnson of Memphis, Willie (Laurie) Chestnut Jr. of Atlanta, Alvin (Gwendolyn) Chestnut of North Carolina and Ernie Griffin of Atlanta; one daughter, Tessa Griffin of Ecru; three sisters, Sederia Johnson, Sandra (Willie) Showeb and Patricia (James) Bland, all of Racine, Wis.; three brothers, Freddie (Mary) Johnson of Ecru, Henry (Stella) Johnson of Ecru and David (Shirley) Johnson of Memphis; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Johnson; her father, Virgil Johnson; her brother, Eddie Lee Johnson; her sister, Virgiree McGee; and a grandson, Ernie S. Griffin Jr.
There will be no visitation.
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