Mrs. Mary Louise Johnson was born August 15, 1940, in Fayette, MS. Mary is the second child born to Allean Starks. Mary was a God-fearing woman, before moving to Jackson she was a member of Taylors Chapel Baptist Church in Fayette, MS and later became a member of Crossroads M.B. Baptist Church in Jackson, MS. Mary was a hard worker, she worked at National Industries as a supervisor for over a decade before she retired. After retirement she became the daycare grand mom. Mary always had her grandchildren under her care. People raved about her cooking. You would find all the neighborhood kids and family members gathered at her home for her great cooking and just a good old time. There would be so many cars that people thought she was always having a party. Mary drew people in like magnets.
Mary was a devote mother, daughter, sister, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was our mom but was known to many as Mae- Mae, Mrs. Mae, or Sister. She worked tirelessly to make sure her five children and grandchildren never went without. The love she had for her children and grandchildren could move mountains. Mary had an unbreakable bond with her siblings. She was like a second mom to them. When her mom passed, she became the matriarch of the family, and she wore the crown well. She taught us all what it means to be selfless. Mary didn’t have a lazy bone in her body. She never stopped to smell the roses because she was always passing them out to others.
Mary dedicated her life to serving others. She truly walked in the light. Mary never asked for much. Through heartache and pain, she never complained. On August 31, 2021, we lost a Queen and God gained an Angel. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, David and Allean Startks; her sister, Teresa Starks; her brother, William Gaines; her sons: James Thompson and Marvin Thompson. She leaves to cherish in her memories, her husband, John Johnson; her children: Johnny Thompson, Billy Thompson both of (Jackson, MS); her daughter, Pamela Thompson, (Houston, TX); stepdaughter, Mildred Thompson, (Fort Worth, TX); fifteen grandchildren: Cedric Woodard, Adrienne Hines, Kaveyan Brown, Johnny Thompson Jr., Laquanna Thompson, Marvin Thompson Jr., LaTasha Kersh, Brianna Thompson, Khelci Thompson, Billy Thompson, Jonnario Thompson, Jaden Purvis all of (Jackson, MS); Felicity Keiwana Graise, (Atlanta, GA); Dallas Thompson, (Frisco, TX); Bryce Burnside, (Houston, TX); and Shalexus Thompson, Fayette, MS; five sisters: Betty Banks, Percy, (Dalton, IL); Sarah Starks, (Jackson, MS); Abslena, Taylor (Hattiesburg, MS); Gladys Starks Wolf, Bernard (Jackson, MS); Mable Dunbar, Greg; two brothers: Alex Thompson, (Chicago, IL); David Lee Starks, Marilyn (Jackson, MS); mother-in-law, Arnett Lewis; sixteen great grandchildren; five sisters-in law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Louise Johnson will be Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Peoples Chapel, 886 North Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi at 11:00 a.m. with her final resting place being, Autumn Woods Cemetery, 4000 W. Northside Drive, Jackson, Mississippi.
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