Mildred Howell Johnson, 84, of Jacksonville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville. Mildred was born on Aug. 8, 1928 in Bonifay to the late Houston and Mae Howell. Mildred graduated from Holmes County High School and attended Florida State University. She played flute in her high school band and later in the FSU Marching Chiefs band and the university symphony orchestra. She worked as an accountant for many years, retiring from Barnett Bank in Jacksonville. She enjoyed making a gracious home, collecting antiques and had a flair for always looking stylish. In retirement, she especially enjoyed reuniting yearly with college friends, Mary, Alice, Marjorie and sis Evelyn at Mary's North Carolina mountain home.
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She was preceded in death by husband, Eugene S. Johnson, Jr.; newborn, Marylynn Johnson; brothers, Houston Howell, Jr. and Dr. Ralph (Danny) Howell.
She is survived by her daughter, Paula Fisk of Jacksonville; granddaughter, Lindsay Dunivant of Gulf Breeze; step-daughter, Linda Hemphill of Jacksonville; sister, Evelyn Overman of Panama City; niece, Cheryl Overman (Bill Sedgwick), and nephews, Robert Lee (Debbie), Mark (Donna), Chris and Bruce Overman.
A memorial service will be held at the Howell Burial Plot, Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay, on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4255 Sunbeam Rd. Jacksonville, Fl., 32257, or the
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on June 26, 2013