Cleaster Johnson Rayner

Cleaster Johnson Rayner

MANSFIELD: Cleaster Johnson Rayner, passed this life Tuesday, died February 12, 2013 in OSU Medical Center, Columbus after a brief illness.

Mrs. Rayner was born March 22, to the late Ephron and Rosie Feagin Johnson in Andalusia, Alabama. Cleaster came to Mansfield at a young age. She was a former employee of Flexible, and a member of the Maddox Memorial Church Of God In Christ. She loved watching wrestling with her husband and spoiling her two of her great -grandchildren Duwan and Jeron Catchings.

Cleaster is survived by her husband Eddie "Sonny" Rayner; her only child a son: Geron his wife Minnie Johnson, Mansfield; her husband's children Janice Rayner, Michigan, Eddie (Patty) Harbert, Nashville, Tennessee, Virginia (Melvin) Bond, Dan (Angela) Charles (Patricia), and Willie Rayner, Brownsville, Tennessee; 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; sister: Minnie (George) Norris of Columbus; and brother: Daniel (Irene) Johnson, Mansfield.

In addition to her parents; two sisters Evelyn Butler, and Mary Lucas; two brothers Frennie, and Willie James Johnson; preceded Cleaster in death.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 11:00 AM in the Maddox Memorial COGIC by her pastor Superintendent Aaron Williams, Sr.. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery.

The family will also receive friends at the home of her son, 384 Sabo Dr. on Sunday and Monday from 5-9 p.m.

Published in the News Journal on Feb. 16, 2013