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October 30, 2018
My dear Johnnie Mae & Family,
I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of your dear sister. May you and your family reflect on and cherish your memories of Viran; and rely on the "God of all comfort" to comfort, strengthen and guide you now and in the years to come - 2 Cor. 1:3,4.
Sincerely,
Pauline Stephens Petty,
LHS Class of '66,
Nassau, Bahamas
October 11, 2018
Eddie, Nora and family,
Mrs. Johnson will always be remembered by me for her kindness, soft voice and beautiful smile.
God was gracious in giving her to us.
With deepest sympathy
Rev. Youlonda and George Godbolt
October 10, 2018
To Miss Johnnie Mae and family,
May God continue to comfort you during this time and in times to come
October 09, 2018
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
October 09, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Johnson family. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day.
- Psalms 145:18,19
October 09, 2018
Deepest sympathy to The Family.
October 09, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 08, 2018
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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