Malissa Godwin Johnson


Mrs. Malissa Godwin Johnson affectionately known as “LADY” entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the Marianna Health and Rehab Center in Marianna, with her loving family at her bedside. She was blessed to be 99 years old. She was the daughter of the late Waymon, Sr. and Eva Russ Godwin.
She was a resident and lifelong resident of Jackson County she was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Exciting St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Marianna,
Lady loved life and enjoyed when family would come together for good fun and fellowship.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Tom Johnson, Sr., her daughter Sara Johnson Sutton, grandson Gregory Sutton, and her granddaughter Nebbi Nathan.
She leaves a legacy of memories with her loving and devoted family to include: her children, Jerri McGhee of Tallahassee, Ralph “Smokey” Johnson, Tom Johnson (Luverne), and Beluah Johnson all of Marianna, her sister Rebecca Godwin Massenburg (Simon) of Marianna, 14 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Also survived is a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and sorrowing friends.
Homegoing services for Malissa LADY Godwin Johnson will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am at the St. Luke Missionary Baptist located at 2871 Orange Street in Marianna where Rev. Riley J. Henderson is Pastor. Rev. Ronald Dale Mizer, Rev. Jeffery Earl Mills, Elder Dr. Carlton Taylor, Rev. Brandon Killings, and Rev. Linda Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery with the caring staff of Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna, Florida directing the services.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the chapel of Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10:00 am until funeral time.


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