Ezell White Johnson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 10, 2013

Funeral services for Mrs. Ezell White Johnson, 89,
of DeRidder, will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12 at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Ministers officiating will be Revs. George Lee Glass and Arlen Smith. Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cravens. Mrs. Johnson passed from this
life on Oct. 9, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Lake Charles.
Visitation begins from 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 11, and from 8 a.m. until the time of service on Oct. 12, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder.
Ezell was born on
Aug. 30, 1924, to Beedie Johnson White and George White in Cravens. She lived most of her life in Cravens, before moving to DeRidder. Ezell was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who was dedicated to her
family. She was a true inspiration to her family and friends while always nurturing them in a loving and positive manor. Ezell was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, John Perry Johnson and wife Phyllis of
DeRidder; three daughters, Betty Cunningham and husband Richard Lee “Rickey” of DeRidder, Kolean “Kokie” Gill of DeRidder, and Madgalene “Maggie” Afeman and husband Larry Jerrel of Hineston; one sister, Marguerite Hudson and husband Billy of Benton;
21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mitchell Winfred Johnson; three sons, James Alvers Johnson, George
Thomas Johnson; infant son, Winston Mitchell Johnson; one brother, Herman White and one sister, Nelda Jackson.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Mahesh Pandya and staff, Beauregard Home Health, Beauregard
Memorial Hospital, Companion Care, St. Patrick’s Hospital for their services and the many friends and family for their love, prayers and visits. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.labbymemorial.com.