Madge O. Johnson
Funeral Date: 11/8/2012

Obituary:
Madge O (Ormand) Johnson, age 90 of Jersey, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, November 4 at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock . She was born on January 17, 1922 in Lonoke County, Arkansas to Sam and Lecy (McGhee) Ormand. She was the eldest of their five daughters. She was the wife (55 years married Dec. 6 1940) of James Carl Johnson who preceded her in death on April 1, 1995. She is survived by their five children: Margaret Starnes (Estel, deceased) of Cabot; Betty Heird (Calvin, deceased) of Warren; Linda White (Hugh) of Vancouver, WA; Carla Crowder (George) of Sherwood and Samuel P (Sam) Johnson (Rita) of Flower Mound, TX. Madge is also survived by 12 Grand Children, 26 Great Grand-Children, 5 Great Great Grand-Children and many niece, nephews and numerous friends. Madge was a member of the Methodist Church in Jersey then the First United Methodist Church in Warren. She participated in community activities and was a member of the Soil Conservation Board, Bradley County Pink Tomato Association, Shady Grove Cemetery Association and Jersey Fire Department. Her enjoyment in life came from her love "of people". She loved to cook, entertain, work hard and laugh. She and Carl were tomato farmers (partial to the Bradley tomato variety) cattle breeders and vegetable growers. Her most rewarding roles in life were those of Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt Madge and Friend. Her grandchildren still quote her three favorite expressions: "sure we can", "just do right" and "see you in the morning"! Funeral services were 1:30pm Thursday November 8th at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery at Jersey by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jeff Johnson, Joey Johnson, Rusty Heird, Chuck Heird Kenny Johnson and Randy Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Ederington, James Ederington, Stan Sweeney and The Fishermanís Class of the First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred The First United Methodist 111 West Church Street, Warren AR. 71671 or the Donald W. Reynolds Y.M.C.A. 207 North Main Street, Warren, AR. 71671

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Name: Lynn & Gail Wright
Message: Our thoughts & prayers are with all of the family.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: I was so fortunate to have gotten to know Ms. Madge while attending First Methodist Church for a time. What a sweet lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Bob & Laverne Laster
Message: Family,you are in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mrs. Madge was a very special person and we will always cherish the memories, all good, we had together.

Name: French & Judy Wynne
Message: Madge was a lovely lady and will be missed dearly. Our prayers are with all of you.

Name: David and Connie York
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God hold you in his loving arms...

Name: Donna Hairston
Message: Mrs. Madge was a true southern lady. I always enjoyed her so much. She was so much fun and never grew old in mind and spirit. My sincere sympathy is felt.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear Johnson Family: Carl and Madge were special. We were blessed to have been able to spend time with them at Jersey Deer Club. They don't make em' that like that any more. You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Betty Thomas Robertson
Message: Dear Children: Your sweet mother will certainly be missed. She was a very lovery person who loved everyone. I can remember the times our family can to your house. What a mess of kids we were. Alway had fun, not much mischief. Mrs. Madge and Mother were always at the school supporting us kids in activities. We had it made with tramendous mothers - reckon we told them often enought how much we really appreciated their support. Our prayers and thoughts will be your family during this difficult time.

Name: David McDougald
Message: So very sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

Name: Earline and Ernie Ferrell
Message: Please our most sincere sympathy during this time.I shall always treasure the fond memories of knowig this wonderful family.

Name: Thomas & Barbara Rice
Message: Linda, Carla and Sammy, we offer our most heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your sweet mother. She looked good at the Hermit Huddle and I remember thinking how lucky and bless you all were to still have a parent. Most of us have already lost ours and God allowed you to hold on to your mother a little longer. You were blessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Linda Trussell Davis
Message: Sammie, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Was so good to see her at the all school reunion. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Johnnie( & Frank) Bonds
Message: I loved how you took care of me being my big sister. I have alot of memories no one can take away from me. I love you sis. I am sad I have lost my last sister. You will always be in my heart.

Name: Debbie & (Troy) Lanning
Message: There was no one like my Aunt Madge. She could do anything and everything. You would get tired running behing her all day, she was always on the go. I would gain weight when we went to visit, eating all that good cooking. No matter what we were doing, working or relaxing, we always had fun. I will miss you Aunt Madge but I know you are alright and we will see you soon. I send all my hugs and kisses.

Name: Jacqualin (McDougald) & Jerry Johnson
Message: Betty, I am so sorry about your mother.

Name: Regina Spraggins
Message: What a sweetheart!!! Madge use to tell me stories about my fathers' family. She was a kind and caring soul and will be missed!!!

Name: Jennifer Reichard
Message: So very sorry for the lost of Madge. I will never forget my time with her many perms and manicures and most of all her smile and laughter. I will cherish every memory. Love Jennifer Sandalwood Beauty Shop

Name: Ann Ragsdale
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.