September 13, 1935 - November 29, 2020
Joy Le Anne Emery Johnson, age 85, of Joplin, MO passed peacefully to her certain reward on Sunday morning, November 29, 2020. She was born September 13, 1935 in Milo, MO to the late Pastor David and Eula Mae Emery. She was selflessly ever-devoted to her family, church family, and friends. She is survived by her two dear sisters, Sue Foltz and Lois Phillips, and her four grateful sons, Elton III, David, Scott, and Jonathan, their wives (who she referred to as her ‘Daughters in Love’), and 9 grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. Her late Husband, Dr. R. Elton Johnson, Jr. pastored multiple Southern Baptist churches in Missouri, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia. Joy was the ultimate pastor’s wife, graciously coordinating and hosting countless fellowship events and was a constant encouragement to all. She raised four boys in Brazil while serving as a Missionary alongside her husband. Joy lived a gracious and magnificent life of service as the consummate Pastor’s / Missionary’s wife and Mother. She was a graduate of William Jewell College, Liberty, MO, where Dr. Johnson served as Dean of Religious Life. She was a committed school teacher as well. Arrangements are being coordinated by McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan, GA. The Celebration of Life will be Friday, December 4, 2020 at Antioch Baptist Church, 144 Brooks-Woolsey Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30215. Family will be receiving friends at Antioch Baptist Church from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, with the service at 11:30 AM and interment to follow at Antioch. Flowers are not expected but are of course appreciated, or contributions in her honor may be made at https://thei58mission.org/content.cfm?id=232 The family extends warmest appreciation to all who knew and loved this noble and precious woman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckoon.com McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580.
Joy Le Anne Emery Johnson, age 85, of Joplin, MO passed peacefully to her certain reward on Sunday morning, November 29, 2020. She was born September 13, 1935 in Milo, MO to the late Pastor David and Eula Mae Emery. She was selflessly ever-devoted... View Obituary & Service Information
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