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Dudley Little Johnson
Mrs. Martha Dudley Little Johnson age 92 of Cleveland, MS passed away July 4, 2017 at her home in Cleveland, MS.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Burial will be in the Indianola City Cemetery. Reverend Michael McLaughlin will officiate the services.
Mrs. Johnson was born March 10, 1924 to Edgar Neal and Myra Whitmire Little in Homer, GA. She grew up in the Carnesville, GA area. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Home Economics; she went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Education from the George Peabody College for teachers at Vanderbilt University where she met and later married Dorsey Eugene Johnson on August 19, 1962. Mrs. Johnson was a retired school teacher having taught over 25 years in Greenwood, MS at Stone Street Elementary and in Cleveland, MS at Cypress Park Elementary. A former Lioness, she loved reading, camping with family and friends, attending estate auctions, collecting antiques, and playing Pokeno with her friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dorsey Johnson; her parents, Edgar and Myra Little; two brothers: Edgar Neal Little, Jr. and William “Bill” Adolphus Little.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son Dossie Eugene "Sonny" (Lisa) Johnson of Madison, AL; daughter, Suzanne M. (Tommy) Peacock of Cleveland, MS; 4 grandchildren: Joshua Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Brent Lance and Ashley Black; and 7 great grandchildren: Laiden Lance, Braylen Lance, Fyscher Lance, Addisyn Black, Marley Peacock, Eden Ray and Trace Harris.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1100 MS-8, Cleveland, MS 38732 or Lions Club International Department 4547 Carol Stream, Illinois 60122-4547.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net
Dudley will always be remembered as my best friend and great mentor to children. Rest in peace my friend. All the Harrison's loved you.
Jim Harrison Jul 6 2017 12:00 AM