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Pauline Johnson

February 1, 1937 — January 25, 2017

RULEVILLE - Pauline Johnson, age 79, of Ruleville, MS passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at her home.

Visitation will be Friday, January 27th from Noon until 2:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Greg Chamblee will officiate the service.

Pauline was born on February 01, 1937 to Arthur and Myrtle(Cusar) Sanford in Charleston, MS. She attended school in Webb, MS.  Pauline later married Bobby Leigh Johnson, Sr. In her younger years she worked at several restaurants. Pauline's main goal in life was to be a great wife, mother and grandmother. Pauline lived with her son, Frankie Allen Hutchinson and her granddaughter, Felicia Hutchinson. She loved to travel and she loved her canine friends. Pauline enjoyed sitting outside drinking coffee and watching the cars pass by. Pauline's real name was Sunshine. 

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents--Arthur Sanford & Myrtle Sanford, Ed Sanford and Brucine Dehammer.

Pauline is survived by Daughter, Phyllis Laffoon of Boyle, MS;  Son, E J Jennings, Jr. of Boyle, MS;  Son, Bobby Johnson Jr of Wisconsin;  Daughter, Vickie Taylor of Cleveland, MS;  Son, Albert Johnson of Georgia;  Son, Frankie Allen Hutchinson of Ruleville, MS;  Daughter, Cynthia Champion Young of Tupelo, MS;  Brother, Charles Sewell of Cleveland, MS; Sister, Margarett Hutchinson of North Carolina; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Cain Smith and Willie Young.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at

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Friday, January 27, 2017

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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