Thomasville Times Enterprise

January 9, 2014

Alma N. Johnson


THOMASVILLE — Graveside service for Alma N. Johnson will be Saturday January 12th 2014 at Peaceful Rest Cemetery at 11 a.m. Donnie Hopkins will officiate and gives words of comfort. Public viewing will be today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. There’s an open gate at the end of the road through which each must go alone, and there is a light we cannot see. Our Father claims his own; beyond the gate your loved one finds happiness and rest, there is comfort that a loving God knows best. According to the Divine Plan, one comes to the stage of life, plays his role, and passes on. Therefore, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Mrs. Alma Newkirk Johnson finished her task, answered her call, and left behind a legacy of love and humility to her family and friends. The late Mrs. Alma Newkirk Johnson was the daughter of Sarah and Johnny Newkirk, who preceded her in death. She confessed her life to Christ at an early age where she was a faithful member of Sweetfield Missionary Baptist Church of Merrillville, GA. She married Lindsey Johnson on June 30, 1962 and to this union four children were added.  Alma had several hobbies but cooking was her favorite. She had the privilege of working in food service at Southwestern State Hospital for over 22 years, where she retired. Never meeting a stranger, she made many acquaintances, in which some became her lifelong friends. Alma leaves to cherish her precious memories, her husband of 51 years: Lindsey, one son: Lindsey Jr.: three daughters: Denise Scott of Thomasville, GA; Tressa Johnson of Valdosta, GA; Mechelle Holmes (Randy) of Valdosta, GA; special and devoted friend Margaret Williams: one Godchild; Lois Johnson of Thomasville, GA: four grandchildren: Altovise Johnson, Tara Slater of Norcross, GA; Saferia Johnson,  Jamarca Manson of Valdosta, GA: three great grandchildren: Jace Davis, Bailey Slater of Norcross, GA; and Josiah Middleton of Valdosta, GA; one brother: Willie Newkirk of Norfolk, Virginia; five sisters: Sarah Stewart, Dora Mae Fletcher of Thomasville, GA; Emma Newkirk, Madine King of Atlanta, GA; Doris Jackson (Nathaniel) of Macon, GA: one aunt: Ruby Robinson of Atlanta, GA; mother-in-law; Mary Pearl Johnson of Thomasville, GA: and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and devoted friends. — Hopkins Mortuary