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Cynthia S. Johnson

Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Views: 1426

Cynthia S. Johnson
Cook Richmond Funeral Home

Cynthia S. Johnson was born to the late Henry and Vernell Cleveland Strong on September 15, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. Cynthia was the second oldest of four children.

It was in Goose Creek, South Carolina that she was captivated by a young naval sailor, Johnnie Johnson and on December 21, 1970 they pledged their love to each other in Holy Matrimony. The newlyweds moved to Louisiana where Cynthia was lovingly accepted into the Johnson family.

Cynthia accepted Christ at an early age where she learned the importance of being a servant. She served in many capacities as a member of Butler’s AME Zion Church under the leadership of former pastor Rev. Dr. Francis Williams and present pastor, Rev. John Forbes. She served faithfully as Secretary of the Trustee Board, Usher Board, Jr. Usher Board Coordinator, and the local and district Penny Brigade for the Roseland District.

She was employed at Quality Grocery for several years as a cashier and later was employed with the Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court Office as a Deputy Clerk and retired as the supervisor of the Criminal Department after 34 years of dedicated service.

Cynthia embraced life and lived it to its fullest. She will be remembered for her contagious smile, her joyful spirit, love for dancing, bowling, traveling and making her famous strawberry jam. Cynthia’s love and devotion to her family and friends will be greatly missed.

Cynthia’s memories will forever be cherished by her loving husband of 49 years, Johnnie Johnson, three daughters, Ivy Hughley -Towns (Roosevelt), Wendy Johnson - Dargin and Camera Johnson; one son, Steven Lyons Sr., a loving sister, Jacqueline Foster (Raymond Sr.), one uncle Jonathan Prioleau (Ollie Mae). Cynthia filled the role as “aunt-granny-tee” to her niece, Lauren Foster and nephew Brian Strong (Mia); she was blessed to have and adored her seven grandchildren, Steven Lyons, Jr., Devin Johnson, Garrison Hughley, Kalle Dargin, Jaela Dargin, Jordon Dargin and Ryan Hughley. four great-grandchildren, Gabriel Hernandez-Simon, Kamaree Simon, Cailey Johnson and Jaxson Simon.

She also leaves to cherish her memories her brothers and sisters in laws, two godchildren, Ashley Richardson and Julius Walker, her beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Vernell Strong, sister, Deborah Strong, brother, Henry Strong, two uncles Harry Weaver and Julius Cleveland.

Friday, July 12, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Butler's AME Zion Church
412 East Magnolia Street
Amite, Louisiana 70422

Funeral Service
Saturday, July 13, 2019
11:00 AM
Butler's AME Zion Church
412 East Magnolia Street
Amite, Louisiana 70422
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