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Beatrice Johnson

August 19, 1921 — December 21, 2013

Bloomington - Beatrice S. Johnson, 92, of Bloomington passed
away 8:04 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn
Regional Medical Center, Normal.

She was born August 19, 1921 at
Alto, Arkansas a daughter of Sam and Lucenia Howard Sloan. She
married Rev. Jesse H. Johnson on November 3, 1940 at Bugg Ridge,
MO. He died January 30, 2003.

Survivors include her son, Harry
(Katherine) Johnson, Normal; her daughter, Louise Nicholas,
Bloomington; one brother, Samuel Sloan, Jackson,MI; two sisters,
Jerline Williams, Jackson,MI and Azzlee Thomas, Chicago. IL; four
grandchildren, Eugene L.(Pamela) Nicholas, Atlanta, GA, Gary
Nicholas, Rantoul, IL, Jarrett A.M. (Andrea) Johnson, Los
Angeles,CA and Jeanna M. Johnson, Dallas,TX and a host of nieces
and nephews.

She was preceded in death by
8 brothers and sisters and a son in law, Earl Nicholas.

Beatrice was a member of Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church where she served on the Mothers Board, Women on the
Move and the Married Couples Ministry. She was a member of the
minister's wives and widows of OWDBA. She worked registration at
OWDBA during annual sessions. Beatrice was a devout Christian and
church member. She loved the Lord and enjoyed discussing the Bible
with others.

Mother Johnson enjoyed being in her
church, her kitchen and her garden. She will be remembered by many
for her spirited conversations and commentary. Beatrice was
employed by Eureka-Williams Company for several years.

Funeral services will be at
11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church. Rev. Dr. Frank L. McSwain Sr. will officiate. Interment
will be in Park Hill Cemetery mausoleum. Visitation will be on
Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home,
Bloomington and 1 hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Mt. Pisgah Baptist

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