She was born in Cherokee County, Georgia, to the late Joe and Ella Watkins.
She is survived by her husband, Russell Johnson; her sons, Tim and Judy Whitmire and Joe and Dana Johnson; her daughter, Kimberly and Steve Gann; her grandchildren, Tracey and Ken Wiggins, Jeremy and Laura Whitmire, Christy and Donald Daniel, Jamie Whitmire, Todd Holtzclaw, Micah Gann, Laney Johnson, Josie Johnson; and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Lester Watkins, and her sisters, Dorothy Vaughn, Ruby Green and Myrtle Richards.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Whitmire; her brothers Floyd Watkins, Lloyd Watkins and Hoyt Watkins; and her sister, Derotha Bagwell.
Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of Rainwater Funeral Home on Thursday December 13, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Ivan Watkins officiating. Internment will be held at Cleburne Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
In lieu of flowers donations will be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
Messages of condolences may be left at rainwaterfuneralhome.com.
Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon.