Charlene Marie Johnson

CENTRALIA — Charlene Marie Johnson, 61, of Centralia, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Charlene was born February 14, 1956, in Mounds, Illinois, the daughter Van Leon Johnson, Sr. and Clotee (Mathis) Johnson.

She is survived by her son, DeVale Johnson and wife Corrina of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Taniskia Morning and fiance Derrek Garrett of Centralia; three brothers: Thetis Johnson of Paducah, KY, Calvin Johnson of Mounds, IL and Jonathan Holmes of Cape Girardeau, Mo; seven sisters: Sue Johnson of Elgin, IL, Darlene Johnson of Decatur, IL, Ethel Delores and husband James of Paducah, KY, Lorraine Woods husband is Evan Woods of Pulaski, IL, Victoria Reynolds and husband Terry Reynolds of Florida, Christine Rita Johnson of Centralia, and Jaqueline Johnson of Cape Girardeau, MO; 15 grandchildren: Courtney Johnson, Fernando Calcutt Jr., Najai Johnson, Kiana Coleman, Malesha Calcutt, Devale Johnson, Dymin Johnson, Lorenzo Johnson, Daya Johnson, Sharanee Johnson, Tracee Morning, Davian Johnson, Tracy Morning, Duettie Morning, and Ozell Morning; and five great-grandchildren: Marlerek Calcutt, Leon Johnson, Kendal Davis, Kalesha Davis, and Addison Charlene Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Fred Johnson, Van Leon Johnson Jr., and Darrell Johnson; and one great-grandchild.

Charlene was a homemaker for most of her life. She enjoyed playing bingo and being with her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Charlene will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017, at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Centralia with Rev. Ronald Johnson officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home to help the family with the funeral expenses. Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia is assisting the Johnson Family with arrangements.

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