Georgia Laverne Johnson, transition on Friday, May 28, 2021, peacefully in her home. She was born on December 20, 1931 to the late James and Ernestine Gardner in Magnolia, Mississippi. Her early school age days were in Pike County, MS. She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and attended McDonald #35 High School. Laverne was preceded in death by her parents James and Ernestine Gardner, her sister Eleanor F. Williams, her husband, Wilbert Johnson, and her youngest son Clarence, III. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, one son Melvin (Carolyn) and her daughter Gwendolyn; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
- Relatives, friends of the family and the members of the Payne Memorial AME Church and the Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Friday June 11, 2021, at My Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church, 2829 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113.
- Visitation: 8am – 10am
- Service: 10am – 11am
- Interment will be at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
- Rev, Dr. Troy A. Williams, Pastor, officiating Interment: Pleasant Springs Memorial Gardens, 2059 Pleasant Springs Road, Magnolia, MS 39652.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.