Funeral services for Mareece Gipson Johnson of Winona will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th at New Hope United Methodist Church in Winona, with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Terry Corley, assisted by Rev. Sam Dodd, will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Tripp Cade, Scott Johnson, Phillip Johnson, Aden Dodd, Bill Vail, Jeff Johnson, Chase Stallworth, and John Cummings.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 27th from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the church.
Mareece Gipson Johnson, 93, passed away at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg on Sunday, August 21, 2022. She was born in Stewart to Reese Marion and Onie Lee Simpson Gipson on May 30, 1929. She was an employee of McGregor Manufacturing in Winona until she settled into her favorite job she ever had, which was babysitting her grandchildren. She had a love for being outside whether it be working in her yard or something as simple as sitting on her swing in her yard. She was also the oldest member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Winona.
Ms. Johnson is survived by her daughter, Patsy Johnson Cade (Bill); two sons, Phillip Lydell “Phil” Johnson Sr. and Kenneth Wade Johnson; sister, Faye Breazeale of Winona; ten grandchildren, Terri Jewett, Phillip Lydell Johnson Jr., Scott Johnson (April), Lauren Mareece Cummings, William “Tripp” Cade III, Aden Dodd, Jasmine Johnson, Jaden Johnson, Jordan Johnson, and Jada Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Laken Stallworth, Chase Stallworth, Dylan Johnson, Blakely Mareece Wright, and Grayson Johnson; great-great-granddaughter, Adeline Flowers; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Lydell Johnson Jr.; two children, Jerry Lamar Mitchell and Brenda Kay Mitchell; sister, Bennie Pearson; brother, Bobby Glynn Gipson; and great-grandchild Lucas Wade Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, or to the Cemetery Fund, at P.O. Box 447, Winona, MS 38967 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org/donate.