SYLVESTER -- Mrs. Evelyn Hodges Johnson, 78, of Sylvester died Wednesday April 18, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday April 20, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was born on April 16, 1934 to the late Hillie and Odell Davidson Hodges in Berrien County and has lived in Worth County since 1969. She was a devoted minister's wife, homemaker and enjoyed reading. Mrs. Johnson attended Open Door Fellowship Church.

Survivors include her sons, Terrell "Donnie" Johnson (Deborah) of Sylvester, Greg Johnson (Cecelia) of Albany; daughters, Charlotte Cross (Robbie) of Tifton, Floy Jean Walls (Ken) of Commerce, Felicia Riexinger (John) of Arabi, Sheila Dye (Kevin) of Vienna; sisters, Jean DeVane-Fernandez of Sylvester, Effie Lee Foxworth of Albany, Elizabeth Foxworth of Albany, B.F. Hodges of Albany, Donald Hodges of Live Oak, FL, 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Terrell J. Johnson on December 8, 2001.

The family will receive friends on Thursday (TODAY) from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

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