Naomi Turner Johnson – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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naomiNaomi Turner Johnson died Oct. 14, 2013, in Enterprise, Ala. after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was a lifetime resident of the Shoals and Iuka, Miss. before moving to Enterprise with her daughter in 2010. Her family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 18, noon-2 p.m., at Morrison Funeral Home of Tuscumbia with the funeral service following in the funeral home chapel. Barrett Long will officiate and burial will follow in Colbert Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her two children, Carolyn Johnson McInnis (Rae), of Enterprise, and Jim Johnson (Tammy), of Tuscumbia; her four grandchildren, Lauren McInnis, Kaitlin McInnis, Jacob Johnson and Jeremy Johnson; her stepgrandchildren, Allison and Chris McInnis; her sister, Sybil Turner Hodge, of Iuka, Miss.; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends who will all miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cora Turner, of Iuka; her husband, James Lee Johnson; her sister, Montez Turner Bryant; and brother, Raymond Turner.

Naomi loved to travel and loved to spend time with her family and friends. She loved her children and doted on her grandchildren. She traveled to Europe, Russia, Canada, Mexico and all across the United States. She was a loving mother, devoted wife of 44 years, and, in her younger days, a bowling champion. She was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Tuscumbia and worked in outreach to the members of the church who were homebound. She was always involved in school activities with her children and participated in numerous community activities and organizations including the Tennessee Valley Country Club and the Shoals Red Hat Society.

Pallbearers are Brad McKinney, Jason Smith, Mark Myhan, Mike Watson, Mike Donaldson and Hollis Clark.

The family would like to thank the employees of Kelley Place where Naomi lived her last three years and Day Springs Hospice for the wonderful, loving care they took of Naomi in her last days. The people of Kelley Place gave her a loving environment and ensured that her last years were happy ones.

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