A. Marie Johnson, 92 of Edwardsville, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
Marie was born on January 17, 1925 in Cornersville, Tennessee; the daughter of the late Harvey and Lena (Holt) Cook. Marie gave over 22 years to the Granite City School District #9 in the cafeteria and was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City, Illinois. Marie will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Patricia (Bill) Tierney of Marshfield, Missouri; her son, John (Cindy) Johnson of Florissant, Missouri; her grandchildren, Darcy (Jeremiah) Essmyer, Chris (Jennifer) Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Molly Johnson, John (Melinda) Tierney, Meghan (Michael) Fanning; her great-grandchildren, Lauren Tierney, Will Tierney, Claire Tierney, James Fanning, Tierney Fanning, Lena Fanning, Jude Fanning, Lorelei Essmyer.
In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband; James Edward Johnson, whom she married on August 12, 1944; her sisters, Willena Capps, Evelyn Cook, Thelma Cook; her brothers, Claudie Cook, Willie Cook, Ozro Cook.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Marie’s life, services will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Powell officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to Unity Baptist Church, 2500 St. Clair Ave. Granite City, Illinois 62040.
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