OBITUARY

Beverly Ann Johns

June 8, 1951November 16, 2018
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Beverly Ann Johns, 67, a resident of Georgiana, AL passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be 12 noon Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 from the Johnson Funeral Chapel. Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana, AL directing arrangements. Burial will follow in Hickory Hill Cemetery. Beverly Ann Wilson was born on June 8, 1951 to the late Gladys Mae Mixon and Samuel Wilson. After graduating from Amityville High School in 1969, Beverly went on to marry Ruben Johns, Jr in December 1975. Th this union, they had three children, Demetrius, Nefertari, and Equilla. Beverly began her career and worked for 30 plus years at Pilgrim State Hospital as a physiatric therapy aid. During this time Beverly went on to earn an Associate's of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Farmingdale. When Beverly retired, she enjoyed listening to soul music, or planting in her garden. She was known and loved by many for her "cool, laid-back attitude, her love for African Culture and her heritage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Johns, Jr, and her brother, Dwilight Sole, Jr. . Survivors include: Daughters: Nefertari (Anthony) Johns-Mayhew, McDonnough, GA and Equilla (Michael Williams) Johns, Stone Mountain, Ga; Son: Demetrius Johns, Tampa, FL; Sisters: Rita Wilson, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Yvonne Wilson, Scottsdale, AZ; Brothers: Charles Wilson, Mt Vernon, NY, Larry Wilson, Brentwood, NY, Louis Wilson, Duluth, GA, and Rance Wilson, Patchogue, NY; Grandchildren: Jelaun Johns, Stephon Johns, AAndia Mayhew, Anaya Mayhew, Ananda Mayhew, Nasir Mayhew, and Mikiah Johns-Williams. Beverly also leaves behind a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and friends. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Online condolences can be made at www.johnsongeorgiana.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Nefertari Johns-Mayhew, Daughter
  • Equilla Johns, Daughter
  • Demetrius Johns, Son
  • Rita Wilson, Sister
  • Yvonne Wilson, Sister
  • Charles Wilson, Brother
  • Larry Wilson, Brother
  • Louis Wilson, Brother
  • Rance Wilson, Brother
  • Jelaun Johns, Grandchild
  • Stephon Johns, Grandchild
  • Aandia Mayhew, Grandchild
  • Anaya Mayhew, Grandchild
  • Ananda Mayhew, Grandchild
  • Nasir Mayhew, Grandchild
  • Mikiah Johns-Williams, Grandchild

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Beverly Ann Johns

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Equilla Johns

November 23, 2018

Mommy you was my heart, my rock, my ideal vision of how a strong women should be. I love you and your memory will live on in my heart forever, thank you for providing me with your wisdom and teaching me on how to be a great mother. I will always love you mommy, from your baby girl.

Rita Wilson

November 23, 2018

Beverly was my sister and friend, we never had a fight from childhood until we became adults. I played a lot of pranks on my sister and she always took it in stride, she always made a party out of any occasion and she wanted to do all of the cooking. She enjoyed sharing with her neighbors, she loved her family and she will be forever live in my heart and she will be missed by many. R. I. P my sister and friend.

Yvonne Richard Julian Alexis

November 20, 2018

Thank you for all the love, wisdom and warmth you have shared with us over the years. Not only were you a beautiful person, you taught how to be beautiful inside and out. You are missed and forever loved.

Doris Oommen

November 20, 2018

I will always cherish our friendship we had together . The laughs when you played cards and took all the guys money after you were down and borrow only $300 and won $25. We would go to the Rainbow shop get sale outfits . Or the times we would go fishing with the guys and have the best fish frys in the back yard . Everyday was a backyard easy day in the summer . All will miss you for your uniqueness , or just being straight forwards. U had a good heart . Everyone was welcome to go to Bevs’s to get a plate of food . U will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in Paradise my sister / friend . Love you

Nasir Mayhew

November 19, 2018

You were the most down to earth person I knew. You knew exactly what you wanted, and I loved that about you. Even though I’m going to miss making mud pies and going to yard sales with you, Your with God now. Im going to miss you with all my heart. I love you Ma.

Jamie Ward

November 18, 2018

To Mother Beverly and the Johns Family,
May you rest in God's Eternal Peace. I'll never forget you making big pots of curry chicken and rice before leaving for work, which Nef and I devoured and then you'd complain because you thought we didn't eat enough. I'll always remember your love for Soul Train and African Artifacts. Most of all, I'll remember you always reminding us of our uniqueness by saying "Your Beauty Is Natural".
Nef, Demetrius and Equilla...you are forever my family...I Love You!

Forever In Our Hearts,

Jamie Ruth Ward & Family

Anthony Mayhew

November 18, 2018

You are my second mother. Thanks for trusting me with your daughter who is my greatest gift in life. I will forever love and miss you. Rest in Heaven

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Biography

Beverly Ann Johns, 67, a resident of Georgiana, AL passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be 12 noon Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 from the Johnson Funeral Chapel. Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana, AL directing arrangements. Burial will follow in Hickory Hill Cemetery. Beverly Ann Wilson was born on June 8, 1951 to the late Gladys Mae Mixon and Samuel Wilson. After graduating from Amityville High School in 69, Beverly went on to marry Ruen Johns, Jr in December 1975.. To this union, they had three children, Demetrius, Nefertari, and Equilla. Beverly began her career and worked for 30 plus years at Pilgrim State Hospital as a physiatric therapy aid. During this time Beverly went on to earn an Associate's of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Farmingdale. When Beverly retired, she enjoyed listening to soul music, or planting in her garden. She was known and loved by many of her "cool, laid-back" attitude, her love for African Culture and her heritage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Johns, Jr, and her brother Dwilight Sole, Jr. Survivors include: Daughters: Nefertari Johns-Mayhew, McDonnough, GA and Equilla Johns, Stone Mountain, Ga; Son: Demetrius Johns, Tampa, FL; Sisters: Rita Wilson, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Yvonne Wilson, Scottsdale, AZ; Brothers: Charles Wilson, Mt Vernon, NY, Larry Wilson, Brentwood, NY, Louis Wilson, Duluth, GA, and Rance Wilson, Patchogue, NY; Grandchildren: Jelaun Johns, Stephon Johns, AAndia Mayhew, Anaya Mayhew, Ananda Mayhew, Nasir Mayhew, and Mikiah Johns-Williams. Beverly also leaves behind a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and friends. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Online condolences can be made at www.johnsongeorgiana.com.