Mary Ilene Johnson

SHELBY – Mary Ilene Johnson, age 79, of Shelby, Ala., passed away November 26, 2019 at home. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Hawk’s Cove Fountain of Life Church with Pastor Tom Strickland officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Franklin H. Johnson, Sr.; father, James Sidney Bennett; mother, Beatrice Fern Sovil Bennett; and 7 siblings.

Mary is survived by her children,  Theresa Miquel (Mark), Sandra Betts, Harry Johnson Sr (Michelle), Franklin Johnson Jr., and William Johnson (Patricia) ; step daughter Patricia Emmons (Jay); sister, Betty Jean Wells (Joe); 16 grandchildren; 31 greatgrandchildren; 1 great-greatgrandchild;

Mary was a wonderful mother, sister, and friend. She is going to be missed by all those who knew her. She had the best green thumb in the world, and loved gardening. She leaves behind her wonderful pets, 4 cats and 2 birds.


  1. Patti (Bennett)Slutter on November 29, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    My dearest Aunt Mary you will be greatly missed. Sending love and prayers to your family.

  2. Brenda Oleary on December 1, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I love you Aunt Mary. You will surely be missed by sooo many people that loved you very much. God has a beautiful soul right beside him now. RIP.

  3. Jeans on December 2, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    To my sister Mary,you were more like a mother and I will miss our talks and visits and shared memories. I love you and you will be so,so missed.

  4. Bill Johnson on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I will miss you more then words can describe.I find comfort in the fact that all your pains & discomfort are over.You are in a better place now with our Lord and Savior with a new body surrounded by friends and family. I will miss you my angel .

    Forever Loved
    Bill (son)