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Celebrating the life of
Leona Margaret Johnson
February 20, 1934 - September 14, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My sincerest condolences. May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those wo are crushed in spirit.It is my hope that this scripture helps you and your dear loved ones cope with grief and sadness now and in the days to come.

Ursula , Pooler, Ga

Savannah, GA - Leona Margaret Johnson "Margaret”, age 83, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Hospice House under the palliative care of Hospice Savannah.

Margaret was born on February 20, 1934, in Kansas City, MO, the first child of Harold Thomas and Lucille Eleanor Clinton Kerr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Beverly Annette Jeffrey of Salt Lake City, UT, and her brother David Anthony Kerr of Davenport, IA. She is survived by one sister, Mary Louise Jensen of Middletown, IA, daughter Jocelyn Jo Johnson-Hopper and son-in-law Michael Lee Hopper of Savannah, GA, son Jon Eric Johnson of Nauvoo, IL, and granddaughter Alicia Shea LeVesque of Nauvoo, IL.

After suffering a stroke in September of 2015, Margaret was moved to Savannah, GA, to be closer to Jocelyn and Michael, but the majority of her adult life was lived in her beloved Nauvoo, IL.

Upon graduation from Gorin High School in Gorin, MO, she held secretarial positions at both W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company and Union Electric in Ft. Madison, IA, for 8 years. She became a full-time Mom after Jocelyn and Eric were born. When they reached adolescence, she re-entered the workforce as a secretary with a penchant for proper English and perfect spelling. Margaret was employed with the Iowa Department of Human Services in Keokuk, IA, for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1999. While there she developed meaningful friendships which she cherished for the rest of her life.

Margaret shared her family’s fascination with antiquing; enjoyed going out to eat with friends, was active in the Nauvoo Hobby Club and water aerobics, and was drawn to yard sales like a moth to flame (much to the chagrin of her children). She shared her faith in God with her church family at First Presbyterian in Nauvoo where she proudly attended for over 48 years.

Margaret was known for her dry wit and her ability to maintain a calm demeanor in nearly every situation. In the midst of a raging debate, the 'passively disinterested Margaret' would occasionally throw out an unexpected zinger, diffusing tension and leaving everyone in stitches.

Margaret was cremated in Savannah. While there will be no services in Savannah, a graveside service and a Celebration of Life will be held by her family in the Spring of 2018 in Nauvoo. If you're a friend of the family with a memory of Margaret to share, you're encouraged and invited to plan to attend. Details will be provided in local media as they become available.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Savannah Foundation, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA, 31416 (hospicesavannah.org) or Islands Feral Cat Project, 28 Twelve Oaks Drive, Savannah, GA, 31410 (islandsferalcatproject.org). Both organizations were incredibly supportive to Margaret and her family during the last year of her life.

 

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I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My sincerest condolences. May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those wo are crushed in spirit.It is my hope that this scripture helps you and your dear loved ones cope with grief and sadness now and in the days to come.

Ursula , Pooler, Ga


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