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Matilda Johnson, age 84, of Lake Village AR, died Thursday, March 11, 2021, at her home. Matilda was born December 18, 1936, in Lake Village, AR. She accepted Christ at any early age at Seven Star Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend J. Chesterfield. She remained an active member in the church serving as head usher, training new ushers, and delivering the sick and bereavement report. She was the matriarch of her family and a pillar of strength to many in her family and the community. She is the daughter of the late Eddie and Matilda (Haywood) Johnson. She was employed by Lake Village Clinic for more than 25 years. Preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Jackson, and Florida Mae Johnson; two brothers Edward Johnson and Eddie Johnson, Sr.; her three sons, Blane Rone, Jerry Lee Wilson, and Jimmy Lee Rone. She is survived by two daughters, Mary J Tillman of Little Rock, AR and Shirley J Williams (John) of Little Rock, AR; and five sons, George Wade (Brenda) of Columbia, TN; Eugene Wilson of Eudora, AR; Clarence Rone Jr. of Lake Village, AR; Anthony Rone of Lake Village, AR; Barry D Rone (Tawan) of Lake Village, AR; and one sister; Clara Mae Jasper of Lake Village, AR; 24 grandchildren, Marcus, Jerry Jr., Princella, Special, Jimmy Jr., Roderick, Julian, Joscelyn, Arandis, Lequin, Nashanda, LeCurtis, Derrick, Sheldon, Shandria, Robyn, Latrice, Kiana, Briana, Christopher, Aaron, D’myrion, Berrie, and Eboni; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, March 19 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home, 1831 S Highway 65 & 82, Lake Village, AR. Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, March 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary #1 Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 West Hazel Street, Dermott, Arkansas 71638 with interment following in Little Greenland Cemetery in Lake Village with repast following at Charlie Mae’s Restaurant in Lake Village, Arkansas. Service entrusted to Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas. Active Pallbearers are Jessie Jones, Jr., Donald Jones, Jimmy Rone, Jr., Greg Tucker, Derrick Wilson, D’myrion Rone, and Antoine Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers are George Wade, Eugene Wilson, Clarence Rone, Jr., Anthony Rone, and Barry D. Rone.
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Walkthrough Visitation

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, March 19, 2021
Bishop King Funeral Home
1831 Hwy 65 & 82
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States

Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Calvary #1 Missionary Baptist Church
1001 West Hazel Street
Dermott, Arkansas, United States


Little Greenland
2321 Lakehall Road
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States