Jettie “Arlene” Faulkner Johnson, age 90 from Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 while residing at the Peachtree Assisted Living Home in Mena, Arkansas.
Arlene was born on May 12, 1928 in Hartley, Arkansas. Her parents were Daniel George Washington Faulkner and Martha Viola McCauley Faulkner Evans. Stepfather Homer Evans. She had one brother William Lewis Faulkner.
Arlene was married to Homer Lee “Johnny” Johnson, they have one son John Arlan Johnson.
Arlene was preceded in death by her father Daniel George Washington Faulkner, her mother Martha Viola McCauley Faulkner, step father Homer Evans, husband Homer Lee Johnson, brother William “Lewis” Faulkner, sister-in-law Mary Lee Burnett Faulkner, niece Doris Faulkner Abbott, niece Nodene Faulkner Goodgame and special friend O. Clyde Bales.
She is survived by her son John Arlan Johnson of Houma, Louisiana and his wife Robin Johnson. Grandson Scott Hastings and wife Danielle Harvell Hastings and great granddaughter Kaytlin Hastings of Jackson, Tennessee. Granddaughter Brandi Johnson and great granddaughter Ava Jade Mikkelsen of Houma, Louisiana. Granddaughter Misti Rose Johnson of Houma, Louisiana. Grandson Brandon Lapeyrouse, Sr. and wife Stephanie of Houma, Louisiana. Great grandchildren, Alexis Lapeyrouse, Brooke Lapeyrouse, Caleb Lapeyrouse and Brandon Lapeyrouse, Jr. of Houma, Louisiana. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, assorted family and friends.
Arlene enjoyed taking part in the history class at Rich Mountain Community College and was involved with the local Hospice Support Group. She regularly helped with planning her annual class reunion for many years.
Arlene especially loved to over-indulge her many nieces and nephews and enjoyed any opportunity to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling. She and her husband lived in Sri Lanka for several years assisting with establishing a Levi’s Manufacturing Plant in that country where she also learned to love the beautiful locale, orchids growing on trees in the courtyard, and geckos on the ceilings. She fondly recalled the kind hearts of the local people and was deeply saddened by the civil war that occurred soon after their departure. She enjoyed reading-especially history, music, going to concerts, impromptu picnics, staying up late to play games, holidays and all family occasions. She frequently made “popcorn” visits to family and friends by popping in and popping out just to let them know how much she loved them.
Love never fails.
Mrs. Johnson will be sent for cremation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
8-3-18 3:51 p.m. kawx.org