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Anita Marie Johnson

Anita Marie Johnson, 72 formerly of Phil Campbell passed away June 19 in Raleigh, NC.

She was a native of Hialeigh, Florida, but had lived in Alabama, Louisiana, Spain, Texas and North Carolina.  She was a longtime resident of Wichita Falls, TX, where she worked as an insurance clerk for 20 years.  While living in Phil Campbell, she was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church and worked at BB&T before retiring.

Her dear friends say of her, “She loved her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids to a fault.” They also say, “She was the most loyal friend anyone could ask for.”

She was a strong, faithful and truly beautiful woman.  She loved the Lord, her family, her country and her Miami Hurricanes.

Graveside service will be June 26, 3 p.m. at Shady Grove Cemetery in Phil Campbell with Adam Pharr officiating. Burial will follow immediately after the service.

Survivors include children, Armond Lee Johnson, Kenneth Paul Johnson, Christine Lewis, Michael Shane Johnson; brothers, Leonard Eugene Weems, Houston Clyde Weems; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; cousins, Shelby Dean Strickland and Doug House; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents, Clyde Henry and Veatries Maybelle Weems; brothers, Wendell Keith Weems, Kenneth Weems; sister, Eva Angelita Amey.