It is with deep sorrow and yet a celebration of life, that we announce the passing of Mary Sue Johnson, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Mary was born on October 18, 1934, in Russellville, AR, and she left this world for her heavenly home on November 15, 2023. Her journey of 89 years was marked by love, service, and devotion to her family and faith.\n\nMary, known for her loving and thoughtful nature, was a beacon of light to all who knew her. She was a witty companion who brought laughter and joy to every gathering, and a reliable friend who was always ready to lend a hand. She spent her professional life in service, working as a Medical Records Transcriptionist at St. Mary’s Hospital until her retirement in 1999. \n\nA devoted member of the Central Presbyterian Church of Russellville, Mary's faith was a cornerstone of her life. Her favorite verse, Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble,” was a testament to her unwavering faith and optimism, even in the face of adversity. \n\nShe also loved going to the Pope County Senior Wellness Center everyday to play Bingo and visit her friends.\n\nMary is survived by her daughter Debbie (Barry) Waldron, son Jimmy “JJ” Johnson (Missy). She leaves behind grandchildren Adam Waldron and Jeremiah Johnson, and great-grandson Ashton Waldron. She also leaves her very special friend, John Lonus Trigg, and her dear Aunt, Naomi Newbern, several nieces, nephews and other family members.\n\nMary is preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert (Bob) Johnson, her parents William and Josia Nordin Richardson, and her brother David Richardson.\n\nMary's legacy of love, faith, and service continues in the lives of those she left behind. Her memory will forever be a source of inspiration and solace. We encourage friends and loved ones to share memories of Mary and upload photos to the memorial page. Your stories and pictures will serve as a comforting reminder of the remarkable woman Mary was and the extraordinary life she led.\n\nGraveside service and burial will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 21. 2023 at Rest Haven Memorial Park with Rev. Brian Brock officiating. Visitation will be 4:00pm to 6:00 pm at the funeral home. \nMemorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Building fund, 400 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801.