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Altha Faith Gowdy Johnson

November 23, 1947 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 70)

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January 9, 2018

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Ripley Funeral Home
1011 City Ave. North
Ripley, MS 38663

Funeral Service
January 10, 2018

2:00 PM
The Ripley Funeral Home
1011 City Ave. North
Ripley, MS 38663

January 10, 2018

3:30 PM
Little Hope Cemetery
201 CR 404
Falkner, MS 38629

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Altha Faith Gowdy Johnson, resident of the Falkner Community, lifelong Tippah Countian and wife of the late Gene Johnson, passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was 70 years of age and died following an extended illness.
  Funeral Services cherishing the Christian life of Mrs. Johnson will be at 2 PM Wednesday January 10 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. David Johnson officiating assisted by Bro. Kenneth Johnson. Burial with graveside services will follow in Little Hope Cemetery near Falkner.
  Mrs. Johnson was born November 23, 1947 in Tippah County, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Tina Smith Gowdy. She received her education in the Pine Grove School System and was married to the late Samuel Eugene "Gene" Johnson who preceded her in death on May 24, 2012. A homemaker throughout her life, Mrs. Johnson was employed by the BenchCraft Corporation in earlier years.
  Mrs. Johnson will be remembered as a person with strong Christian values and she and her late husband were instrumental in the formation of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Tippah County. She loved the Lord, her family, her community and was known for writing "Love Letters" and words of encouragement to others.
  Visitation will continue Wednesday until service time at The Ripley Funeral Home.
  Those left to honor her memory include a daughter, Tina Sutherland (John), her son, Robert Johnson (Carrie), one brother, Paul Gowdy (Brenda), five grandchildren, Kellye Grove (Shawn), Cassidy Street (Sarah), Holly Sutherland, Carlin and Samuel Johnson and four great grandchildren, Christian Shawn "CJ" Grove, Jr., Ashlee, Megan and Caitlyn Grove.
  Mrs. Johnson was also preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Gowdy and Bobbie Jean Lindsey and two brothers, Robert and Jimmy Gowdy.
  Truly, she was a woman of valor, worth a price above rubies and we will always praise her for what she has done.

The Ripley Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family and invites you to sign the guestbook and share memories.