Ellen Jean Johnson of Sherwood, passed from this life into her heavenly home on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She was born May 20, 1931 in Pine Bluff to Sally Irene and Dallas A. Calhoun. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Betty Irene Brewer.

Jean was a member of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock for more than 30 years. She was very active and devoted to her church, her family and her church family.

Jean’s professional career was in the legal field where she was highly regarded as an expert. Jean loved her family to the fullest and had the gift to build life long friendships with every person that she met. She will be missed by those who knew her.

She leaves behind a husband of 63 years, Derwood L. Johnson, two sisters, Jo Ann Price (Jerry) of Gould and Marjorie Noland of North Little Rock, two sons, Robert Johnson (Laurie) of North Little Rock and Ray Johnson (Glenda Ballard) of Searcy; one daughter Lynn Narkinsky (John) of Sherwood; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 9 a.m., today, Aug. 21 at Central Baptist Church, 5200 Fairway, North Little Rock, AR 72116 followed by a celebration of her life after the visitation at the church. Interment will follow at Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Central Baptist Church.

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