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Legacy: Cleather Liggins-Johnson

Cleather Liggins-Johnson – caregiver, wife, mother and longtime first lady of New Macedonia Baptist Church – passed away on Feb. 1, with services held at New Macedonia at 1645 Carpenter St. Monday (Feb. 7).
 
 Cleather Liggins-Johnson

Cleather Liggins-Johnson – caregiver, wife, mother and longtime first lady of New Macedonia Baptist Church – passed away on Feb. 1, with services held at New Macedonia at 1645 Carpenter St. last Monday (Feb. 7).

Mrs. Liggins-Johnson was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Crawfordsville, Ark., to the late Mr. Albert and Laura Liggins. She was the ninth of ten children, spending her early life in Crawfordsville.

 She accepted Christ at an early age. And in 1941, she married Mose Johnson. The couple had eight children, four girls and four boys. When her husband was later called into the ministry, she honored that call by aiding him in every way possible. Their union of 69 years ended with his death.

 
Family members say farewell to Cleather Liggins-Johnson. (Photo by Tyrone P. Easley)
For 46 years, Mrs. Johnson served actively by the side of her husband at New Macedonia Baptist Church. She was a loving and peaceful woman, always ready to help those in need and serving as a caregiver to her mother, Laura Liggins, for many years.

On occasion, she would accept speaking engagements at church. And her ability to cook food that was delicious and “like no other” was widely known, and appreciated.

She leaves to celebrate her life, four sons, Mose Jr. (Carlotta), Humphrey Lee (Sandy), Leo Rogers (Carolyn), and Bishop K.D. Johnson; four daughters, Doris (Sterling) Embery, Barbara Ann Jordan, Cleather Davis, Minister Tara Lashelle (Pastor Darrell Michael) Owens; a twin sister, Leather Mason; sister-in-law, Carrie Mae Grant; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

M.J. Edwards Funeral Home had charge.


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