Minnie Mae Johnson, daughter of the late Joe Braziel and Lena Mae Tidwell Braziel, was born June 26, 1935, in Abbeville, Mississippi.
Minnie professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Smith Chapel CME Church in Abbeville, Mississippi, where she remained a faithful and dedicated member until her health failed.
On October 31, 1953, she united in holy matrimony to Raymond Clifton Johnson and to this union, three children were born. Minnie was a hardworking employee and worked for various employees during her life which included H.E. Redding Grocery and Handy Andy Grocery both for more than 20 years, Dixie Creek BBQ for nine years, Chi Omega Sorority House, and in private homes. She was the oldest living child of her 13 siblings, matriarch of the family and always known for her extraordinary sharp mind and memory. Thus, gaining her the title of family historian.
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, Minnie passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi. She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Ray Johnson, Minneapolis, MN, Carl Johnson, Oxford, MS, and Bryan Johnson, Abbeville, MS; four daughters, Martha Washington, Linda (Leonard) Daniels, Dorthy Johnson, all of Minneapolis, MN, and Lesia Johnson, her primary caregiver, Abbeville, MS; grandchildren; Candace Jones, Rachel Washington, Devrae Hudson, Keliah Dotstry, Billy Washington Jr., Brandi Johnson, Malekia Johnson, Nina Johnson, Brenna Johnson, Desiree Johnson, Cassandra Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, and Ashley Johnson; 31 great-grandchildren; one brother, Eddie Braziel, Minneapolis, MN; one sister; Patricia Braziel, Minneapolis, MN; one sister in law, Jessie Doris Braziel, Abbeville, MS; special nieces, Kena Dunn and Shirl Braziel; special nephew, Michael Woods; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friend.
Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, Lena Mae and Joe Braziel; husband, Raymond Johnson; 2 sons, Kent and Bruce Johnson; 10 siblings, Nina Thompson, Cora Austin, Joe Braziel, Willie Braziel, Mattie Davis, Texanna Woods, Shirley Braziel, Mildred Williams, Iola Braziel, and Katie Braziel; and special nephew, Jimmy Woods.