And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. ~Revelation 14:13
Sister Lillie Mae Rainey Johnson was born to the late Emmett Allen Rainey and Minnie Lee Pinesett Rainey on February 23, 1952 in Mayo, Florida. She was educated in the public schools of Nassau County and held many jobs in the county. Lillie Mae was united in Holy matrimony to Lonnie E. Johnson, Jr. in July of 1980.
Sister Lillie Mae gave her life to Christ in 1980 under the leadership of Rev. Gary Anderson at Harper Chapel Baptist Church in Yulee, Florida for many years. She later relocated and joined Harvest Outreach Ministry under the leadership of Bishop James D. Smith and Pastor Tina Smith. Lillie Mae faithfully served on the usher board and was a member of the choir. Sister Lillie Mae loved flowers and roses were her favorite; she had a knack for making anything grow. She loved quilting and eventually started crocheting; many beautiful items were created. She had a deep love for her family and was an avid Florida Gator fan.
On April 27, 2021, Lillie Mae heard the voice of Jesus saying, come unto Me and rest; she answered the call peacefully at her home. Preceding her in death: Both parents, two sisters and a brother.
Sister Lillie Mae leaves to cherish her memories: Husband: Lonnie Johnson, Jr. Daughters: Iris Rainey, Tara Rainey, Kimberly Rainey, Erneshia Johnson and Lakitha Johnson. One Son: Tyrone Johnson. Sisters: Loretta Timmons, Lisa Rainey and Shelia Timmons. Brothers: William Rainey, Calvin Rainey, Charles Rainey, Ronald Rainey and Henry Allen Rainey. Five sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law. Fourteen grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Lillie Mae will truly be missed by her aunts, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing friends.
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