Funeral Service for MATRIARCH MARIA ANN SAUNDERS CAMPBELL JOHNSON, Age 90 years of Leeward Isles, Golden Gates and formerly of Ross Corner who died on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 10:00am at The Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Faith United Way. Officiating will be Rev. Stephen Thompson, assisted by Other Ministers of The Gospel. Interment will be made in Western Cemetery.
Maria was pre-deceased by her parents, Reginald Saunders and Linda Mary Laramore; her sons, Basil Zeno Johnson and Gregory Campbell.
She will lovingly be remembered by Her Husband: Rev. Basil Johnson; Children: Reginald (Katherine) Saunders; Kendall (Donna) Campbell; Wendell (Sandra) Johnson; Carolyn Johnson-Fountain; Melonie (Kenneth) Huyler; Dinah (Patrick) Knowles; Belinda (Arnold) Wilson; Deborah Johnson, and Leona Johnson. Sisters: Naomi Morley, Enith Kerr, Miriam Adderley, Ethel Grant-Brown, and Meana Grant Brothers: Reginald Saunders, and Johnnie Woodside, Brother-In-Law: Leroy Grant, Sister-In-Law: Mary Gifford (Miami), Grandchildren: Ryan, Robin, Kendanique, Donovan, Darlene, Sly Aaron, Kenreece, Alexander, Christopher, Cindy (Maurice); Gregory (Shanell); Sherrel (David); Marcus, Keva, Krystal, Kandeece, Diantinique, Kevin, Tashad, Tiara, Donoven, Devon, and J’Neisha. Great Grandchildren: Anioya, Lacardia, Eddie, Jervin, Diamond, Isaiah, Shyheim, Manakum, Tiana, Taino, Davantay Jr.; Ta’Shard, Faith, Princess, Aniah, Alexander, Garanique, Reynard, Kira, Moenbo, Daishanell, Tatianna, Nalah, and Amor, Nieces: Brenda, Martha, Albeitha (Miami); Lona, Yvonne, Christine, Kenria, Gardenia, Cynthia, Sherrel, Linda and Millie, Nephews: Anthony, Jean, Fritz, Leinex (Miami); Shawn, Philip, Wencil, Allan, and Don, Caregivers: Andreleine White, Shaun Winters Neely, and Navilia Casimir, Dr. Indira Grimes, Childhood Friend: Vernita Pickering, God Sisters: Dame Janet Bostwick and Willimae Scott, Adopted Sons: Hon. Alfred (Marian Bethell) Sears; Deacon Philip (Clarabelle) Cooper; Rev. Colyn Thompson, and Robert Ash, Adopted Daughters: Stephanie Clarke, Julie Roberts, Euris Farquharson, Paula Cunningham, Sheena Kemp, Lorrie Knowles, Kirsten Fowler, Millie Bethell, Patrice Curry, and Janet King, Godchildren: Patricia Moxey, Shandle Ferguson, Janet Khalfani and Lana Williams Also included in my Supporting Cast is a host of other family, relatives and friends: Bahamas Hotel Catering And Allied Workers Union Retirees Club, Former Hospitality Professionals Association, Over The Hill Association, Transfiguration Baptist Church Family, Mount Tabor Church Family, Pilgrim Baptist Temple Family, Bahamas Union of Teachers, Rev. Stephen Thompson & Family, Rev. Colyn Thompson & Family, Transfiguration Baptist Church Women’s Auxiliary, Transfiguration Baptist Church Prayer Band, Hon. Melonie Griffin & Family, Ronald and Deneace Lloyd & Family, Judy Strachan & Family, Mae Morton-Curry, Leeward Isles Way & Golden Gates #2 Community, Bishop Neil and Patrice Ellis & Family, Rev. Dr. Leroy and Curlene Major & Family, Bishop Earl and Jacqueline Fraser & Family, Roland Horton & Family, Alcida Porter, Sheila Seymour, Hon. Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, Former Governor General Sir Arthur & Lady Joan Foulkes, Former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest Sr., Former Governor General Lady Marguerite Pindling, Davantay Bethell, Antonio Ferguson, Prime Minister- The Rt. Hon. Hubert Minnis, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Saunders & Family, Elcaida Porter, Carnetta Minus, Hon. Frank Watson & Family, Aremintha Hanna & Family, Karen and Joan Sturrup & Family, Beulah Johnson, Edwin and Rosebud Knowles & Family, Eneas Theophilus & Family, Pat Paul & Family, Sonia Cox-Hamilton, Bishop Ross Davis and Althea & Family, Rev. Dr. William and Betty Thompson & The United Faith Missionary Baptist Church Family, Katherina Huyler-Wells, Cynthia Davis & Family, Thomas Bastian & Family, Leo Douglas, The Bassette Family, Bishop Leon and Cicily Williams, Gloria Bastian, Christopher Duncombe & Family, Management & Staff of Atlantis Paradise Island, Management & Staff of National Health Insurance, Management & Staff of the National Insurance Board, R. M. Bailey School Family, Bahamas Musicians Union, The Ross Corner Family, The Dames Lane Family, The McQuay Street Family, The Huyler Family, The Duncombe Family, Management & Staff of The Bahamas Immigration Department, Nicole Martin & Family, Management & Staff of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, The Whitfield Family, Alrina Edgecombe & Family, Dr. Charlene Wallace & Family, Anishka Collie, Kermit & Aniska Strachan & Family, Arlene Cleare & Family, Cindy Forbes, Management & Staff of Milo B. Butler & Sons, Manifested Power Ministries Family, Covenant Sisters International Dallas Texas; Clementine Butler & Family, The Government High School Class of 1984, Crayton Higgs & Family, Rev. T. G. Morrison & Family, Pastor Eugene Newry & Family, Rev. Brazil McDonald & Family, Leroy Grant & Family, Bishop Carrington Pinder & Family.
The Family express Special Thanks to Dr. Gray, Dr. Lynwood Brown, George Burrows, Tony Craig, and Peter Outten for their support and assistance during the years of Mama J’ illness.
The Family apologises to anyone whose name was inadvertently left out. It was by no means intentional.
Viewing will be held on Friday, December 6th at Clarke’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, East West Highway from 11:00am to 5:00pm, and on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00am at the Church until service time.