Josephine Ellen Johnston, 62, of Clarksdale, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at her home.
She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Clarksdale.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Carl Johnston; five sons, Clinton Johnston (Kristi) of Hartselle, Ala., Craig Johnston of Decatur, Ala., Curtis Johnston (Lorie) of Trinity, Ala., Cory Johnston (Ingrid) of Leland, and Carl Johnston (Amanda) of Bedford, Texas; a daughter, Carla Parrish (James) of Greenwood; a brother, David Yarborough (Regina) of Waveland; sister, Paulette Shiyou (Hugh) of Bay St. Louis; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Francis and Lois Necaise Yarborough.
Visitation was held Monday, July 23, 2018, at First United Pentecostal Church in Clarksdale with the funeral services held Tuesday July 24, 2018, at the church.
A second visitation will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miracle Tabernacle in Waveland. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018, with burial in the Lakeshore Cemetery in Bay St. Louis.
Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.