Paper Staff 11, 12;

International Relations 12;

Thespians 11, 12;

Spanish Club 10;

F. B. L. A. 12;

Pep Club 9, 10, 11, 12.






* October 14, 1954 - September 12, 2021 *


     Betty Jo Newman Johnston, 66, of Southaven, MS, passed away on September 12, 2021, where she spent her final days surrounded by her loving family.

     Betty was born in Memphis, TN, to Elzie and Dorothy Newman on October 14, 1954. She grew to be a compassionate, spiritual child of Christ. She loved to make the world a brighter place through her gardening and passion for nursing. She earned an associate's degree in Nursing and was very dedicated to her profession and helping others.

     Mrs. Johnston leaves behind her two daughters, Leslie (Christopher) Pond of Southaven and Kimberly (Paul) Buford of Senatobia, MS; her four granddaughters, Cynthia (Trey) Coffman of Bellevue, NE, Ashlee Hartz and Gracie Buford both of Senatobia and Kaitlyn (Marcus) Suiter of Marion, AR; her three grandsons, Adrian Pond of Southaven, Joseph Parker, and Dalton Buford both of Senatobia; her great-granddaughter Oakley Suiter of Marian and Her great-grandson, Levi Coffman of Bellevue, NE.

     Betty is preceded in death by her loving husband, of 29 years, David Johnston; her parents, Elzie, and Dorothy Newman; her brother, Paul Newman; and her sister, Pamela Montgomery.

     A visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna (203 N Lowry St, Smyrna, TN 37167). Graveside services were at Mapleview Cemetery (411 Maple St, Smyrna, TN 37167) at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Woodfin Chapel, of Smyrna was the overseer of the arrangements in Smyrna, TN.


Betty Jo Johnston's Obituary from:

"Woodfin Funeral Chapel, Smyrna Tn."



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