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Erma Jean Johnston, age 85

Erma Jean Johnston, 85, of North Little Rock passed away on October 21, 2020.  She was born in Warren, Arkansas on September 2, 1935 to the late William A. and Leatha B. (Clark) Johnston.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.  She was a loving caregiver who enjoyed having a home daycare. She enjoyed fishing, canning, going to the ball park and spending time with her sister Glenda.

She is preceded in death by her siblings Wilma Gasch, Glenda Roachell, Shirley Fay, Reba Sue, and Willie John Johnston.

Erma leaves behind to cherish her memories, her children James L. Johnston (Christi) of Beebe, Arkansas and Peggy J. Howard (Todd) of North Little Rock, Arkansas; her grandchildren Emily Johnston, Kayla Johnston and Brittany McCollough (Jake); her great-grandchildren Maci Johnston, Tanner Whitsett, Taylor Johnston, and Adalynn McCollough; her siblings Verna Mae Hunter of Warren, Arkansas, Mattie J. Cotton of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Deborah K. Polk of Cabot, Arkansas and Charles E. Johnston of Rosebud, Arkansas and many extended family and friends.

In light of the current health concerns, Erma’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the visitation. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Karen Edmondson Posted October 23, 2020 6:28 PM

    Miss Erma you were always a bright light to the day. You were such a great roommate to my mom during her time at Woodland Hills. May you Rest In Peace.

  • Virginia Pearson Posted October 23, 2020 6:33 PM

    I remember you coming to the farm at Mom and Dad’s. Then bringing James down. Rest in Peace

  • Lee Monroe Posted October 23, 2020 6:44 PM

    Miss Erma was a good friend to my mother while they shared a room at Woodland Hills. Those 2 had a Great time together when they had meals and watching TV. I remember when we went to see her after mom passed, she cried, she was more concerned for us than losing a friend. Go Rest High on that Mountain, you’re work here on earth is done.

  • Lori DooleyBrandon Posted October 23, 2020 7:25 PM

    Rest in Peace &Love💕

  • JOYCE WOLFE Posted October 23, 2020 9:02 PM

    There was nobody like “Erma Jean”. She was like a mother to me as well as a good friend. I have loved her my entire life. She always told me like it was and gave me lots of advice that I have always held dear. May God give you all strength at this time because it is hard. God bless you to Peggy, Jamie, Deb and all the rest of the family…….Joyce (Tucker/Estes) and Ken Wolfe

  • Pam Wooley Posted October 23, 2020 10:01 PM

    She was so precious. When the Elvis impersonator would visit the nursing home, she would get so excited! My dad really enjoyed teasing her. She will be missed.

  • Kathy Monroe Breckenridge Posted October 23, 2020 11:00 PM

    Miss Erma I will always remember your bright ,big, smile and laughter. Your kindness to all was amazing such a good friend to my mom in her last years. Mom was so lucky to have you as a roommate and we will always be grateful for your friendship with my mom. Rest well

  • Jonneana green Posted October 26, 2020 6:17 PM

    My boo I’m gone miss u big red fly high everybody know u was my favorite 🥰😘

  • Steve Crook Posted October 29, 2020 6:37 PM

    Jamie and Peggy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Momma was a great lady. Love, hugs, and prayers for y’all. With sincere sympathy, Steve and Kelley

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