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Shirley Ann Johnson, age 86

Shirley Ann Johnson passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the age of 86.

Shirley was born on March 22, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio. On July 14, 1957 she married the love of her life, Alton Johnson, and was welcomed into the Johnson family as one of their own. Together, Alton and Shirley raised two daughters, Janel and Kimberly.

Shirley enjoyed bowling and volunteering through the PTA at her children’s schools in Jacksonville. She was a member of the Rebsamen Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. She served as an elder and Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville.

Shirley and Alton owned Target Printing in Little Rock. They spent many days and nights working hard and their daughters will always treasure the memories made in the print shop. Her granddaughters will have many sweet memories of Christmases and trips to Branson.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.

She leaves behind many family members who greatly admired and loved her including; husband, Alton Johnson; two daughters, Janel and husband Gary Joyner; and Kimberly and husband Lawrence Forester; five granddaughters, Amber and husband Adam Carroll, Kristen and husband Patrick Jackson, Priscilla Forester, Ashlyn Joyner, and Heather and husband Logan Dockery; four great granddaughters, Maddie Spickes, Camila Dockery, Ainsley Carroll, and Oakley Dockery; and one great grandson, Oliver Jackson. She also leaves behind many members of the Johnson family who loved and cared for her.

The memories made with her family and the values she instilled in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will remain with them and be dearly cherished.

Funeral Services will be held at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076, on Friday, May 28, 2021, Visitation at 1:00 and Funeral Service at 2:00. 

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


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  • Kathy Carlton Posted May 24, 2021 9:46 PM

    May she Rest In Peace.

  • Judy Williams Posted May 25, 2021 7:52 AM

    Alton, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember Shirley as such a kind person. I have fond memories of my association with you and her and all your staff at Target Printing.

  • Jan Wortham Posted May 25, 2021 9:27 AM

    Such a precious person. She will be greatly missed. Sending love to the family.

  • Annette Delgado Posted May 25, 2021 9:35 AM

    My deepest sympathy to Alton and the family. May you find peace in God’s love. Shirley was an amazing Christian and touched many lives.

  • Temeka Williams Posted May 25, 2021 10:28 AM

    My condolences to Mr. Alton, Kim and your entire family. May God bless you during this difficult time.

  • Yoakum, Lovell & Co. Posted May 26, 2021 8:21 AM

    Our thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time.

  • TERRY AND ROLAND ROY Posted May 26, 2021 2:33 PM


  • Jim & Jean Wood Posted May 26, 2021 5:13 PM

    Alton and family, we are so sad to hear of the passing of Shirley. You are in our prayers.

  • Toni Holder Posted May 26, 2021 10:12 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with Shirleys family at this time. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed.

  • Pam Owen MacLeod Posted May 27, 2021 7:51 AM

    Sorry to hear of Mrs Johnson’s passing. I have many good memories of working with her, Alton and the children as they grew up. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Scott Christian Posted May 27, 2021 9:13 AM

    Kim and family, so very sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Beth Buchanan and Buck Buchanan Posted May 28, 2021 9:09 PM

    She will be missed. She was a ray of sunshine anywhere she went. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Janet Sprouse Posted May 29, 2021 10:20 AM

    Sending our love and prayers. She was such a remarkable and loving person.

  • Charles & Anne Weems Allen Posted June 3, 2021 1:48 PM

    We are SO saddened to learn of our loss of Shirley. Alton and Family, please remember that your Faith, your Family, and your Friends are your sources of your Peace, your Strength, and your Comfort. With our thoughts and prayers, Charles & Anne Weems Allen

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