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Dorothy Sue Johnson, age 77



Dorothy Sue Johnson, 77, of North Little Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on September 30, 2022. She was born in Warren, Arkansas on October 23, 1944 to W.B. Johnson and Verna Louise Perry Johnson.

Dorothy was a Lifelong devoted Christian. She was a member of the New Life Church of Greater Little Rock and was a long-time member. She was also a member of Rosedale Baptist Church for many years, and Heritage Baptist Temple and additionally 12 Street Baptist Church.

Dorothy’s education included many years at Arkansas School for the Blind, World Services for the Blind and many many Bible studies.

She was also a member of the Arkansas Federation for the Blind and the National Federation for the Blind for many years.

Additionally, she enjoyed and she was a member of the Blind Bowlers League team named “Alley Cats” of Central Arkansas at Professor Bowl in Little Rock.

Dorothy held many positions during her life. She was an owner and operator of In Home Day Care for over 10 years. Her doors were open 24/7 and all children were always loved. She worked for ASH Arkansas State Hospital Laundry for over 5 years. She also worked at the Heritage Christian School as a daycare worker and PRN Class Room Teacher’s Assistant for over 7 years.

Before retirement, Dorothy worked for over 20 years with DHS in the Vending Facility Program for the Blind. She was an Independent Stand Operator at the Pulaski County Court House, Little Rock City Hall, Federal Building, Hendrix Hall, Russell Chevrolet, and the Pulaski County Department of Health. She was best known for her sweet personality, conversation, and hot coffee.

Dorothy was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend. She loved her special companion Yorkie “Snickers” and her two Chihuahuas “Tiny Tim” and “Sugar Baby” and all other puppies.

Other things she loved were Christian music, praying and hugging and kissing the ones she loved-showing them and telling them about her love of her Lord.

Everyone was a friend to her she had her special friends and she would take in kids of all ages all the time. A couple of her favorites were Becca & “Superman!”

Her favorite foods in life were ice cream and coffee. She would ask for it morning, noon and night. She loved 99.9% of everything in life, but she always put her foot down when it came to dinner. She always said, “NO BOLOGNA!”. She would eat anything, but forget eating if you had bologna.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her grandmother Ella Castleberry; parents W.B. and Verna Johnson; brother Travis L. Johnson and sister Mary L. Johnson. Additionally, husband Wm. “Bill” Lee; son Mark Bradley; son Justin Spears (Tiffany); infant grandson Justin Spears Jr; son-in-law Bennie Hopkins and many aunts, uncles, and other family members.

Dorothy leaves behind her children Caroline Robertson, Debby Lee-Nash (Robert), and James Spears; grandchildren Jared Campbell, Katherin Monasmith (Jacy), Carrie Zamora (Juan), Wm. JKC Honor Lee Hopkins, Gracie Nash, Shawn Bradley (Hope), Christina Bradley (Will), Blake Robertson (Gabby), Hannah Henderson; and great-grandchildren Aiden, Natalia, Athena, Collin Grand, Jaydon Berry, Hannah Bradley, and Trey Bradley.

Dorothy’s special lifetime friends Sandy Edwards, Amelia & Bailey McMillan, Terry Drew, Bob and Barb Marko.

Also giving thanks to special friends Mr. and Mrs. James Hudson and Daryl Wilson for assistance in Dorothy’s last few months of life.

In the past 20 years, a special thanks to her daughter Debby Lee-Nash for the endless care and love she gave supporting her mother during her long-term illnesses.

Daily, Dorothy would talk about her Jesus with Debby and the future that they have in Heaven. Jesus’s arms were open. God was looking down and welcomed Dorothy into the golden gates. Her mission in life was complete and so was her mansion in Heaven on September 30th, 2022.

A family-hosted Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 2:00pm at the Arkansas School for the Blind; 2600 West Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72204.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Arkansas School for the Blind, 2600 West Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205, 501-296-1810.

Donations can also be the “Dorothy Susie Johnson Senior Memorial Fund”.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

To view a tribute slideshow of Dorothy, please follow the link provided below.


  • Mechille Owens Posted October 4, 2022 1:47 PM

    RIL Mom you don’t have suffer anymore you are with GOD now Will miss you

    • Debby Lee – Nash Posted October 18, 2022 3:43 AM

      Momma loved you and your visits so.
      Thanks for your support.
      Love Debby

  • Debby Lee – Nash Posted October 18, 2022 3:25 AM

    Rest In Eternal LOVE Mom.
    Enjoy heaven and all the other family that’s there with you & love with them.
    I’m so thankful mama knowing Jesus knows right and wrong and knows my arms were around you till your last breath giving you love and support everyday for over 11 years!
    I’ll see you at the gate love your daughter forever Debby.
    Thankful for all the nurses with Baptist hospice that helped us in the last 10 days, thankful for all the friends that helped us in the last days and months.
    So thankful thankful thankful for a great doctor Kent Covert M.D. he helped take care of you mom for 11 years.
    We had a journey here with all your earthly medical conditions.
    You and I prayed thorough it ALL…
    WE had a smile on our face every day as we went to doctor’s appointments and did all the things we had to do to keep you here until Jesus called you home.
    Love Eternal

  • Debby Lee – Nash Posted October 18, 2022 3:34 AM

    My one and only mama now my angel eternally!
    I prayed and prayed and. God let you Stay longer here we made it through so many surgeries, illnesses, doctors visits, homehealth nurses, medications and everything but it was your time to go be with Jesus so I’m content knowing that we prayed together as you left as we prayed every day for years love you mom forever!
    I’m so proud you taught me about God, Jesus and heaven and Jesus and forgiveness. I do forgive the people who weren’t here in the last days, weeks, and years. I live with NO regrets you were the world’s best mom in the world’s best example!
    Enjoy heaven
    Love Debby

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