Iris Jean Sweat Johnson Mixon—wife, mom, grandmother (“Mema”) and friend—died Wednesday, July 21, 2021, subsequent a temporary ailment. She was 83.
She was born in 1937 to Archie and Betty Sweat. She was lifted in the Forks of the Hurricane wherever she ongoing to get in touch with property all of her lifestyle. She married Arnold Johnson with whom she welcomed her 3 boys-David, Daniel and Mark. In 1983, Arnold handed unexpectedly. She then married her spouse of the last 35 several years, Bobby Mixon.
In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in loss of life by her to start with partner, Arnold Mordant Johnson, a sister, Evelyn Sweat Smith and a move-daughter, Renee Mixon Fritz.
She invested her doing the job years devoting her time to King Edwards Cigar Manufacturing facility, her father’s chicken farm and later at D.L. Lee & Sons Meats till retirement. She appreciated singing with “The Cousins’’ and was an lively member of Beulah Baptist Church and the “Sunshine” Sunday School course. For the duration of her retirement, she kept chaotic tending her seasonal back garden, canning and preserving, shopping with mates and caring for her grandchildren. She will generally be remembered for her fast wit with flawless timing, pockets full of candy and the never-ending provide of baked items.
Survivors involve her loving spouse, Bobby Mixon her kids, David Johnson, Daniel Johnson, wife Patricia and Mark Johnson, all of the Forks of the Hurricane her step-small children, Tammy Clark, Dover, DE and Kerry Mixon, Patterson her grandchildren Heidi Moody (Kager), Lindsey Morgan (David), Aaron Johnson (Ashley), Jodi Johnson, Austin Johnson, LeeAnn Griner (Joseph), David Johnson, Dan Johnson and Dawson Johnson her great-grandchildren, Madison Morgan, Blythe Morgan, Raylon Griner, Ava Johnson, Maddox Johnson and Aerin Johnson her sisters, Virginia Lewis, Sandra Crews (Lawton), and Carolyn Huggins exclusive family good friend, Glenda Davis (Huey) and various nieces, nephews and other kinfolk.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 23, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24, from the Beulah Baptist Church.
Interment will comply with in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Dan Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Austin Johnson, David Johnson, David Morgan, Joseph Griner and Kager Moody.
The family requests that users of the Beulah “Sunshine” Sunday College course provide as honorary pallbearers. They are requested to fulfill at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in demand of arrangements.