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Ada Almedia Forbes Johnson

January 2, 1928 February 15, 2019
Ada Almedia Forbes Johnson
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Obituary for Ada Almedia Forbes Johnson

Ada Almedia Forbes Johnson, age 91, of Isola, Mississippi, died February 15, 2019 at Humphreys County Nursing Center, Belzoni, Mississippi, after a short illness.

Mrs. Johnson was born on January 22, 1928 Elmer and Ethel Forbes. While she was a mother of two children, she was a beloved retired teacher who throughout the years was remembered by the students she had taught in the first grade. Many have written that she was the best first grade teacher who ever taught. She was also honored to be a "Star Teacher" by Mack Gorton, Jr., an honor normally reserved for a high school teacher. She began her teaching career at Lockhard Elementary School in Indianola, Mississippi and then moved to Humphreys Academy in Belzoni where she molded the minds of children until her retirement. A member of First Baptist Church, Isola, she was honored by the church celebrating her 90th birthday. Many of her students and members of the faculty staff of Humphreys Academy were present to show their love of "Mrs. Ada".

She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Jessie Marquis, husband, Van Johnson, sister, Gladys Forbes Walker, and brothers, Frank Forbes and Roy Forbes.

She is survived by her sons, Randy Marquis and Jessie Marquis. She also leaves her siblings, Willie Mae Forbes Robertson, Hilda Forbes Hales, Evelyn Forbes Walker and Charles Milton Forbes, her grandchildren Michael Marquis and Angela Marquis, great grandchildren, Sarah Beth, Morgan Michelle and Allie Marquis and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday, February 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Isola, Mississippi.
Burial will follow at Greencrest Gardens, Belzoni, Mississippi.
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Mortimer Funeral Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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