Funeral service for Mrs. Johnnie Mae King who passed away on Saturday,
May 31, 2014 will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Northside Missionary Baptist Church, 5706 N. 40th Street, Tampa, Florida with Pastor Ricardo Robinson, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Tampa, FL.
Johnnie Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny B. Brown, Sr. and Bessie L. Hill; son, Bernard A. King; great grandson, E’mon Bell; brother, Johnnie B. Brown, Jr.; sisters, Cynthia Brown and Geraldine Crum.
Johnnie Mae leaves to cherish loving memories with husband, Joe S. King; sons, Ronald R. Brown (Eunice) of Sanford, FL, Vernon Powell, Joel Powell (Rebekah), Michael Powell (Sonia) all of Tampa; daughters, Voncenia Cole (Jeff), Tonya McClendon (Sylvester), Melvonia Johns all of Tampa; goddaughter, Stephanie Speed-Jennings; daughters by marriage, Beryl Walker, Tampa, Florida, Bernice Alford, Quincy, Florida, Larette King, Lake City, FL and Jolene Blocton (Fred) of Minnesota; 54 grandchildren; 76 great grandchildren; brothers, Henry L. Brown, Willie G. Hill, Jr., Kenneth Hill (Ann) all of Tampa, Larry Brown (Carolyn) of West Palm Beach, FL; sisters, Brenda Holman and Juanita Hair of West Palm Beach, FL, Anna Kinder, Miami, FL, Linda Hill and Brenda Hall (Warren) both of Tampa; sisters-in-law, Emma Jean Posey (Willie) of Kansas City, Missouri, Earline Figgers and Minister Christine Sconiers of Quincy, FL; long time devoted friends, Earvine Andrews, Ann Burden, Dorsey Wiley, Victoria Rogers, Jaffice and Denice Donaldson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends.
A native of Unadilla, Georgia, Mrs. King was born to the parentage of Bessie L. Hill and Johnny B. Brown. Johnnie was reared by her grandparents, John and Louise Brown and was educated in the public schools of Dooly County, Georgia. She graduated from Vienna High School.
Johnnie Mae worked for Rex Sandwich for many years until the company closed. She was a long time employee of Orient Road Child Development Center until her health began to fail.
She was affectionately known by many for her quiet demeanor and sweet spirit and well known for her craftsmanship in sewing and cooking.
There will be a viewing on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. with the family being present from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida.