Elizabeth “Liz” Johns Word, 90, of Wilmar, passed away on July 28, 2020, at her home in Wilmar.
She was born March 30, 1939, in Drew County to the late Lee Johns and Cora Mooney Johns.
Mrs. Word was the widow of Perry Word and a retired employee of the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Monticello. She was an active member of Wilmar Baptist Church until her health failed. Mrs. Word loved to cook and mow her yard but her greatest love was her family.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Brenda Forrest, Mary Lasiter and Dorothy “Dot” Brown; and two brothers, Thomas Johns and Billy Johns.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Word and wife Nena of Wilmar; one grandson, Michael Paul Lochala; two great grandsons, Jacob and Landon of Monticello; two sisters, Sudie and Ken Golden of Ashdown and Juanita Hartness of Ashdown; two brothers, Carlis Johns and wife Linda of Wilmar and James Johns and wife Evelyn of Lucedale, Mississippi; several nieces and nephews; and one true friend of many years, Bea Tucker of Wilmar.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Chambers and Rev. Ken Golden officiating. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Rye. A viewing will take place from 1:00-2:00 p.m. preceding the funeral service. Memorials may be made to Wilmar Baptist Church.