Lonelle Johnston of Conway, formerly Monticello, departed this life on July 22, 2021, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. She was 82.
Mrs. Johnston was born April 21, 1939, in Wilmot, Arkansas to the late Vesper and Charlotte Haynes. She married Larry Johnston in 1963 and they were married for 58 years.
Mrs. Johnston graduated from Wilmot High School and from Arkansas A&M (now known as the University of Arkansas-Monticello) with a Bachelor of Science in Education. After graduation, she taught school for 30 years at Drew Central and Monticello, the 2nd and 3rd grades.
Outside of her teaching career, Mrs. Johnston enjoyed gardening and she hosted a multitude of parties and family events. She was a faithful member of Pauline Baptist Church for 54 years and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas. While at Pauline Baptist Church, she served as Sunday school superintendent, Vacation Bible School director, and Senior Citizen sponsor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlotte Chambers Haynes and Vesper Haynes.
Her survivors include her husband, Larry Johnston; their daughter, Aimee Cloud; two grandchildren, Kaleigh Cloud Boone (Brennan) and Kelsey Cloud from Conway; her siblings, Marcelle Oliveira (Wanderley) of Dallas, Buddy Haynes of Memphis, Tennessee, Carolyn Elton (Bill) of Crossett, VH Haynes (Leota) of Gillett, Bill Haynes of Wilmot, Bonnie Cruce (Jr.) of Monticello, Randy Haynes (Cindy) of Jones, Louisiana; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at Pauline Baptist Church, located on North Hyatt Street in Monticello. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorials may be made to Pauline Baptist Church.