On Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, Alethia Jones Johnson, widow of Lawrence Johnson Jr., exchanged her earthy labor for her heavenly reward at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

Born on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1928 in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Maebell Spann Jones.

Graveside services celebrating her life will take place at 1 p.m. today at the Johnson family plot located in New Hope Community Cemetery, Panola Road, Pinewood, where the Rev. Lawrence E. Myers Sr., pastor of New Hope UME Church, Pinewood, will bring words of consolation.

In accordance with requirements given by the CDC in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is not receiving relatives and friends at the residence.

Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is assisting the Jones and Johnson families. Online condolences may be sent to or