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Savannah Wright-Johnson

September 4, 1919 ~ August 31, 2017 (age 97)


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Mrs.Savannah C. Wright Johnson 97, of Malvern formally of Stuttgart passed August 31, 2017 at her home.  Born September 4, 1919 in St. Charles, Arkansas Margaret McCray and her father was Jake Carter. 

After graduating from Holman High School in 1942 she worked at a clinic in Stuttgart for 10 years to save enough money to pay her tuition to attend AM & N College now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In 1960 she graduated with her Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Education.  Savannah taught First and Second Grades in the Saint Charles, Stuttgart and Malvern Public School Districts. 

In 1973 Savannah married Mr. James R. Johnson in 1973 and moved to Malvern in 1974.  She taught Second Grade in the Malvern Public School District until she retired in 1982. 

Savannah became Licensed Funeral Director in March of 1976 and assisted her husband at Johnson Funeral Home where she worked until 2015 when her health began to fail. She continued to work part- time until she fully retired in the fall of 2016 at the age of 97.

Savannah was very active both in the community as well as in Church.  She was a member of the Sunday School Class #8, The Order of The Eastern Star, The Nu Omega Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Graduate Chapter, The State and National Association of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, The AM&N/UAPB Alumni Association and Past President of the Malvern Chapter.  Savannah supported and participated in many Charitable Organizations.

While Savannah did not have children of her own, she dedicated many years of her life to mentoring young people, many of whom went on to become Teachers, Funeral Directors, and Entrepreneurs.

She will lie in-state from 10am until 11am service time at First Baptist Church 220 Vine Street

Survivors: Sister Magdalene Armstead; Nephews Sean and Craig Armstead; Niece April Armstead Greer all of Chicago, IL. She also leaves a host of cousins and friends in Malvern, Pine Bluff and Stuttgart.

Preferred Florist: Wow Wallace Flowers & Gifts 870-575-3703. Flowers order from our site or by calling the preferred florist are Guaranteed to arrive before the service.

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 Service Information

Viewing
Saturday
September 9, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church - Vine
220 Vine Street
Malvern, Arkansas 72104

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 9, 2017

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church - Vine
220 Vine Street
Malvern, Arkansas 72104


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