October 26, 2018


Aristine McKelphin Johnson
November 23, 1932 - October 22, 2018

Aristine McKelphin was born November 23, 1932 to the late Etta and Hosie McKelphin. She was later married to the late Willie Johnson when she became Aristine Johnson. She passed October 22, 2018 at Lakeview Hospital in Covington, Louisiana.

At an early age, Aristine Johnson joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church under the leadership of the late, Rev. Dr. Tom Bailey, Jr. Aristine was an active servant for the Lord. While attending Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, she was an active member of the Missions Ministry and Choir where she loved singing and worshipping the Lord. Later, she became a member of Christ Way Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Michael Oree and rededicated her life to Christ.

She leaves to cherish her memories to her children: Angela (Kobely) Clarke of Hammond, LA., Emma Gatlin of Bogalusa, LA., Williestine Watson of Atlanta, Ga., Minister Alton Johnson, Willie A. Johnson, Larry Johnson and Robert E. Johnson all of Bogalusa, LA. A host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Johnson, parents: Hosie and Etta McKelphin, her daughters: Christine May and Ernestine Brister, her son, Johnnie Lee Johnson, her brothers: Mr. Herbert McKelphin and Mr. Willie B. McKelphin, her sister, Ms. Ernestine Austin Young, her daughters-in law: LaTonya (Shun) Johnson, Gertrude Hughs Johnson and Valarie Galen Johnson, her sons-in-law: Clarence Gatlin and Ray Brister, her grandchildren: Mitchell Johnson and Senior Airman Myron Roderick Harriel.

The visitation will be 2:00PM-4:00PM Friday, October 26, 2018 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa.

The funeral will be 1:00PM Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas Hart, Officiating and Rev. Michael O’Ree, Eulogist.

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