of Byhalia, MS
August 21, 1927 - October 26, 2022
Delbert Johnson, 95, of Byhalia, MS, (formerly of Marianna, Arkansas) passed away October 26, 2022, at DeSoto Healthcare in Southaven, MS. An hour of visitation for Delbert will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 29, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna, Arkansas, with funeral at 2:00 p.m., and internment following at Sunset Memorial Park, Hwy 49, West Helena, Arkansas.Delbert was born August 21, 1927, in Portia, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents Cam (Dink) Johnson, and Ruth (Mann) Johnson, and beloved step-mother Zula (Mann) Johnson.He is survived by his wife and sweetheart, Ruby (Key) Johnson, of 72 years. Ruby and Delbert met after his service in the army, and they married on St. Patrick's Day in 1950. Delbert and Ruby were blessed with two loving daughters Debby (Bobby) Corley of Byhalia, MS, and Gayle (Eddy) Odom of Byhalia, MS.He loved and cared greatly for all his three grandchildren, Christy Brown, Kyle (Halle) Rodgers, and Kaci (Landon) Willard, all of Olive Branch, MS. His four great-grandchildren, Wyatt Rodgers, Hayes Rodgers, Andi Willard, and Reid Willard were the delight of his golden years.Delbert was blessed with ten brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Johnson, Virgel Johnson, Laborn Johnson, R.C. Johnson, Huey Johnson, Roger Johnson, and Kim Johnson. He is survived by his brothers, J.C. Johnson, Walter Johnson, John Johnson, and sisters, Roberta Paulman, Cammie Benham, and Rose Edmonson. He was blessed with and loved his MANY nieces and nephews.Delbert was in farming after his army days, then many years with Mohawk Rubber Company, car salesman with Ritchey Motors, then Co-Owner of P.J.'s before retirement and moving to Olive Branch, MS. He attended Cedar View Baptist Church until he went into the nursing home in Southaven.Delbert was an avid fisherman, excellent gardener, hard worker, and loved Ruby's country cooking (and, was not so bad at it himself)!
So sorry for all of your loss. Mr. Delbert was a sweet person he will be so missed.
Prayers for Ms. Ruby, Debby, Gale and all your family.🙏🙏
Ruby& Girls,Sorry for the passing of your loved one. My prayers are with you. Remember all of the good times.
Delbert was a gentleman. I had the privilege of knowing him and Ruby. May God bless each of his family with His pease that passes understanding. My prayers are with the family at this time.
So sorry to hear of mr Delberts passing. He was such a wonder person. Love and prayers to my cousin Christy Brown and her family
We are thinking of you and your family. Keeping you in our prayers. Pat and Phil
Debbie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort as you go through this time and the days to come! Love you Debbie, Mary Moncrief❤️❤️❤️
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you. I am praying for you, Debby. Love you
Uncle Delbert was the most fun! He loved playing jokes and always seemed to have a smile on his face. I remember playing Rook with him, which he always won. He was a family man and loved his extended family members. He taught me to fish and to love it. He’ll always be remembered in my heart. I loved you Uncle Delbert, Mike
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Tell Ruby I know she will Miss having him with her. Thinking of all of you at this time. ❤️
So very sorry for your loss. It seems that he lived life to the fullest. We should all strive for that. Prayers!