of Harrison, AR
December 18, 1928 - July 24, 2020
Johnnie Madine Dees, age 91, of Harrison, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at her home. She was born December 18, 1928, in Izard County, Arkansas, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Staggs) Ball. Along with her parents, Johnnie was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Raymond Dees; three brothers, Kirby Ball, Troy Ball, and Clifford Ball; and her sister, Eula Hicks.Johnnie lived a full life, complete with laughter, love, and sorrow. As we gather, although we will miss her physical presence in our lives, let's not just grieve but let us celebrate her life as it was fully lived. She was truly an amazing woman of God. She loved seeing all of her children grow, and her grandchildren who were the light of her world. Johnnie loved sewing, gardening, canning, and cooking for her family. She made THE BEST cobblers. She will be missed by many but is reunited with her loved ones in Heaven.Johnnie is survived by her children, Barbara Carver, of Springfield, Missouri, Jesse Dees and wife Mary of Harrison, and Linda Conway and husband Mike of Harrison; her grandchildren, Larry Biggs and wife Cretia of Harrison, Tonya Cowan and husband John of Bentonville, Arkansas, Melonie Dees of Harrison, and Dusty Dees and wife Tasha of Harrison; her great-grandchildren, DaMayla Cowan and Riley Cowan of Bentonville, Taylor Biggs and Sadie Biggs of Harrison, and Garret Dees of Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.Visitation was Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home Funeral.Funeral service was Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, with Bro. David Shekels and Bro. Leo Dye officiating. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery.Pallbearers were Mike Conway, Larry Biggs, Taylor Biggs, John Cowan, Riley Cowan, and Dusty Dees.Honorary pallbearers were the staff and nurses at Hospice of the Hills and the retirees of Levi Strauss.Memorials may be made to the White Oak Cemetery Fund, c/o Jerry Edwards, PO Box 1136, Harrison, AR 72602.
I worked with Johnnie for many years at Levi’s. She was a wonderful lady. My prayers are with the family during this time.
Aunt Johnnie will be missed by so many. I love you all.
Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family, May Gods spirit give you all peace.
Johnnie was a super, fine person. I just loved her smile and sweet disposition. May it comfort you to know she is in heaven. I have no doubt.Prayers and hugs.
So sorry Barb. The Lord blessed you to get to keep her so long.The good thing is you know where she is at and you get to be together again .our precious promise from the Lord.