Ollie Roberta Mae (Morton) Johnson, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away on October 21, 2019 at the age of 86. She was born to Milford Devin Morton and Willetta Bryant on May 11, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the second of four children born to that union.
Ollie attended R.T. Coles Vocational High School where she trained as a seamstress. She worked as a seamstress and for Lee Jeans and owned a dress shop where she made custom outfits for men and women.
On May 29, 1950, she married Albert P. Smith in Kansas City, Missouri. The ceremony was preformed by her uncle the late Rev. Edward A. Morton. Albert preceded her in death in 1978.
Ollie accepted Christ at an early age. She sang as part of a gospel quartet which consisted of three of her five siblings; Marvin, Ruby and William. The quartet accompanied their mother, who was an evangelist in the Spiritual Church, as she preached the gospel to area churches. Ollie later became a member of St. Therese Little Flower where she served as a Eucharistic minister and won several Altar Society chili cook-off’s.
She married Richard Johnson on March 31, 1981 in Kansas City Missouri at St. Therese Little Flower. The ceremony was performed by her son Pastor Cedric L. Smith.
Ollie was preceded in death by her father, mother, one sister, Mary (Morton) McKay, three brothers George, Marvin J., and William Morton; husband Richard Johnson and two children Faye L. (smith) Montgomery and Cedric L. Smith.
She is survived by her sister Ruby Clinton, eight daughters, Hazel McAllister, Helen (Mal) Brewer, Ophelia Smith, Stephanie Smith, LaWanda Lamar, Donna (Stanford) Wheeler, Willetta (Ralph) Eskridge, Larice Smith, three sons Albert (Paula) Smith, Frederick Smith, and Robert Williams, one daughter-in-law, Brenda Smith, 33-grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, 11 great- great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank all the care givers for their loving, caring and attentive care shown to our loved one for the past two years.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Therese Little Flower 5814 Euclid Avenue Kansas City, Mo. 64130. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
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