- Category: News
10 Feb 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Mrs. Liggins-Johnson was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Crawfordsville, Ark., to the late Mr. Albert and Laura Liggins. She was the ninth of ten children, spending her early life in Crawfordsville.
She accepted Christ at an early age. And in 1941, she married Mose Johnson. The couple had eight children, four girls and four boys. When her husband was later called into the ministry, she honored that call by aiding him in every way possible. Their union of 69 years ended with his death.
|Family members say farewell to Cleather Liggins-Johnson. (Photo by Tyrone P. Easley)|
On occasion, she would accept speaking engagements at church. And her ability to cook food that was delicious and “like no other” was widely known, and appreciated.
She leaves to celebrate her life, four sons, Mose Jr. (Carlotta), Humphrey Lee (Sandy), Leo Rogers (Carolyn), and Bishop K.D. Johnson; four daughters, Doris (Sterling) Embery, Barbara Ann Jordan, Cleather Davis, Minister Tara Lashelle (Pastor Darrell Michael) Owens; a twin sister, Leather Mason; sister-in-law, Carrie Mae Grant; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
M.J. Edwards Funeral Home had charge.