BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Brenda Caroline Johnson, 64, died March 4, 2018, at UAB Birmingham, Alabama. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pentecostal Church of Columbus with Ricky James officiating. Burial will follow at Furance Hill Cemetery of Vernon, Alabama.Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at First Pentecostal Church, Columbus. Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Johnson was born in Mississippi on May 22, 1953, to the late Willie Lawrence and Etta Maxine Walker Barham. She was the first female security officer at the Mississippi University for Woman. Mrs. Johnson also formerly worked at the Sylvan’s factory of West Point. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Columbus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Margie Diane Slay, Ellen Kay Condra and Mary Evelyn Foster; and her brothers, John Edward Barham, Charles Ronald Barham and William Lawrence Barham. She is survived by her son, John Johnson of Ethelsville, Alabama; sisters, Betty Joyce Godfrey of Columbus, Patia James of Florence and Cynthia McLaughlin of Columbus; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Memorial Fund of Brenda Johnson, Bank of Commerce, 427 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on March 6, 2018
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