Manervia Johnson

     In fond memories I will write an obituary of my
aunt, Manervia (Breeding) Johnson. Manervia was born
on June 16, 1915 in Knott County, Kentucky. She was
the daughter of the late John Madden and Martha Anne
(Hall) Breeding.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Johnson;
one sister, Lona Breeding; and four brothers, Daniel, Paul, Irvin and
Vester Breeding.
     Manervia is survived by her two children, Bobby Johnson (Joan)
of Winter Haven, Florida, and Emma Lee Brown of White Pine, Tennessee,
seven grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren.
She is also survived by two sisters, Juanita Mitchell of Wyandotte,
Michigan and Shelby Jean Jones of Garrison, Kentucky, as
well as four brothers, Esrom Breeding of Lincoln Park, Michigan,
Almon Breeding of Groveport, Ohio, Lester Breeding of Lexington,
Kentucky, and John Madden Breeding, Jr. of Garrison, Kentucky.
She also left many nieces, nephews and friends to mourn her loss.
Manervia was a member of the Little Jewel Regular Baptist
Church, Ashland, Kentucky. She corresponded frequently with many
of her sisters in the church. She always enjoyed receiving mail from
her family and friends.
     Manervia was a pastry cook for Ashland Oil. Everyone thought
she was a “special lady.” She was loved by all who knew her. Aunt
Manervia loved to sew and quilt, which was one of her many talents.
     We believe our loss is Heaven’s gain.

     Written by her niece and sister-in-Christ,
     Linda Joyce (Mitchell) Hall.