Mrs. Johnnie L. Talton was born in Irwin County on May 22, 1930 to the late Mr. Charlie Wright and Mrs. Johnnie Monds. Mrs. Talton went home to be with the lord on January 23, 2014.
Mrs. Johnnie L. Talton she attended Lax Community School of Lax, Georgia. She met and married Mr. Edford Talton and from this holy union they were blessed with nine children, 27 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren.
She furthered her education by attending Ben Hill Irwin Vocational School of Nursing, where she graduated and received her license as a LPN. Her work took her to Osceola Nursing Home, Fitzgerald Nursing Home, and Irwin County Hospital where she not only provided care to the sick but spread the love of God as well through ministry.
At an early age she joined New Bethel Lax Baptist Church of Lax, Georgia. Mrs. Johnnie Talton was a faithful servant of God. She attended church without fail and supported not only her church family, but the churches pastored by her late husband, Rev. E. Talton Sr., as well. She visited many churches, and local, state, and national conventions. She was a member of the NBLC choir and taught her children the joy of singing for the Lord as she spread the spirit through singing, through speaking, and through play writing and directing. She was the founding member of the Ocilla Women in White, a member of Eastern Star of Ocilla, and NAACP.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Edford Talton Sr. and her son, Rev. Edford Talton Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memories: Shirley (Larry) Deberry of Ocilla, Georgia, Jeremiah (Fannie) Talton of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Erma (William) Bryant, Joel (Joyce) Talton, Lillian (Anthony) Cole, Timothy (LaToya) Talton, Everett Talton, Elnora Battle all of Ocilla, Georgia and Virginia Talton (daughter- in- law) of Fitzgerald, Georgia; one sister, Hazel Wynn of Moultrie, Georgia; two brothers-in-law: Rev. I. S. Talton and Rev. Valgene Talton of Palm Beach, Florida, two sisters-in-law: Eva Herring and Ida Anderson of Ocilla, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives including many GOD-CHILDREN, and a special GOD-SISTER (Mrs. Ruby Anderson)!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
St. John’s Missionary
Rev. Willie C. Mobley, Oficiating
Rev. Charles Anderson, Presiding
Rev. Herbert Coney, Host Pastor