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Doris L. "Winnie" Johnson

October 3, 1945 — December 18, 2023

Thruston

Doris L. "Winnie" Johnson

Doris L. “Winnie” Johnson, 78, of Thruston, passed away under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky on December 18, 2023 at home.  Born in Knottsville on October 3, 1945, to the late Adrian John Payne Sr. and Ruth Morris Payne, Doris was known the "Home Interiors Lady." It was never about the profit for her, because everyone got a discount.  It was about the people she met and the friendships made by many along the way. Doris was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and served on the Bereavement Team.  She loved the time spent with her family and was a faithful wife and loving mother.  She worked at G.E., but most of her life was spent caring for her family at home.  Doris was spiritual and faithful.  She enjoyed shopping and always found something to keep her busy.  She welcomed visitors into her home and considered nobody a stranger.  Doris was also preceded in death by her son, Keith W. Johnson; daughter, Tamara Millay; and siblings, Marshall T. Payne, Rommie Payne, Raymond S. Payne, Joseph W. Payne, Lily Powers, Jane F. Blackburn, Ruth Therese Payne, Doris L. Payne, Donnie B. Payne, and Adrian J. Payne, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, Norman Johnson; children, Ruth Ann (John) Austin, Tabitha (Rodney) Willinger; grandchildren, Meagan (Dillin) Melton, Spencer Millay, Kayla (Alec) Smith, Alex Austin, Cambron Austin, Chloe Ambrose, and Jaxson Willinger; great-grandchild, Rilynn Melton; siblings, Mary G. (Eddie) Hickey, Carolyn (Richard) Lopes, Mary G. (Emmett) Barnett, Daniel C. (Pam) Payne and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday with prayers at 6:00 p.m.  at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.  Additional visitation will be 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Pius Tenth, Building Fund.

Messages and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.

 

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Visitation

Thursday, December 21, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Friday, December 22, 2023

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Mass

Friday, December 22, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Pius X Catholic Church

3418 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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