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|Friends remember Dot Johnson|
Former Ferriday alderman Dorothy "Dot" Johnson lost her battle with cancer Sunday, passing away in Huntsville, AL.
Funeral services for Johnson, who was 55, will be held Friday, June 8, 2012, 11 a.m. at St. Mark Baptist Church in Clayton with Rev. Danny Lewis officiating.
Burial will follow at Ferriday Cemetery under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Johnson was born November 7, 1955, in Ferriday to Carrie L. Manuel.
She was a deputy for the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office for just over 15 years.
Johnson served as an alderman for two terms, ending in 2004.
"Dot was always on an even keel," McGlothin said. "We didn't always agree, but she always had her ducks in a row. She had her opinion, and I respected that. She loved Ferriday. She ran a lot of programs and loved helping the young people. She did a little bit of everything and was always there when we needed her."
Ferriday Mayor-Elect Gene Allen said Johnson was the first female police officer in Ferriday.
"Dot was all about Ferriday," Allen said. "She was a good all-around person who really cared and loved this town."
Former alderman Billy Rucker worked with Johnson on the Town Council.
"Dot had Ferriday in her heart," Rucker said. "I thoroughly enjoyed working with her."
Sheriff Randy Maxwell said Johnson was largely responsible for the Sheriff's Office Doty Road Center.
"We had to go through a lot for that building, but Dot was one of the deciding factors," Maxwell said. "She loved helping the people of Ferriday. She was a dedicated Christian lady who had the Lord in her heart every day."
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