Cissie Warren Johnson

Born: Wed., Jun. 2, 1943
Died: Sun., Sep. 9, 2012

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Cissie (Jessye) Warren Johnson, 69, of Eatonton (formerly of Dunwoody), GA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012 with her loving family by her side. Cissie valiantly fought a battle against cancer for 2 A years. Cissie was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Cissie was born in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1943. Growing up a military brat; she lived in Japan, Washington, D.C., Florida and Arkansas. After her sophomore year at University of Arkansas, she married Phil Johnson in 1963. Phil went to work for Carnation Company, and their travels began. Cissie and Phil lived in 9 states in 12 years; settling in Dunwoody, Georgia in 1978. Cissie was a devoted and inventive homemaker. She raised three girls and still managed to find the time to make delicious homemade meals and bread. Cissie loved to play bridge and had many hobbies a" decorating, ceramics, watercolors, needlepoint and gourmet cooking. Cissie loved people and had a heart like no other. Cissie was very involved in her community, church and volunteer organizations (Project Read, Hospice, Care Fellowship, Stephen''s Ministry). She and Phil loved to entertain, dance, play bridge and were also world travelers. In her own words a" "My greatest accomplishments are my three children and five grandchildren." Cissie will be sorely missed, but we have assurance she is in heaven with her Lord and savior.

Cissie is predeceased by parents, Edgar and Elizabeth Warren; and daughter, Tracy Johnson. Survivors include husband of almost 50 years, Phil Johnson; daughters, Kelly Flack and Erin Kirby; brother, Robert Warren (Elkins, Arkansas); grandchildren Grayson, Hayden, Riley, Elise and Felix; and sons-in-law Rick Flack and Ken Kirby.

A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, 1089 Greensboro Road, Eatonton, GA 31024, (706) 485-4600 with Pastor Ron Schornhorst and Pastor Bernard Campbell officiating. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made to Lake Oconee Lutheran Church. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Susan Fisher
   Posted Mon September 10, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. Cissy was a great person.When I think of Cissy I always smile. Loved her laugh. I wish I could be there. Love Susan

Debbie Grizzle Deaton
   Posted Mon September 10, 2012
Many, many heartfelt prayers from the Grizzle/Deaton Family to the Johnsons. We know it was a long and painful road for Mrs. Johnson but are comforted that she is now free from the shackles of this earth. She will be missed dearly. I am personally thankful for having known her and her great love of life. Debbie Grizzle Deaton Stan Deaton Ellie Deaton

Katie Hart Smith
   Posted Mon September 10, 2012
My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you and your family.

Kelly Flack
   Posted Tue September 11, 2012
Cissie Johnson - my mother and best friend. When I close my eyes and remember my mom, I see that mischievous smile and the complete feeling of love, acceptance and warmth. Mom was the one person I could tell everything to and never feel judged. She had been through a lot in her life, and usually had been there done that.... So, she would simply nod her head and listen.... How freeing. I will miss all aspects of my wonderful mother. She loved life, adventure, her family, animals and people. She made holidays amazing. Mom was also a lot of fun!!!! She had a laugh like no other...Once she got started, it was infectious and everyone else would start braying with laughter. She was the best grandmother!! Her grandkids adored her and will have a huge hole in their little lives now. I also witnessed true marital love, by watching how much she adored my father. They would have been married fifty years in April... I will miss her hugs, smell, yummy dinners, canasta, shopping, talking, talking, talking.... Mom, my sweet mommy, I'm looking and listening for you, and one day we'll be together again. Thank you for the privilege of being your little girl. Forever, Kelly

Jacque Faubus
   Posted Tue September 11, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Cissie's passing. When she moved to Elkins, we were both in 8th grade and also attended the same church. We became immediate friends and spent many happy Sunday afternoons riding horses on and around their property. Cissie always let me ride her horse and she would ride Bob's, which was a good thing because her horse was very old and gentle and the other one wasn't. I won't forget the good times we had. Jacque Faubus

Joan /PeteMcGuigan
   Posted Tue September 11, 2012
Phil, We were extremely sad to learn of Cissie's passing.. Her smile, laugh, and very upbeat personality along with her bridge skills will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Many hugs... Pete and Joan McGuigan

Randy Carmack
   Posted Tue September 11, 2012
From Randy and family

Ron & Teri Johnson
   Posted Wed September 12, 2012
We will always remember the kindness,love and that wonderful smile that Aunt Cissie showed to everyone.Our hearts will be with all of you today. Love, Ron & Teri

Lynn Hudson
   Posted Wed September 12, 2012
Phil and family, Our sincere sympathies to you in the loss of your beloved wife and Mother. Cissie was such an inspiration to everyone - her never-ending smile and positive attitude on the darkest days displayed the grace of God. May God wrap His loving arms around you during this time. Lynn, Skipper and Joshua Hudson - your neighbors

   Posted Wed September 12, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.

Dorothy (Sewell) Kopp
   Posted Wed September 12, 2012
Dear Kelly and family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will be praying for you all; for God to comfort you during this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything. God bless you, Dorothy (sewell) kopp

Don & Lou Ruthrauff
   Posted Thu September 13, 2012
Dear Phil and Girls--- We are so very sorry to hear that Cissie passed away. Ron Young happened tp phone Dale Berry and he had the sad news. We have so many wonderful memories of you two; we had a great time when we visited you some years ago. Cissie was so feisty and full of life. Your in our prayers. Love, Don & Lou Ruthrauff