Mary Eliza (Essex) Johnson, 83, of Pottstown, wife of the late Otis L. Johnson, Sr. passed away Tuesday February 13, 2018 at Suburban Community Hospital.
Born in Piney River, VA, she was the daughter of the late Booker and Christine Essex.
Mary was employed at Superior Tube Company in Collegeville, PA. Mary was a founding member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Pottstown. She served there as a financial secretary and Deaconess. Mary also owned her own cleaning business for many years. She enjoyed cooking and mentoring youth women. Mary will be remembered as a kind, compassionate, and loving woman. She was considered a cool grandmother and her grandchildren adored her.
Surviving are two daughters Theresa Banks (Paul) of Berwyn, and Sandra D. Johnson of Pottstown; one son Otis L. Johnson, Jr. of Pottstown; two grandchildren Justin and Corrissa Banks; one sister Alice Faye Douglas; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Along with her husband and parents, Mary was predeceased by her two sisters Gladys Lee (Charles) and Margaret Turner (Michael), and two brothers Thomas and Alexander Essex.
A memorial service will be held Saturday March 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High St., #1, Pottstown, PA 19464 with Pastor Jace Erb officiating. Private interment will be held Saturday February 24, 2018 at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.
Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Berean Bible Church at the address listed above.

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