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Renovia Johnston

October 2, 1937 — March 27, 2023

Renovia Johnston, also known as Novia, was a kind, selfless, and loving woman who lived a life full of joy. She spent her entire life putting others before herself and dedicated her life to giving back to her community. Born in McIntosh, Alabama on October 02, 1937, she passed away at the age of 85 in her home in Semmes, Alabama, surrounded by her loving family. Renovia was a beloved member of her community, and her impact on the lives of those she touched will never be forgotten.

Renovia was a true friend to all she met, and never met a stranger. Her generosity and kindness knew no bounds, and she would go out of her way to help anyone in need. She had a heart of gold, and her generosity touched the lives of countless people in her community. Whether it was by opening her home to people who needed a place to stay, or by donating her time and resources to charity, Renovia was always there to make a difference in the lives of others.

One of Renovia's passions was cooking - she loved to make delicious meals for her family and friends. Anyone who came into her home was always offered food and drink as soon as they walked in the door. She was a talented cook, and her meals were always a hit. Another one of her cherished pastimes was going to the beauty salon. Renovia always took great pride in her appearance, and if you wanted to find her on a Saturday morning, the beauty salon was the place to be. When she wasn't at the salon, she could often be found watching her favorite show, Wheel of Fortune, and enjoying a cup of coffee.

Renovia had a heart for helping others, and she spent much of her life supporting various charities, especially St. Jude and St. Labre Indian School. Her giving spirit will undoubtedly always be remembered, and her warmth will continue to light the way for those she touched in this world. Renovia lived a life based on faith and kindness, and she was a beacon of hope and light in a world that could often seem dark and overwhelming.

Renovia was devoted to her family, and they were at the center of her heart. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and friend, and her passing has left a void that will never be filled. Her family will miss her dearly, but they will take comfort in knowing that her legacy of kindness and love will live on in their hearts forever. Renovia was a beautiful soul, and all who knew her were blessed to have had her in their lives. Her passing is a great loss to her family, her friends, and her community, but her memory will live on forever. Rest in peace, Renovia Johnston.

Renovia was a woman who always put her family first, and she was beloved by all of them in return. She is survived by her son Norman Johnston (Carol Jane), daughters Karen Pierce, Shelby Lynn Johnston, and Belinda Smith (Steve), and her grandchildren Robert Johnston, Ashlee Byrd, Brandon Johnston (Kayla), Courtney Pierce, Justin Pierce, Ellery Landry, Jamie Cordova (Chris), Hannah Smith, and Stevie Smith, as well as a host of great-grandchildren. They will miss her terribly but will always treasure the memories they shared with her. Renovia was predeceased by her husband James E. Johnston “J Frog”, son James Keith Johnston, daughter Wanda Landry, and grandson Randal Johnston. While their hearts are heavy with sadness, the family takes comfort in knowing that Renovia is at peace and reunited with those who passed before her. Additionally, Renovia is survived by her sister Shelly Murphy (Joe) and Keloris Myers (Larry), and brother Amos.

The family will receive friends from 1pm until the 2pm funeral service Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Rivers of Living Water Church with Rev. Eddie Rivers officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Wake

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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

Rivers of Living Water Church

19645 US-43, Mount Vernon, AL 36560

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 30, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Rivers of Living Water Church

19645 US-43, Mount Vernon, AL 36560

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Interment

Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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