Majohna Parsons, 72, of Mountain Home, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2019, surrounded by her family after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11:00 AM.
Majohna was born to Ruphes (R.C.) and Maxine (Johnson) Edwards on April 6, 1946, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was the middle child of three daughters; her older sister Melody and younger sister Tywona Lynn. She resided in Arkansas until she met and married her husband, Eugene (Preacher) Parsons, on September 8, 1964, in Salem, Oklahoma. Preacher was a firefighter in the US Air Force which took them many places from the East Coast, West Coast, and as far as Japan.
Majohna was a school bus driver in Mountain Home for 25 years. She was a driverís license tester as well as a CDL tester for ITD. Her favorite things to do were camping, fishing, bingo, and going to yard sales. She was a very talented artist, who loved to paint cabins, barns, and mountain scenery. She was a collector of many things, but mostly hummingbirds and antique glass. She loved gardening and feeding the birds and squirrels. Above all else, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Preacher, of 54 years, her sons, Vence Parsons, John Parsons, and Matt (Brook) Parsons; her grandchildren, Josh, Shaelyn, Heath and Willow Parsons and Michala Martin; Robert, Covin, and Breanna Parsons; Christopher Jacques and Katie Parsons; and her great-grandchildren, Taos and Sloane Bumgarner; Lozee Mugot and Ava and Emma Jacques; and Aubree Conway. Majohna is preceded in death by her mother and father, two sisters, and one grandson, Cody Parsons.