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Johnnie Mae
Arnold (Smith)

April 22, 1946 – November 23, 2018

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Obituary for Johnnie Mae Arnold (Smith)

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Johnnie Mae Arnold was born April 22, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Geneva and John Smith. After graduating high school and a few years of college she joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and was stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where she met her future husband, Jerome Arnold.

They married in 1971 and had two daughters, Vernita and Yolanda. After leaving the U.S. military, Johnnie continued to serve her country as a military pay clerk at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia and retired after 30 years.

She put God and family first. Johnnie loved cooking, traveling, and shopping with her girls. She also was a 14 year Breast Cancer survivor.

Johnnie Arnold gained her wings into heaven on November 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Jerome Arnold; daughters, Vernita and Yolanda Arnold; three grandchildren, Cherlisa Arnold, Deismon Arnold, and Jamil King; one great grandchild, Naomi Arnold; and host of other family and friends.

Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 11:00 am, at Herschel Thornton Mortuary, 3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331. Interment Westview Cemetery.

Public Viewing will be Friday, November 30th, 2018, 10:00 am until 8:00 pm, at Herschel Thornton Mortuary.

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First Visitation

When Friday, November 30th, 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm
Location
Herschel Thornton Mortuary
Address
3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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Service Information

When
Saturday, December 1st, 2018 11:00am
Location
Herschel Thornton Mortuary
Address
3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Interment Information

When
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Location
Westview Cemetery
Address
1680 Ralph David Abernathy SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310