Delilah Johnson – 1932-2023

Delilah Johnson – 1932-2023

Delilah L. Johnson, 90, of North Little Rock, Ark., departed this life on February 10, 2023.
She was born on September 26, 1932, to Rev. Eldrich and Bessie Lemmons of Lonoke. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmett; and 11 siblings, Bessie Louise Lemmons, Hilda Finklea, Wallace Lemmons, Rayfield Lemmons, Leroy Lemmons, Bertha Sailor, Mildred Martin, Herbert Lemmons, Henry Lemmons, Eldrich Lemmons, and Juanita White.

She is survived by her children, Adrian L. Ford, Gilda Murdock Richardson (Mike), and Joyce Murdock Jones; three sisters, Reta Young, Aretha Dodson (Robert), Joan Larry (Joseph); one brother, Chester Lemmons; four grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 12-4 p.m. on Friday, February 17, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, Little Rock.

Funeral services will be at Conner Chapel AME Church at 2100 Main Street in Little Rock on Saturday, February 18, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Sunset Gardens in Lonoke immediately following funeral service.

5 thoughts on “Delilah Johnson – 1932-2023”

  • To the Johnson Family
    We take this time to express our personal condolences to the family of Delilah Johnson. We are delay sorry to hear about the passing of. Your loved one. We r encourage all grieving hearts to please draw tender love and support from this comforting promise from God where He shares with us the resurrection hope that will be extend to those who have died. That promise is recorded at John 5:28-29. As these encouraging verses states, that God would cause a calling to go forth to those in the grave to stand up in life again. Did you know that from this one promise, that God is giving us His personal guarantee that the restoring of life would certainly take place. When considering this promise, we must remember that God is the source of life for all living person. (Psalm 36:9) Yes even if a person dies, God has the desire and the power to make that person whole again. God has also taken steps to help all to develop strong faith in this future blessing. He has preserved nine accounts in the Bible that speaks about the resurrection blessing that is near at hand. Here is just one such example that is recorded at Acts 9:36-42. I truly hope that all will be able to see how these verses apply to Delilah, and a great host of others who await their personal awaiting from the deep sleep of death. So, in closing we encourage all to please keep this promise of God near your hearts at all times. Remember that when God makes a promise, it becomes reality. For it is impossible for God to lie. (

  • To my college friend, Joyce Murdock……. It has been a very long time and I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family. Reba Gaines

  • Adrain Gilda and Joyce I Work with you all Mom at Remington she was a sweet Lady you all have my condolences and prayers

  • To the family of Delilah L. Johnson :
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother ,my
    prayers are with you and your family at this time . Know
    that God has her in his hands. Joyce and Gilda my prayers
    are with you. You will always have your memories .
    Patsy Ann (Dyer) Powell

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