Verlene Foulks Johnson loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt transitioned to eternal peace on May 28, 2021, with her loving family by her side. Verlene was born to the union of the late Lanus Foulks, Sr. and Mae Lillie (Heard) Foulks on October 1, 1939, in Tyronza, Arkansas.
Verlene graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Earle Arkansas. She moved to South Bend, Indiana, where she met and married Joe Thomas Johnson. They are the parents of two devoted and loving sons: Nathaniel and Ronald Johnson.
She was a longtime member of New Life Fellowship Ministry. Verlene was employed with RACO for more than 30 years:
Verlene's interests included the entire family that she dearly loved, attending church services, cooking, gardening, and spending quality time with her granddaughter, Kyana, and great-granddaughter, Kinsley.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joe Thomas Johnson; two sons: Nathaniel Johnson and Ronald (Jannice) Johnson of South Bend, Indiana; granddaughter, Kyana (Charles) Hartman; and great-granddaughter, Kinsley Hartman of South Bend, Indiana. She also leaves to cherish her memory three sisters: Geneva Foulks, Mary Foulks, and Lillian Dawson, all of South Bend, Indiana. Three brothers: Robert Foulks of Little Rock, Arkansas, Calvin (Cora) Foulks of Conyers, Georgia, and Tommy (Sharon) Foulks of Jonesboro, Arkansas, two sisters-in-law: Geraldine Foulks and Diane Foulks Detroit, Michigan. She is also survived by numerous special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lanus and Mae Lillie Foulks; two sisters: Annie Baldwin and Arlene Simmons; three brothers: John Henry Foulks, Londell Foulks, and Lanus Foulks Jr.; and a special cousin, Willie Foulks.
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