Maisie Ella Johns best known as “Mother” took her journey to be with the Lord on February 11, 2018. She was 89 years old.
Maisie was born in Easton on January 20, 1929 to the late Ulysses Grant Brooks and the late Henrietta Cooper Brooks. In December 1947, she married the late James E. Johns, Sr. From that union she was blessed with seven children.
She was a lifetime member of New Queen Esther A.M.E Church. She served with the Missionary Society and on Steward Board. Most of all she loved serving, singing, and praising the Lord. Her favorite hymn was “He’s Sweet I Know.” Mother spent most of her life raising her seven children. After raising her children, she worked for Trappe Cannery and Gay’s Seafood. Maisie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.
She leaves to cherish her memories seven children: Douglas Johns, Mary Johns (Richard), Constance Wilson (George), Patricia Waters (Welton), Dallas Johns (Dianne), Ella Mae Mills (Tony), Melissa Mills (Steve); 15 grandchildren: Tony, Darnell, Richie, Nikki, Tunisia, Tony (TJ), Marshawn, Cortez, Glisha, Dalzina, Natalie, Randy, Gregory, Michael, and Tavon; 30 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a one son James (Richard) Johns, one granddaughter Sharenda Johns, 4 sisters and 6 brothers.