W. Marie Johnson, 74, departed this life on Sunday Sept. 1, 2013. She was born into this world on March 31, 1939 in Chattanooga to the late Noble and Sadie Johnson. She was a devoted member of the Jehovah Witness faith and attended the Kingdom Hall for over 20 years. Marie was employed by Zeke's Package Store until she retired.She was preceded in death by her parents, Noble and Sadie Johnson; and brother, Jerome Johnson.She leaves to cherish her memory one devoted son, Gregory Johnson, Sr.; sisters, Rita Powell, Chattanooga, Patricia Mayfield, Elzada Johnson, Sheila Blakely, all of Mesa, Ariz., Elaine Smith and Theresa (William) Oscar, both of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Noble Johnson, Chattanooga, Ronald Johnson, Mesa Arizona; five grandchildren, Tomekia Hale, Jasper Tenn., Gregory (LaQuata) Johnson, Jr., Royce Johnson, Marlon (Chanika) Johnson, Aretha Johnson, all of Chattanooga; six great-grandchildren, Raquis Hale, Corbin Hale, of Jasper Tenn., Gregory Johnson, III, Mariah Johnson, Brian Johnson and Deosha Johnson, all of Chattanooga; one great-great-grandchild, Zaidyn Hale, Jasper, Tenn.; foster grandchild, Rodrick Robinson; three loving nieces, Doreia Martin, Kimberly (Byron) Buyck and Juanyale Powell, all of Chattanooga; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and family friends.Funeral services will be held Monday Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment: Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state after Noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.