• Ollie Mae Johnson Willbanks

Ollie Mae Johnson Willbanks

Ollie Mae Johnson Willbanks gained her wings Saturday, February 1, 2020. She was a native of Vidalia, LA moving to Plaquemines Parish in the mid 1950’s. She lived in Buras until 2005 and then to Belle Chasse. Ollie is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Richard (Bruce) and Lynn Cooper (Sam). Grandmother of Jeffery Jones (Brandy), Jory Perkins, Mandy Cognevich (Neil), Sammie Lynn Drury (Brandon), and Brooks Cooper (Nikki). Great-Grandmother of Isaiah, Blair, Jace, Mila, and Challin. Sister of Sidney Johnson (Amelia) and Herbert Johnson (Kathy). Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by her loving husband Isaiah “Zeke” Willbanks. Mother of the late Wanda Sue Perkins. Daughter of the late Annabelle Inmon Johnson and Nathan Johnson. Sister of the late David Johnson, Junior Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Madeline “Mattie” Wisner. Ollie enjoyed her life staying at home raising her three daughters. When her girls were older she began babysitting for friends and teachers. She has been Granny Ollie to many children. Till this day some of those children (adults now) will tell you how they all remember her spaghetti and weenies. They were all her children. She loved the Saints, never missing a game. She would scream while sitting on the couch like they could hear her. She loved family gatherings, playing cards and eating. Her favorite outing was going to Bingo. She always made sure she made it to Bingo on Friday the 13th because she always thought it was her lucky night. Her infectious smile would light up any room she entered bringing joy to everyone. She loved being surrounded by family and friends celebrating their accomplishments. She will be missed by many. Relatives and Friends of the Family attended the visitation and Funeral Service in the Chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Interment: Nairn Cemetery, Nairn, LA. To view and sign the online guestbook visit www.mothefunerals.com.

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