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Iris Washington Johnson, entered into eternal rest on Saturday May 27, 2017 in the comfort of her home surrounded by family and dear friends at the age of 65. An employee of the Orleans Parish School Board for 34 years, Iris worked diligently until her retirement in 2016. She is survived by her adoring husband of 35 years, Joseph Johnson Sr, her children, Shaka Zulu (Naimah), Kirk Washington (Irma), Jerry Martin (Chiquilla), Joel Johnson (Carlrionne), Joseph Johnson, Troy Johnson, and Tyist Decquir-Coleman (Alfred). Iris is also survived by her siblings Jeanetta Williams, Edna Silvester (Lawrence), Carolyn Dupree Bernard (Ralph), Althea Phillips, Jeanann Washington, Gaynell Richardson, and Gerald Washington (Lena); 2 God children, Ronnetta Williams-Parchman and Frank Teapo; 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Noel and Althea Washington, her son Jermonce Martin, and 4 siblings Lennie "Poppa" Washington, Noel "Bomb" Washington Jr., Nouella Washington, and Stanley Washington. Family, friends, Pastor, officers and members of Greater Liberty Baptist Church, staffs of Orleans Parish School Board, Orleans Parish Coroner's Office and Chicago Bridge and Iron, Greater Evergreen M.B.C, Morning Star B.C., First Pilgrims B.C., and The Yellow Pocahontas Black Indian Tribe are invited to attend the Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at First Pilgrims Baptist Church, 1228 Arts St. NO, LA 70117 at 11:00 AM. Visitation at 9:00AM. Pastor Dr. Calvin Woods, Jr. will officiate and the host pastor is Dr. Eugene Mitchell. Internment St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

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