Iris JohnsonJanuary 5, 1975 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 42)
Iris Denise Smith (Orange) Johnson was born June 5, 1975 to Jerry L. Orange and Lenora Smith Phillips. Iris Johnson was affectionately known as "Queen", was educated in Ware County School system and a graduate of Waycross High School Bulldogs class of 1994. She was employed at Walmart for 10 years, Shoney's, Ware Correction Institute and Ryans.
She was a member of Emmanuel International Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (formerly New Grant Chapel) where she joined at a very young age. Iris was married to Maurice Johnson and to this union two children were born, DeZandre' Johnson and Iavionce Johnson.
After fulfilling her number of appointed days on earth, Iris was transitioned to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by special family, John and Ida Smith her grand parents (she was the fifth grandchild); Dan Orange , Sr. her grandfather; John and Fannie Slay, great-grand parents; Viola and Richard Gamble, Gracie and Willie Mullens, and Leroy and Leila Smith, great aunts and uncles; and Verlyn Gail Everhart, aunt.
She leaves to cherish her memories a husband, Maurice Johnson, a son, DeZandre' Johnson and a daughter, Iavionce Johnson; father, Jerry L. Orange, Sr. of Atlanta, mother, Lenora Phillips (Bobby) of Waycross; father and mother-in-law, Allen and Dorothy Johnson of Savannah, GA, grandmother, Alice Orange of Waycross, grand mother-in-law, Ora Bell Horton of Jesup, one brother, Jerry L. Orange, Jr. (LaShonda), two sisters, Regina Mann (Lamont) all of Perry, GA, and Sherita Love (Tyrone) of St. Marys, GA, two brothers-in-law, Charles Wallace (Vanessa) of Savannah and Rev. David McCloud (Sonya) of Perry, GA; loving aunts, Velma Sue Cobb (Bobby), Gracie Daniels (Mike), Barbara Roach of Waycross, Blondie Orange and Susie Henderson of Rochester, New York, Margaret Orange Kemp of Miami, FL; uncles, John Henry smith (Gwen) of Jesup, GA, Billy Atkins (Beth), James Atkin (Florestin) and Dan Orange, Jr of Waycross, Charles Orange of Miami, FL, Doyle Orange of Canada, Jimmy Orange of Atlanta; special cousins, Tracey Lee of Chattanooga, TN, Zykia Smith of Seattle, WA, John Henry Smith, Dalla, TX, Michelle Williams of Waycross; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends; and a special friend, Antoine Ingram