Cleaster Johnson RAYNER, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in OSU Medical Center, Columbus with her loving family by her side, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Rayner was born March 22, to the late Ephron and Rosie Feagin Johnson in Andalusia, Alabama. Cleaster resided in Mansfield for most of her life with her loving husband and son. She was a former employee of Flexible Industries in Loundonville, but for the past 30 years she dedicated her time to being a housewife caring for her husband’s needs. Cleaster received Christ in her life and became a member of the Maddox Memorial Church Of God In Christ. Her greatest joys were watching wrestling with her husband and spoiling 2 of her great grandchildren Duwan and Jeron Catchings. When it was me time, shopping was a must for Cleaster. She had a shoe fettish having all colors, high and low heels
Cleaster is survived by her loving husband Eddie “Sonny” Rayner, her only child caring, loving, and one of a kind son: Geron his wife Minnie Johnson, Mansfield, her husband’s children Janice Rayner, Michigan, Eddie (Patty) Harbert, Nashville, Tennessee, Virginia (Melvin) Bond, Dan (Angela) Charles (Patricia), and Willie Rayner, Brownsville, Tennessee, 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; dedicated sister: Minnie (George) Norris of Columbus, and brother: Daniel (Irene) Johnson, Mansfield, 3 sister-in-laws Helen Johnson, and Mary Davis, Mansfield. And Laverne Currie, Brownsville, a special aunt Netter Pearl Brooks, special friends Paulette Woods, and Maxine Dulin, Mansfield; a host of nieces and nephews including a special niece Cecilia Catlett, Westmont, Illinois.
In addition to her parents 2 sisters Evelyn Butler, and Mary Lucas, 2 brothers Frennie, and Willie James Johnson preceded Cleaster in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 11:00 AM in the Maddox Memorial COGIC by her pastor Superintendent Aaron Williams, Sr.. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
The family will also receive friends at the home of her son, 384 Sabo Dr. on Sunday and Monday from 5-9 p.m.
Even so come Lord Jesus. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23: 4