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Darnell Johnson Piper

Services for Darnell Johnson Piper will be at 11:00a.m. on December 16, 2023, at Daughters of Zion Baptist Church, 222 DeWitt Lane, Poland, LA. Pastor Willie Sewell, Sr. will be officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ball, LA.

Mrs. Piper, 76, of Alexandria, LA, passed away on November 30, 2023, at her residence. She was born on October 29, 1947, in Queens, NY to the late Willie and Gladys Johnson. She graduated from Central Commercial High School in June 1965. She was baptized at an early age by Rev. Lockwood at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Flushing, NY. Darnell is preceded in death by her mother: Gladys Limbacker, father: Willie Johnson, Sr., daughter Lynee Daniell Piper, and a host of uncle and aunts.

Darnell had many accomplishments. She was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 30+ years. She was an employee of Pinecrest as a Dispatch Supervisor for 33 years. Also, an Honor member of the Boys & Girls Club of America, President of the Red Hat Society, Lifelong member of The Order of Eastern Star where she served as Treasurer. She served as secretary for 43 years at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Darnell leaves to cherish her memories – husband: Lionell Piper, daughter: Ginene Watts, sons: Larry L. Piper and Lamont C. Piper, brother: Willie Johnson, Jr. and Claritha Days, along with 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 10:00a.m. at Daughters of Zion Baptist Church.


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