Death Notices

Bobbie Ann Poland
January 23, 1956 – September 13, 2023

polandBobbie Ann Poland was born January 23, 1956 to the late Nellie Poland Bradford. She gained her wings on September 13, 2023 at her daughters home in Ruston, Louisiana.

Bobbie Ann accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Louisiana and later became a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana where she was a devoted member until her passing.

Bobbie, also known as “Momma B” to so many was full of spirit and full of life. She touched so many hearts because of the person she was. She loved being surrounded by family and friends. Everyone knew her for her smile, contagious laugh and encouraging words. Bobbie always had words of wisdom to pass on to everyone she encountered. She enjoyed the simplicity of life, such as cooking, music, and especially dancing. Traveling brought her the most joy.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie Poland Bradford; her husband, Clem Johnson; three brothers: Otto Bradford, Louis Bradford, and Elijah Bradford; two sisters: Shirley Wesley and Clementine Campbell; aunt Rachel Bell and a nephew Charles Wesley, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters Sharrone Poland (Dewayne Hayes) of Ruston, LA, Felsia Poland (Rick) of Arcadia, LA, and Chandris Poland (Thaddeus Jones) of Ruston, LA; nine grandchildren: Antonio, LaDassium, Travontai, LaRay, Tiaunna, Thaddeus Jr., Casicus, Chandier, Cameron; ten great grandchildren; a nephew Terrell Wesley (Carla) of Ruston, LA; a special friend Wilbur Kelly of Ruston, LA and a host of dear friends, nieces, cousins and other relatives.

Her celebration of life service was held on Saturday, September 23rd at the New Hope Baptist Church in Ruston with Interment following at the New Galilee Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro. 

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