December 22, 2020
It is with a sorrowful heart and a joyful soul that we say goodbye to our mother Julia Ann Crenshaw McNees passed from this world on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at her residence. Graveside service will be Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, with Bro. Sammy Crawford officiating and Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS directing. Mrs. McNees was born on September 21, 1944, in Meridian, MS to the late Ruby Julia Snowden Crenshaw and Arthur Anderson Crenshaw. She was a caregiver for her parents and a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church. Mrs. McNees enjoyed crocheting, reading, loved spending time with her grandchildren, and was very proud of them. She was very independent and would not ask for help. Mrs. McNees was the founder and owner of Johnson’s Superette, Country Market, and Country Closets. Mrs. McNees is survived by her siblings, David Crenshaw of Rogersville, AL and Deborah Stafford of Vado, New Mexico; children, Gary A. (Ann Marie) Johnson of Starkville, MS and Jeffery S. (Vicki) Johnson of Beverly Hill, FL; grandchildren, Joshua Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Avyana Johnson and Tiffanie Marsh; great-grandchildren, Quinton Black and Liam Mosier. Pallbearers will be Gary Johnson, Jefferey Johnson, Joshua Johnson, David Crenshaw, Tyler Crenshaw and Cody Dennis. Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Stafford, Aaron Stafford, Joe Atkins, Robert Malone and Weekly Crochet Club. Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church 127 Airline Road Columbus, MS 39701 or Bethany Christian Services 116 Lawrence Dr. Suite 3 Columbus, MS 39702.