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Patsy Ridley Johnson, 83, of Hot Springs, Ark., went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2020. She was born in Mountain Pine, Ark., to William "Ed" and Hazel (Ralls) Ridley on November 3, 1936. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, Andy (A.L) Johnson; and her siblings, Jack Ridley and Norma Ross.

She retired from Abilities Unlimited, Inc. after 37 years. She was a member of Harvey's Chapel Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She had a strong faith in God and loved her family dearly. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her two children, Marsha (Tom) Griffin and Kevin (Karen) Johnson, both of Hot Springs; her grandchildren, Ben (Yvonne) Sparks, of New River, Ariz., Dr. Shane Sparks, of Conway, and Andrea (Eric) Rice, Peggy Johnson and Ellie Johnson, of Hot Springs; step-grandchildren, Andrew Weems, Amber Burchfield, Brittany Moorman (Drew), David (Megan) Jones and Colton Willoughby; and 18 great-grandchildren, numerous extended family and a host of wonderful friends.

Pallbearers will be Adam Davis, Dick Lambert, Laramy Ridley, Ben Sparks, Shane Sparks and Randy Umphers. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Gibbs, Ricky Finney, Galen Ross, Connie Elliot, Joel Dickson, Robert Hawthrone, Harvey's Chapel, and Southern Tire Mart Families.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of The Pines Nursing and Rehab for the wonderful care that mom received these past two years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvey's Chapel Baptist Church Angel Meals.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home with a celebration of Patsy's life immediately following at 2 p.m. with Brother Buddy Leamons and Brother Joe Thompson officiating.

Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery in Mt. Pine.

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