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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
Fax: 617-427-2869
Maretta  Johnson

Maretta Johnson

Tuesday, September 5th, 1944 - Friday, April 17th, 2020
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Maretta was born and raised in Birmingham,Alabama, but later moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she resided until God called her home. She was preceeded in death by her parents Sandy and Willodean Sumerlin, her son son Wendell Johnson, her sisters Ezetta Daniel and Elaine Brown, her brothers Roosevelt Tucker, and Sandy Jr. Sumerlin. She's survived by her husband Anthony Duncan, her children Yolanda Sumerlin, Rita Clark (spouse Larry Clark), Juan Johnson (Spouse Samira Johnson), Donte Johnson and her brothers and sisters, Willie Mae Richardson, Theron Fulgham, Michael Sumerlin, Samuel Sumerlin, Debra Evans, Maggie Robbins, Odell Sumerlin, and her grand children, Pierre Sumerlin, Renita Barton, Shantel Johnson, Jiah Sumerlin, Jisela Gonzalez, Maretta Johnson, Jasmin Smith, Lashuntae Johnson, and great grand children, Saniyah Brunton, James Johnson-Klash, Jada Johnson-Klash, Keymn Cole, Cameron Mccoy, Bishop Sumerlin, Kaydence Sumerlin, and Kalaysia Sumerlin, plus a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

To our despair and loss, Maretta passed away at age 75, but we have no doubt in our minds that heaven has gained another angel. She loved God first and foremost, she was a Christian woman, who attended Greater Love Tabernacle church, in Dorchester, MA. Maretta, our dear Molly will be forever missed and loved, as will her loving, joyful spirit and cooking. These attributes that she so brilliantly possessed will remain engraved in our hearts and minds forever. Maretta was our family's matriarch who possessed such a compassionate spirit, and feisty, she truly held our family together, and every one that knew her, new just how much she loved cooking and sharing her amazing food with her loved ones. If you ever needed her, she was always there for you. Molly, you were taken from us way too soon, but know that you will always be remembered and loved dearly by your family. May God welcome your soul into paradise with his warm embrace. We love you Molly.


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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 30th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, April 30th, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 30th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Thursday, April 30th, 2020 4:00pm
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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  • Interment

    St Michael Crematory
    500 Canterbury Street
    BOSTON, MA 02131
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Sharon Salter

Posted at 09:47pm
She will be missed loved my cousin Rip cousin

Rose Clemons

Posted at 02:27pm
Maretta is my cousin who I love very much. One thing I cherish is all of the cookouts and parties we used to have. Thank you Mollie for helping me raise my kids. You will be truly missed. I love you, cousin Rosemary

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