Monday, June 4, 2012

Elizabeth Elaine (Johnson) Mazza 1949-2009

Elizabeth Elaine Mazza, daughter of the late Lloyd and Susie Johnson, was born January 28, 1949 in Sanford, North Carolina. As a young girl, Elaine and her family moved to the Virginia Beach, Virginia area where she graduated from Princess Anne High School.

On June 17, 1986 in Arlington, Virginia, Elaine was united in marriage to Harold Mazza. They shared over 22 years of marriage together and five children: William, Daniel, Derren, Debra and Donna.

Elaine and Harold moved to the Waynesville / St. Robert, Missouri area and she became employed at the US Army Engineer School on Fort Leonard Wood as a secretary. She was employed there for 18 years.

In her spare time, Elaine enjoyed working out in her yard. She was constantly planting and moving flowers, trying to make her yard as beautiful as possible. She was also a pet-lover. She would care and nurture for any animal, especially dogs.

Elaine was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of St. Robert. She was also a very active member in the Relief Society with the church.

Elaine passed away at 5:43 A.M. Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center of Rolla, Missouri at the age of 60 years.

Elaine leaves to cherish her memory her husband: Harold Mazza of the home; three sons: William Whitehurst of Newport News, VA, Daniel Whitehurst of the Bahamas and Derren Mazza of the state of Michigan; two daughters: Debera Boyer and Donna Bird both of Milton, PA; two brothers: Harold Johnson of the state of Florida and Darrell Johnson of the state of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; several other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by one brother, Ron Johnson.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 31, 2009 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of St. Robert, Missouri with Bishop Herman Blau officiating. Sharing their wonderful memories of Elaine were her husband, son, daughter-in-law and William Oberholtzer. The songs I Believe in Christ and Families Can Be Together Forever were sung by the congregation. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Elaine Mazza to the American Kidney Foundation and may be left at Memorial Chapels of Waynesville.

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