HomeLocal NewsMemorial Service to Honor Greenville’s First Black City Councilwoman and Civil Rights Leader, Sarah H. JohnsonMemorial Service to Honor Greenville’s First Black City Councilwoman and Civil Rights Leader, Sarah H. JohnsonFri, July 14, 2023 by Andranita WilliamsSHARE NOW A memorial service is set to take place this Saturday, July 15, 2023, to commemorate the life and legacy of Sarah H. Johnson, an esteemed civil rights leader and the first Black city councilwoman and vice mayor of Greenville. Mrs. Johnson, who passed away at age 85, devoted her life to public service and left an indelible mark on the community she served.The memorial service for Sarah H. Johnson will be held at the First United Methodist Church located at 402 Washington Avenue in Greenville, Mississippi. Friends, family, and community members are invited to attend the service, which will begin at 10:00 am. It will serve as a platform to celebrate the remarkable achievements and enduring impact of Mrs. Johnson.Several prominent figures and dignitaries have confirmed their attendance at the memorial service, underscoring the profound respect and admiration held for Sarah H. Johnson. The confirmed guests are Councilwoman Kingdom, State Representative Willie Bailey, and Mayor Errick Simmons.