Barbara Johnson McAllister

Mrs. Barbara Johnson McAllister, age 69 of Joyce, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Born Saturday, June 5, 1948 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, she was a member of Old Union Baptist Church for over thirty years where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She loved spending time with her family and especially spoiling her grandchildren. She was retired from Winnfield Kindergarten School. Mrs. McAllister was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie F. Johnson, Sr. and Rhoda Wempren Johnson; brothers, Jessie F. Johnson, Jr. and David Johnson. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Richard McAllister; children, James McAllister, Bruce McAllister and Brandy Coleman (Landon); grandchildren, Ashlan Desadier (Justin), Reese Coleman and Wren Coleman; great-grandchildren, Alex McAllister, Rickey Desadier and Spencer Desadier; brother, Lawrence Wempren. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Old Union Baptist Church with Rev. Brian McAllister and Rev. Mike Green officiating. Interment followed in Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Serving the family as pallbearers were Rockie Ramshur, Josh McAllister, Steve Cockerham, Danny McAllister, Bradley McAllister, Ross Cockerham and Darren McAllister. Alex McAllister and Rickey Desadier. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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