Johnson named Funeral Director of the Year

Published 8:14 am Monday, May 16, 2022

The Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (MFD&MA) held its annual conference on April 17-20 in Biloxi at the IP Casino and Resort.  The MFD&MA presented the 2021 Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Osborne Bell-Funeral Director of the Year award to Dedra M. Brown-Johnson of Prentiss.

The MFD&MA has not met since pre-COVID and presented the previous year awards. Johnson is an active member of the MFD&MA and works relentlessly to keep professionalism relevant in the funeral industry.   She is the CEO and Director of Johnson Funeral Home in Prentiss, which is the oldest family owned African-American business in Jefferson Davis County beginning operations by Johnson’s parents in 1940. Johnson also became the first female and first black coroner and Chief Medical Examiner of Jefferson Davis County in 2019.