Imogene Johnson grew up in Hazelhurst down in south Georgia where she attended school until the fourth grade, and worked picking cotton and tobacco. In 1953, she moved to Harmony Community in Social Circle to live with her aunt. In 1955, she married at age 21 and moved to Monroe. She built a home in Monroe on her own and never birthed children of her own, but became a mother to so many. In Monroe, she did domestic work for numerous families, took care of children, and worked in the church nursery for many years at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church beginning in 1968. She remembers, “My first baby I kept was Mrs. Roy Nunnally Roberts’ son, Roy, Jr. He was six months old.” The last babies she kept were my own children, Roy Nunnally the III “Bo” and Mary Elise. Gene retired at age 79 and moved to Park Place Nursing Home because she was good and ready to go. “Only place I want to go to from here, is to heaven.”