A local woman just wrote her first book and it was a process that was 93 years in the making.
"They call me Mother Johnson," explained Adlee Johnson.
She has always had one specific goal.
"I wanted to help somebody, I always wanted to help people," she said.
Johnson has spent a lifetime helping others. Decades ago, she and her husband Lee, a pastor, started a church, then they started a mission in Kansas City, KS.
"Then I went to the hospitals and prayed for people there and read them the scriptures. Then I went to homes where the sick was and read the scriptures to them and cooked for them and cleaned up their houses when they were dirty," she said.
She has a lifetime of stories, so she decided to put them down on paper and write her life story. The title of her book is "This is my Life... You Better Listen!"
"This is my Life…You Better Listen because I been through the ringer and if you listen it'll help you because it helped me," Johnson explained of the title.
She writes about the chilling abuse she endured at the hands of her husband when she was just 16. The beatings stopped after she attacked him with a razor. Johnson says they both found God and remained happily married for 53 years.
"Love everybody, don't care how they treat you, keep on loving them. I don't care what they do to you, just keep loving them," Johnson said.
Dr. Vernard Johnson, one of Adlee Johnson's 11 children, said he practices what she preaches.
He's a pastor of a church in Kansas City, KS.
"We're just trying to help people. Got it from Adlee Johnson, my mother. ‘Boy you better help people, you better help.' She instilled that in us," he said.
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