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Obituary: Nellie May Johnson

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Nellie May Johnson

Nellie May Johnson

Nellie May Johnson, 88, of the Bethesda Community, passed away Oct. 22, 2020.  

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church since 1962 and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a retired data processor with National Life and then retired from CPS Industries.  

She was known as an expert seamstress. She sewed for family members, community friends and some entertainers.  

She was preceded in death by son, Eric Johnson; daughter-in-law, Debra Ford Johnson; parents, Alvin and Ada Holt Sullivan; and sister, Viola Hendricks.  

She’s survived by husband of 68 years, Joe Henry Johnson; daughter, Linda Johnson Brown; son, Larry (Belinda) Johnson; aunt, Sarah Newell; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and other loving family members.  

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at Bennett Cemetery, Mary Kate Myers officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Bethesda United Methodist Church.  

Memorials may be made to the May Johnson Memorial Fund.  


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