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Chapel Hill Funeral Home

542 West 52nd Street, Anniston, AL

OBITUARY

Freda Ann Johnson

February 14, 1950July 13, 2020
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Memorial service for Freda Ann Johnson, 70, of Anniston will be 6:00 pm, Friday, July 17, 2020, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with Rev. David Gilmore officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until service time.

Mrs. Johnson passed away on July 13, 2020 at home surrounded by her family

She is survived by her husband, John Johnson; daughters, Audrey Kincer, Donna Gilmore and Melissa Love; sons, John Murphy and Todd Johnson; sisters, Janice Sims, Dana Daley and Judy Atkinson; grandchildren; Markyn Murphy, Kalyn Murphy, Hannah Champion, Micah Kincer, Ryan Kincer, Amalyn Murphy, Jason Brown, Jeremy Brown, Dalton Brown, Mason Love, Kate Love, Jackson Wells, Brady Johnson and Grayson Johnson; great-grandchildren, Braxton Brown, Hunter Brown, Ryder Brown, Killian Brown and Hadley Brown; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by parents, Fred Creel and Audrey Creel.

Mrs. Johnson was a loving wife and mother. She worked at Jacksonville Hospital as a LPN for 20 plus years. She loved the Lord, and wants all to know Jesus. She was full of spunk and spirit and loved life. She enjoyed traveling with her husband John and her two best friends Judy and Dixie. She was a fighter and fought cancer for 4 ½ years. She was such an encouragement to others throughout her life, and even during her battle with cancer. Mrs. Johnson was an encouragement at the Cancer Care Center of Anniston.

  • FAMILY

  • John Johnson, Husband
  • Audrey Kincer, Daughter
  • Donna Gilmore, Daughter
  • Melissa Love, Daughter
  • John Murphy, Son
  • Todd Johnson, Son
  • Janice Sims, Sister
  • Dana Daley, Daughter
  • Judy Atkinson, Sister
  • Markyn Murphy, Grandson
  • Kayln Murphy, Granddaughter
  • Hannah Champion, Granddaughter
  • Micah Kincer, Grandson
  • Ryan Kincer, Grandson
  • Amalyn Murhy, Granddaughter
  • Jason Brown, Grandson
  • Jeremy Brown, Grandson
  • Dalton Brown, Grandson
  • Mason Love, Grandson
  • Kate Love, Granddaughter
  • Jackson Wells, Grandson
  • Brady Johnson, Grandson
  • Grayson Johnson, Grandson
  • Braxton Brown, Great-grandson
  • Hunter Brown, Great-grandson
  • Ryder Brown, Great-grandson
  • Killian Brown, Great-grandson
  • Hadley Brown, Great-grandson
  • Several, Nieces and Nephews

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020

Memories

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Don Tillery

July 17, 2020

I was Mom & Pop’s first grandchild and the only boy for the first 18 years, so I missed out on many of my girl cousins’ shenanigans. But, they were all very nice to me and we have always been a close family. Freda and all of my girl cousins are very special to me. My family lived in Ohio but we would travel to Alabama a couple times each year and every Christmas. A favorite memory with Freda was going to her Saks High School prom. While I was in college at Georgia Tech Aunt Dean called me and asked if I would like to go to the prom with Freda. I said sure so we got dressed up
and had a great time. I had not gone to my own high school prom in Ohio, so it also made up for something that I had missed. Later in life after marrying Bonnie, she also appreciated Freda and her sweet spirit. We had hope to have a cousins reunion this year but it was delayed by COVID. I am sure we will all still have that reunion some day. 😊

(Nancy) Gail (Tillery) Kent

July 16, 2020

My Cuz, Freda...

...was one of the kindest people I have ever known. Born on Valentine's Day, I naturally associated my cuz with hearts.
When we were very young both of our families lived in (what felt like a huge home) by Bonny Brook Lake next to Jacksonville Hwy. Our grandparents, (affectionately named Mom and Pop,) shared their home with all three of their kids' families at one time or another. It was a glorious place to be.
Freda and I were so close is age - we were best friends.. kind of like sisters. We played all day, mostly outside in the yard..mud pies, whatever we could find to do.
It was always hard for me to understand Freda.. why she never got irritated or mad- or even became cross. Out of curiosity .. (and not everyday) but often .. when she wasn't looking, I'd pinch her arm.
She never got mad.. she just would say "ouch" and look at me as if to say "that's not nice."
As I got older I figured it out. Freda had an unusual heart / spirit. She had a heart for Christ. She loved others. She lived it .. with kindness and respect to people.
I saw Freda 3 yrs. ago. Couldn't wait to see her and hug her again. As many years as we've been unable to be together.. nothing had ever changed.
I couldn't help myself.. I pinched her. We laughed and both said "I love you" at the same time. I know where Freda lives now and I know I'll be seeing her when I pass on to the next part of life, as we're promised in the Word of God.
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Earlier I posted a verse that makes me think of her. I keep it nearby, because it doesn't come natural to me. Maybe it wasn't easy for her.. I don't know, but I'm proud to say she was (is) something special and I love her.

Proverbs 4:23
"Above all else, guard your heart, for from it comes the wellspring of life (for whatever you do comes from it.")

My Cuz, Freda

Danna Daley

July 16, 2020

Story of Janice, Freda, and Danna,

Since my mother worked, one of our favorite breakfast meals was a can of Pillsbury biscuits. As most of us know, there are only ten biscuits in a can.
I always got three and either Freda or Janice would get three , but one would get four. Well we had a bad start that day and each one of us wanted the fourth biscuit. We got into a huge biscuit throwing fight and made a horrendous mess of the kitchen. Mother. came home early and was highly displeased. She gave us a come to Jesus lecture that I will never ever forget..

DANNA DALEY

July 16, 2020

Freda was very proud of John-Ed's service to his country.

DANNA DALEY

July 16, 2020

Beth's wedding was attended by the Creel family and the Kincer family. The wedding was spectacular. Freda was so proud.

DANNA DALEY

July 16, 2020

Freda was so proud of young John Ed's service to our country.

Danna DALEY

July 16, 2020

Freda celebrating with the Creel family.

DANNA DALEY

July 16, 2020

Grandmother Tillery & Grandmother Creel with Freda and DeWayne

DANNA DALEY

July 16, 2020

Freda's wedding to Dewayne Murphy

DANNA DALEY

July 16, 2020

Uncle Bill and Uncle Ralph

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