June 2, 1939 – September 29, 2020
Frances “Lorraine” Johnson passed away peacefully on Sept 29, 2020 and went to be with her beloved Lord at the age of 82. She lived a long full life and blessed countless lives with her generosity and love. Lorraine loved the Lord with all of her heart and her faith was evident in the way she lived. She was a loving mother and is survived by her brother Larry Stike, her two sons, John “Jay’ and Michael and her 5 grandchildren (Rachel, Sadie, Isaiah, Cale and Grant) Lorraine served for nearly 30 years alongside her late husband Judge as he pastored Baptist churches in Tennessee and North Carolina. She was a faithful Bible teacher, children’s and women’s ministry teacher and nursery volunteer. She served for 20 years in the Davie County North Carolina School system as a literacy teacher and classroom assistant, and school bus driver. She was a dedicated prayer warrior, a generous and a loyal friend and she will be greatly missed.
Celebration of Life will be held on October 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm at New Covenant Church, 77 Perry Park Ave, Larkspur, Colorado. Cemetery Committal Service will be held on October 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Mountain City, Tennessee.
Cemetery Committal Service
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
A Celebration of Life
Sunday, October 18, 2020
October 20, 2020
Oh, the wonderful memories I have of this strong, gentle, wise woman! She loved God first, then everything else! I spent many Monday’s sitting in her home studying the Bible and learning more about our Savior and what a wonderful life we had to look forward to.
Thank you, Lorraine for showing me the true way to live life and study the Word! I already miss you so much but am glad you’re HOME where you always wanted to be. When my time comes, meet me at the gate!!
October 19, 2020
While my Aunt provided me with ever lasting memories there were two I wish to share. My Aunt traveled to Missouri bringing special goodies just for me! She and my grand mother personally made me beautiful dresses. I felt so special and I knew that my Aunt truly love me. My most fondest memory that I hold close to my heart was the week of vacation bible school. My siblings and I spent the entire week with her and their family. During that week of bible school Jesus came into my heart! I was baptized and continue to live a Christian life. My three sons were raised in the church and continue to be strong in their faith raising their children based on those same principles all handed down from my Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Judge! Thank you my dear sweet Aunt Lorraine for your kindness that helped shape me into the person that I am today.
Your loving niece,
October 15, 2020
WHAT COULD I ADD TO WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SAID ABOUT THIS GODLY WOMAN. I KNEW LORAINNE FROM OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS AT HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH. SHE WAS SUCH A BLESSING TO ME AND OUR CLASS.I KNOW THE ANGELS WERE SINGING AS SHE ENTERED GOD'S PRESENCE.MAY OUR LORD GIVE EACH OF YOU HIS PEACE.
Bennie and Emily Pokemire
October 15, 2020
Bennie and I remember Lorraine from attending Hillmon Grove Baptist Church. She was always so sweet and caring. We hope you will look to GOD's word for comfort during this time. As Christians, we know we shall all be together one day in Heaven. May we all look forward to that time. You are in our prayers!!
October 11, 2020
This was such sad news to hear about my dear friend but I know she is rejoicing in the presence of Jesus. Lorraine and I met almost 20 years ago at a Presbyterian Church in Tampa, FL, after she moved I visited her on several occasions .
The last time I saw Lorraine was in Castle Rock in 2017 - we had such a great time shopping, doing touristy things, we went to church together, and talked a lot about the Lord. We even climbed almost to the top of the Castle Rock. I had planned to visit again this year, but was unable due to COVID.
She always treated me so very special - like I was somebody important -- but that is how she was. She was a sweet and generous soul and beautiful sister in Christ. She loved her family and was a faithful friend.
Next time we meet will be in heaven laughing and rejoicing together with our heavenly Father.
In the meantime, I will miss her dearly.
October 9, 2020
Miss Lorraine always had warm, inviting hugs for me and my children on any given Sunday. She’d look us in the eyes and tell us she loved us in that beautiful drawl. We will miss her and her Sunday hugs! We love you Miss Lorraine!