OBITUARY

Martha Ellen Johnson

June 13, 1936July 2, 2019
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Martha Ellen Pierce Johnson, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2019..

She was born in Chattanooga, TN on June 13, 1936 to the late Madolyn Pierce Ward and Thomas Pierce.

Ms. Johnson graduate from Chattanooga High School in 1953 and studied music at Cadek Conservatory at UTC under the late Doris Doe, Professor Emeritus at the Conservatory.

She was a member of Central Baptist, Woodmore were she served on the personnel committee, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for more than twenty five years.

Currently a member of Concord Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than twenty five years, sang in the choir, and was Director of the Senior Citizens Organization known as the BALL CLUB. Combined over 60 years of teach Sunday School.

Mrs. Johnson was administrator for Associates in Internal Medicine for twenty-eight years and later formed Medical Practice Consultants. She was a well known workshop leader and conference speaker.

She developed the Chattanooga Medical Group Management Association 1st local first local chapter and served two terms as president. She served a President of the Tennessee Medical Group Management Association (TMGMA), and a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) National Association. Also a member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

She is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executive. Past president of TMGMA, she served on the TMGMA Board and Chairperson of Past President Council.

The TMGMA presented its first “Distinctive Service Award” to Mrs. Johnson. The association named the award in honor of Mrs. Johnson. The “Martha Johnson Distinctive Award” will be awarded annually to a person who has served for more than 20 years and made an outstanding contribution to health-care, and advanced he field of medical practice management.

She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Joey Johnson, her parents, Madelyn Pierce Ward, Thomas O. Pierce, and her grandparents Bernice “Buba” and Luther Webb.

She is survived by her husband, James L. Johnson. In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons, Joe Charles Johnson, Sr. of Ringgold and Timothy W. Johnson and his wife, Cindy Johnson of Collegedale; two granddaughters, Jessica Johnson and Ashley Johnson both of Collegedale; three great-grandchildren, Madeline Doyal, Daniel Johnson, and Gage Doyal all of Cohutta; one sister, Doris Kittle of Ringgold; and one brother, Terry Lee Ward of Nashville. She leaves several nieces and nephews all of the Ringgold area.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Dr. David King officiating.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 8, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Concord Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • James L. Johnson, Husband
  • Joe C. Johnson Sr., Son
  • Timothy W. Johnson, Son
  • Jessica Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Ashley Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Madeline Doyal, Great Granddaughter
  • Daniel Johnson, Great Grandson
  • Gage Doyal, Great Grandson
  • Doris Kittle, Sister
  • Terry Lee Ward, Brother
  • Joey Johnson, Grandson
  • Madelyn Pierce Ward, Mother
  • Thomas O. Piece, Father
  • Bernice "Buba" Webb, Grandmother
  • Luther Webb, Grandfather
  • DONATIONS

  • Concord Baptist Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Receiving Friends Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Patricia Johnson

July 8, 2019

Martha was a beautiful person,so full of life and love. Her family and friends were so important to her especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. I’ve never seen a time when Martha wasn’t smiling or laughing. Heaven has gained an angel, I will see you there one day. Rest In Peace.

Lisa Landers

July 8, 2019

She will be missed. She helped me in the medical field on getting me a job.. I really did appreciate her doing that for me. She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as they go thru this. I would like to wish her family sorry for the loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ramona Sumner

July 7, 2019

Martha was my Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a great teacher, bright, funny, hospitable, and beautiful. My condolences to Jamie. (I will never forget her telling how she literally fell for him!)

Debbie McNamara

July 7, 2019

Martha was a very special mentor and friend to me. She was responsible for taking the time to teach me about the business office of a medical practice. As a result, she is the person who helped me to have a successful career in healthcare. Martha was always smiling and seemed proud every time she would introduce me to anyone at MGMA and let them know that she was my mentor. I will always be grateful.
I was sorry to hear that Martha had passed away.
My thoughts, prayers are love are for Martha's family that she has always been so proud of.
Debbie McNamara

Thomas Carmichael

July 5, 2019

Over the last1000 years, Marth, Jamie, Sibyl and I have done it all.
We made all the good watering holes in Chattanooga and surrounding areas, enjoying good food and a wonderful friendship.
We drove around the rim of the Grand Canyon, then took on North and South Dakota. We went on cruises. On one occasion, Martha sneaked off to play the slot machines. Everyone on the boat knew she had won when she screamed about her winnings. She had won a bucket of quarters! Last Sunday we shared her favorite Bible verses. John 14 "let not your heart be troubled". My heart is not troubled for I know where Martha is. My heart is sad because I no longer will be able to enjoy her laughter and loving friendship. Tom and Sibyl Carmichael

Deanna Brown

July 5, 2019

What a beautiful and inspiring lady. If you ever met Martha then you walked away feeling blessed by the meeting, but if you were fortunate enough to work with her and know her, then you felt blessed for life. She was always welcoming and warm, someone who the rest of us could aspire to be. I've heard it said a million times "When I grow up, I want to be Martha Johnson" and it was heartfelt every time it was said. May we all extend grace and love like Martha.

Racheland george Crick

July 4, 2019

Martha was our neighbor for 3 years martha was fun loving lady.
Martha will be missed by all her friends husband jamie was a wonderful
Christian person also. Love rachel and georgecrick

Deborah Parker-Pratt

July 4, 2019

I am so thankful to have received the award bearing Martha’s name this year! When I visited Martha in rehab that same day and told her that I had dedicated the Award right back to her and spoken about how she had started the local chapter development program of the Tennessee Medical Group Management Association, her face just lit up! She said “Really?! Did anyone remember me?” I just laughed and hugged her and said “You will always be remembered!” We made wonderful pictures of her laughing and smiling from ear to ear!

Yes, we are all very sad. But I can only think how very thrilled Martha is to be with her precious and beloved JOEY! And remembering that I will also see my beloved Martha again!!
Deborah Parker-Pratt, FACMPE

Bill & Sybil Dixon

July 4, 2019

What good memories we have, as do so many, who had the chance to become friends with Martha & Jamie. One of those friends who always was ready for a little laughter & good times. With all of her great personality & wisdom, she was always ready to share CHRIST & His love. She will be missed by many. Love & Prayers to each of her family.

Janice White

July 3, 2019

I will certainly miss Martha’s bubbly personality and her sweet spirit. She will be greatly missed at Concord-we’ve lost another strong pillar. Till we meet again sweet Martha.

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Biography

Martha Ellen Pierce Johnson, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2019..

She was born in Chattanooga, TN on June 13, 1936 to the late Madolyn Pierce Ward and Thomas Pierce.

Ms. Johnson graduate from Chattanooga High School in 1953 and studied music at Cadek Conservatory at UTC under the late Doris Doe, Professor Emeritus at the Conservatory.

She was a member of Central Baptist, Woodmore were she served on the personnel committee, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for more than twenty five years.

Currently a member of Concord Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than twenty five years, sang in the choir, and was Director of the Senior Citizens Organization known as the BALL CLUB. Combined over 60 years of teach Sunday School.

Mrs. Johnson was administrator for Associates in Internal Medicine for twenty-eight years and later formed Medical Practice Consultants. She was a well known workshop leader and conference speaker.

She developed the Chattanooga Medical Group Management Association 1st local first local chapter and served two terms as president. She served a President of the Tennessee Medical Group Management Association (TMGMA), and a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) National Association. Also a member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

She is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executive. Past president of
TMGMA, she served on the TMGMA Board and Chairperson of Past President Council.

The TMGMA presented its first “Distinctive Service Award” to Mrs. Johnson. The association named the award in honor of Mrs. Johnson. The “Martha Johnson Distinctive Award” will be awarded annually to a person who has served for more than 20 years and made an outstanding contribution to health-care, and advanced he field of medical practice management.

She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Joey Johnson, her parents, Madelyn Pierce Ward, Thomas O. Pierce, and her grandparents Bernice “Buba” and Luther Webb.

She is survived by her husband, James L. Johnson. In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons, Joe Charles Johnson, Sr. of Ringgold and Timothy W. Johnson and his wife, Cindy Johnson of Collegedale; two granddaughters, Jessica Johnson and Ashley Johnson both of Collegedale; three great-grandchildren, Madeline Doyal, Daniel Johnson, and Gage Doyal all of Cohutta; one sister, Doris Kittle of Ringgold; and one brother, Terry Lee Ward of Nashville. She leaves several nieces and nephews all of the Ringgold area.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Dr. David King officiating.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 8, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Concord Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.