Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA


Zylphia Robinson Johnson

January 11, 1934October 31, 2019

Zylphia Robinson Johnson, 85, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Columbus Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

Zylphia was born on January 11, 1934 in Abbeville, Alabama to the late Sarah and Haisten Robinson. She graduated from Abbeville High School. Zylphia attended and graduated from Perry Business College in Dothan, Alabama. It was at Perry Business College where she met her future husband, Harold B. Johnson. They were married on May 26, 1953 and lived in Victoria, Texas as Harold was in the Air Force. After Harold was discharged from the Air Force, they moved to Columbus in January 1957. She was a homemaker and stay at home mom. Zylphia went to work with Barnett Bank after her two sons completed school. She retired from the bank in 1995. She loved her family and spending time with friends and her faithful canined companion Smokey. Zylphia was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia where she and Harold were members of the couples Sunday School Class. In her free time Zylphia enjoyed knitting, she was known for having knitting needles in her hands knitting an afghan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and Haisten Robinson and her son, Dale K. Johnson.

Zylphia is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Harold B. Johnson; her loving son, David H. Johnson; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Johnson; her loving grandsons; Kyle (Anna) Johnson, Ryan (Allie) Johnson, and Harrison Johnson; her loving great-granddaughter, Chandler Johnson.

A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Jerry Speer officiating in the Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby, Columbus, Georgia. Family will greet friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.


  • Harold B. Johnson, Husband
  • David Johnson, Son
  • Debbie Johnson, Daughter-in-law
  • Kyle (Anna) Johnson, Grandson
  • Ryan (Allie) Johnson, Grandson
  • Harrison Johnson, Grandson
  • Chandler Johnson, Great Granddaughter
  • Haisten Robinson, Father (deceased)
  • Sarah Robinson, Mother (deceased)
  • Dale K. Johnson, Son (deceased)


  • Visitation for Family and Friends Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Zylphia's Life Service Saturday, November 2, 2019


Zylphia Robinson Johnson

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Peggy Garland

November 2, 2019

Harold and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Zee gave me my first job in banking. I remember all the fun times we shared at the Holly Ave. branch. She was such an amazing woman and hard worker and the customers loved her dearly. One of the cutest memories I remember most was her dressing up in the elf costume for Halloween and holding a sign that said, "It's not easy being Green!" That was right after our merger with Barnett. She was so cute and funny. Banking lost a good one when she retired. She was so dedicated. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sharon (Turner) Phillips

November 1, 2019

I have so many fond memories of Zylphia from when I was a child going to North side Baptist Church. She, like my mother was involved in teaching VBS & many other activities with all of us children. I never have forgotten how good Harold & Zylphia was to my family and I & when we needed a ride to church or home, she would be there for us. My heartfelt condolences, may God comfort her family during this time.