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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations

3060 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Mava Kirksey Johnson

October 27, 1928January 1, 2020
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MAVA KIRKSEY JOHNSON CONOVER – Mava Kirksey Johnson, 91 of Conover went home to be with her beloved husband Morris Johnson on January 1, 2020. Mava was born on October 27, 1928 in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Sid Sivvoy and Mertie Clemmer Kirksey. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her. Mava was a charter member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Johnson; Survivors include her twin sister, Myrtle Best of Dallas; children, Jeanette Fairbanks and husband, Clyde of Yulee, FL, Vaughn Johnson of Newton; grandchildren, Charles Fairbanks, Michelle Curtright, June Vance; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kari, Catherine Mava, Jake, Kaylyn, Natalie; her beloved dog, Susie; and numerous family and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Woodlawn Baptist Church at 2:30 PM with Dr. Ed Yount officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2:30 at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Johnson Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

  • FAMILY

  • Myrtle Best, Twin Sister
  • Jeanette Fairbanks, Daughter
  • Clyde Fairbanks, Son-in-law
  • Vaughn Johnson, Son
  • Charles Fairbanks, Grandson
  • Michelle Curtright, Granddaughter
  • June Vance, Granddaughter
  • Great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kari, Catherine Mava, Jake, Kaylyn, Natalie; her beloved dog Susie; and numerous family and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Vaugh Johnson
  • Jake Curtright
  • Hunter Day
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Service Monday, January 6, 2020

Memories

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Connie Case

January 5, 2020

Mava will always be remembered as a sweet, kind lady in my mind and heart. My condolences to the family.

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