Mary Ellen Johnson

June 4, 1936February 8, 2013
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Mary Ellen Johnson, age 76, of Marion, NC went to home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 8, 2013 at The Oaks of Sweeten Creek in Arden, NC. She was a loving wife, mother and friend.

She was born June 4, 1936 in Lake Lure, NC to the late Ernest Whiteside and Mattie Edgerton Whiteside. Mrs. Johnson retired from Baxter Healthcare in 2001 and was a member of Word of Power Ministries in Gastonia, NC. She loved her flowers, gardening, and helping in the community. She volunteered at the McDowell County Senior Center where she helped deliver Meals on Wheels.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by ten siblings.

Left behind to cherish Mrs. Johnson’s memory are her husband, Willie R. Johnson of the home; one daughter, Jacqueline Johnson of Fletcher, NC; two sons, Willie Johnson, Jr. and wife, Ella of Rutherfordton, NC and Rosevelt Boyd, Jr. and girlfriend, DeeDee of Stamford, CT; three grandsons, Anthony Deshawn Johnson of the home, and Travis and Rosevelt Johnson both of Stamford, CT; one great-grandson, Jayden Whiteside of Marion, NC; and one sister, Vivian Whiteside of Lake Lure, NC.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 15, 2013 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion with Apostle Dorothy L. Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Care Partners Hospice & Palliative Care – 68 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28803

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  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2013

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June 8, 2013

Four months ago today your went Home to be with our Father .. it seems like yesterday. Since you've been gone, I think about you everyday especially this past Mother's Day and on your birthday ... there are no more days and nights for you in Heaven - you are forever young, a beautiful Angel ... my Angel. I miss you Mom and love you so much - Jacq

A Thomas

February 17, 2013

We send our condolences Ms. Jackie. You and your family are in our prayers and we know that God will give you the tender loving care you need to triumph during this difficult time. Much love!!!

February 15, 2013

You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Love Calvin Forney and Family

Markeita Wilkerson

February 15, 2013

You are in our thoughts and prayers! Ms Mary was an awesome lady! I enloyed working with her!

February 14, 2013

Mary was a fine lady and we are thankful that our paths crossed in this life. We pray God comforts you all in your loss. Paul and Frances Baker

Marvin & Janice Glenn

February 13, 2013

To Bro. Johnson and family,

We are sorry to hear about you lose. But we know that she is in a better place. No more pain and suffering. God makes no mistake and she will be missed. May God continue to bless you and keep you. Our prayers are with you.
Love to you and your family

Jacque Johnson

February 12, 2013

Mom, your light will always shine within me.

Webby Williams jr

February 12, 2013

So sorry but aunt Mary is in a better place Webby and Evelyn Williams and family

Greta Tate

February 11, 2013

My sincerest condolences to the Johnson family. Hopefully you will find comfort and peace in knowing that she will never suffer again. Tomorrow is the first anniversary of losing my mother so I really do know how you must feel. May God continue to bless you through this difficult time.

Dawna Goode-Ledbetter

February 11, 2013

Sorry for your loss. I love you and your family are in my prayers