Ann Barnette Johnson

July 2, 1961January 30, 2019
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Ann Barnette Johnson, age 57 of Midland NC, passed away on Wednesday January 30, 2019. She was born on July 2, 1961 in Griffin, GA but raised in Charlotte, NC to the late Nancy Morris Barnette. In addition to her mother, she is proceeded in death by her stepfather, Al Keply.

Ann worked alongside her mother for several years at Baker Equipment Engineering Company and then helped build J&J Prewire Company with husband Barry Johnson all while building their own family having two daughters.

Ann is survived by daughters, Maegan Johnson and Morgan Johnson. Ann had one granddaughter who was her entire world, Riley Parks (BabyDolly). Ann is also survived by her older sister Jane Bailes, (husband Walter), and their daughter Nancy Johnson (husband Mat) great nephew Jack Brown. Ann’s younger sister Jean Linthicum and her two children Melissa and Matthew (wife Miranda) their son Sylas and daughter Autumn. She also was blessed enough to have a soul sister Monica Bayer and daughter Dustie Rose McDonald.

Ann was one of a kind. She was the most loving, giving, loyal, and selfless person. She never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. The world was a better place with her in it. Her radiant smile brought sunshine and joy to so many lives. Her distinctive laugh was contagious. She loved the beach and loved to go fishing. Her love for plants and flowers showed, she was an avid gardener and was a member of the garden club for many years.

As BabyDolly said “She had a need for speed”. She loved to ride on motorcycles and cruise in her 1956 Nomad. But what she loved the most was her family and friends. She will be missed by all!

The celebration of life ceremony will be held, Saturday, February 9th at 1pm at McEwen-Mint Hill Chapel off of HWY 51. (7428 Mathews-Mint Hill Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227) Following with a “throw down”, as she would say, at Halligan’s Ale House at 12725 US-601, Midland, NC 28107.

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  • Maegan Johnson, Daughter
  • Morgan Johnson, Daughter
  • Riley Parks, Granddaughter
  • Jane Bailes (Walter), Sister
  • Nancy Johnson (Mat), Niece
  • Jack Brown, Great Nephew
  • Jean Linthicum, Sister
  • Melissa Linthicum, Niece
  • Matthew Linthicum (Miranda), Nephew
  • Sylas Linthicum, Great Nephew
  • Autumn Linthicum, Great Niece
  • Ann also leaves behind her soul sister, Monica Bayer and daughter, Dustie Rose McDonald to cherish her memory.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ann Barnette Johnson

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Wanda Rumble

February 10, 2019

I like so many met Ann on Facebook. I was new to it and she introduced me to so many great groups n wonderful people. She had such a great personality. I never got the chance to meet her due to my health issues. I had hoped I would get to meet her this year. She was a ray of sunshine when this world could be so cold. She loved life, riding motorcycles, her daughters, her friends and especially her Baby Dolly. I loved reading her posts and talking with her. She just had a way of making your day brighter because she was genuine, always there, she cared about us all. I hope she knows how much she meant to me. I surely loved her! I will miss you Sis and look forward to the day when we will meet on the other side! God bless you, your family and friends!!!

Geneva Streater

February 9, 2019

Ms.Ann was a great friend and coworker to me. We connected instantly and shared lots of laughs and hugs. She never ended her shifts with saying good evening take it easy beautiful. I loved to hear her stories about riding bike and her love towards her children, granddaughter and special friends. I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to call her my friend. I loved to hear her singing as she worked without a care in the world. Ms. Ann will always have a special place in my heart. I’ll miss your beautiful smile it would light up a room. Your hugs were filled with love may you S.I.P my beautiful Angel 😇😘

Matthew Karres

February 8, 2019

Ann was a very friendly and social lady. I have great memories of her. RIP.

Toni Packer Matthews

February 8, 2019

I knew Ann and Jane from when we were young girls . We would see each other at the Griffith ballpark . She was always loud and full of life . I also seen her throughout the years at concerts, clubs etc. She never changed from the girl she was many years ago . The world has lost a genuine loving person . My deepest sympathy to the family . Toni Packer Matthews

Loretta Terchek

February 4, 2019

I met Ann at her favorite after hour place. She asked if I was new there and she introduced herself. She has a smile on her face even after working that day. I'll always remember her for the stories she told me and that laugh she had. I will miss her. She never knew a stranger and I know she looking down at us.

Christine Davis

February 4, 2019

Ann you beautiful smile will always be in my mind and your friendship will always be in my heart. Ride free sweet sis! 💖💞

Mark Henderson

February 3, 2019

I got to know Ann on Facebook. She was a sweet and carried lady. We talked on the phone and she helped me with some problems I had if she knew something was wrong she would call to talk. I have a family and grandkids that I put on Facebook so Ann started calling me Family Man. Prayers for the family and friends.

Kathy Hardin

February 3, 2019

I met Ann several years ago thru Facebook then meet her in person 3 years ago she is one of a kind love her and miss her.

Terry Drohan

February 3, 2019

I had ther pleasure of working with Ann at Kohl's Dept Store and then at Target. A day didn't go by that when I saw Ann that she didn't put a smile on my face. I loved how she always called me "Sis". I am originally from the north so some of the things Ann would say would blow me away and I would laugh. Just after the first of the year Ann's family bought her a new car just like mine did for me for Christmas. She would say we were both so blessed to have a family who loved us enough so we would be safe on the road. We always joked around about having "Hoopty Cars" but it would usually get us from point A to point B!!! She was a very blessed woman and everybody she met loved her and so did I from the moment we met. Ann you will be miss terribly and I will NEVER forget you Sis!!!