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Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC

OBITUARY

Betty Jane Fulbright Johnson

January 6, 1930March 2, 2020
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Jane Johnson ages 90, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 6, 1930 in Catawba County to the late John Pinkney Fulbright, Jr and Hattie Bess.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Gene Johnson; son, Randy Johnson; sister, Helen Richard; brothers Robert and Eugene Fulbright; step-mother, Cleo Hendricks Fulbright; step-brother, Dean Hendricks and step-sister, Betty Setzer.

Jane’s outgoing personality attracted many friends and provided lasting relationships with her friends and coworkers. She served as dental assistant for many years with Dr. Barringer, Dr. Canrobert, Dr. Key, Dr. Sowers and Dr. Saine. Each time that one of her dentists would retire, she was recruited by the next.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Mickie Sherrill (Rodney) and Debbie Johnson; daughter-in-law, Debbie Yarbro Johnson; grandchildren, Angela, Todd and Trey Sherrill, Taylor Inboden (Chris), Brittany Easton, Lance(Brittany) Johnson and Dillion Johnson (Holly); great grandchildren, Isaiah, Jordan, Zay, Ivy, , Mason, Trace, Ian, and Gage. Additionally she is survived by half-brothers, Donnie and J.P. Fulbright; half-sister, Meri Ruth Alexander; step-sister, Bobbie Setzer and step-sister-in-law, Elaine Hendricks.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:00 at Grace Lutheran Church , 4536 Hickory-Lincolnton Highway , Newton, NC with Dr. Gil Gilbert and Rev. Marcus Ollis officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory NC.

The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:45 pm prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 4536 Hickory-Lincolnton Highway, Newton NC 28658 or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658

Condolences may be sent to the Johnson family at www.willisreynoldsfh.com.

Willis- Reynolds Funeral Home and Cremations is honored to serve the Johnson family

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 9, 2020

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Teresa Childers

March 19, 2020

I just now saw where Jane had passed away. I worked with her and Faye White at Dr. Canrobert's office many years ago. She was a fun lady to work with. I learned a lot from her while I was there and enjoyed working alongside her. She will be missed.

myrtle beard

March 7, 2020

Jane (Janie) was a great dental assistant. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile. She could put Dr. Canroberts in his place , then look at him and laugh!! Those two worked well together. All the patients loved her.

Myrtle Beard

Kim McCarter

March 7, 2020

Janie was such a beautiful fun person. She and your Dad were lifelong friends of Mom and Dad. She remembered Mom last time we visited and mentioned Dad’s name too. This picture of Janie and Aunt Hattie is from anniversary party 2007. Love to all. Kim Huss McCarter

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Mema, Angie, Debbie, and Taylor on September 9, 2010 in Napa, California

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Mema and Merle on October 1, 2017

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Mema and Merle on August 6, 2017

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Mema getting ready to work out (she road 2 miles on the stationary bike after this photo was taken) on April 18, 2014

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Mema, Angie, Debbie, and Taylor on September 9, 2010 in Napa, California

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Mema and Merle on October 1, 2017

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Mema and Merle on October 1, 2017

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Mema and Angie on September 10, 2010, overlooking San Francisco Bay from Vista Point

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Mema at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte (with Angie and Isaiah) on March 9, 2013

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Mema sipping a martini at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte (with Angie and Isaiah) on March 9, 2013