Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Johnson

September 1, 1953January 7, 2021

Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Johnson of Pelham, Alabama passed away on January 7, 2021 at the age of 67. She was born on September 1, 1953 in Demopolis, Alabama to the late Glynis Hewett-Johnson, and late Clayton Bradford Johnson. She is preceded in death by her brothers Clayton and Thomas Johnson.

Liz earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, and continued on to earn her master’s degree in education, also from the University of Montevallo. Liz enjoyed a thirty-year teaching career at The Montevallo Middle School in Shelby County Alabama. After her retirement she continued her professional development training, keeping her teaching license current. Her next career move took her to the Shelby County Retired Educators Association, where she worked as a beloved and passionate employee. Additionally, she worked as a Poll Worker during Shelby County Alabama elections for over ten years. Liz was a passionate member of the Democratic Party and volunteered for the Shelby County Democrats for many years.

Liz was a devoted member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Indian Springs, Alabama. She loved her church family and volunteered as a greeter and counter. She and Trish also volunteered to drive the “mercy wagon” (drink golf cart) during the annual church “Golfing for God” golf tournaments. Always upbeat, caring, thoughtful, honest, and happy, with a beautiful smile and aura she brought much joy to her church family, and all whose lives she touched. Liz had a great spirit of adventure, loved to travel and she and Trish enjoyed many adventures together. She loved the beach and traveled to Gulf Shores as often as possible. To say Liz was an avid Alabama fan would be an understatement! She loved her Alabama football, and she and Trish held season tickets, never missing a game! Although Liz was no stranger to the NFL, she also loved her New Orleans Saints!

Liz will be missed by all who knew and loved her, but most importantly her remaining family members: Wife, Trish Johnson, Sister-in-law, Pam Sloan, Niece, Sharon Johnson, Nephew, David Johnson, Grand Niece, Caroline Watson, Son and Daughter in Law, Josh & Phillisa Johnson and their children, Christopher, Samantha, & Zachary. Not to be forgotten are her beloved four-legged children, dog, Brody, and Cat, Sophie.

The Memorial Service celebrating Liz’s Life will be live streamed on Friday the 15th of January from St. Francis of Assisi at 2pm. Please join us.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021



Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Johnson

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Jennifer Jones-Earnest

January 15, 2021

Ms. Johnson was a caring teacher and friend to so many of us who attended MMS. We won’t forget her kindness. Love and prayers for her family.

Kathy Kilpatrick

January 15, 2021

Liz was a good friend and a rock of AEA and AERA. I will miss working with her and will remember her fondly every time I pass the Jessup building in Alabaster. She could make me laugh and always knew who to call to answer any question I had.
Liz and Trish treated my grandchildren so well and loved them. They will treasure the memories of painting her fence, cleaning the pool, getting and putting away holiday decorations, and the long talks they shared with Liz as they worked.

Susan Helms

January 14, 2021

Liz and I shared so many good times together the past 30 years through AEA and AERA. She was loved by all and will leave a void in the lives of those who knew and loved her.

Karen Mitchell

January 14, 2021

Liz and I were friends for over 25 years. We lost touch back in the late 90’s but had recently reconnected. She was a caring and smart woman that will be missed by her friends and family. Prayers for peace and comfort Trish! We love you!

Sarene Hampton

January 14, 2021

I became close to Liz thru AEA and NEA. She encouraged me to become active in local and eventually state and national levels. She opened my eyes to a wonderful world of diverse and special people. She was a powerful lobbyist and could draft amendments that would become law. She always had the safety and well being of her fellow educators at the forefront. She loved life and enriched the lives of many. She joins many gone too soon.RIP

Raynette Ellison

January 13, 2021

I loved Liz. She helped me through my first year of teaching many years ago. I don’t think I would be the teacher I am today without all her knowledge and help. She was my friend and she will be missed. I am praying for all the family on the loss of this sweet lady!

Charles Averhart

January 13, 2021

She will always be a part of my story. She will be missed in so many ways. She was a great coworker and a dear friend. Rest in peace.
Coach A

Bonnie Gifford

January 12, 2021

We loved Liz. She was such a sweet, kind person. She always made us laugh! We saw her everywhere we went, she was such a busy caring lady. We will miss her greatly.

Dave and Bonnie Gifford

Pam Johnson Sloan

January 11, 2021