Joyce W. Johnson

October 23, 1933February 21, 2013
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Joyce W. Johnson (Ella Joyce Whittington), 79, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, passed away on February 21, 2013. A native of Worth County, GA and long time resident of Marianna, FL, Joyce spent her final years in the Atlanta area. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Alcie Whittington, her sister, Carolyn McDonald, her niece, Carol Ann McDonald, and brother-in-law, Mark Irwin McDonald. Joyce is survived by her husband of 62 years, Neil P. Johnson of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and her sons and their families: Daniel (Danny) and Pam Johnson of Alpharetta, GA; Michael (Mike) and Lauren Johnson of Pensacola, FL; her grandchildren, Benjamin Johnson and Julie of Kennesaw, GA; Christin Johnson Burkhalter and Thad of Pace, FL; Leanne Johnson McLeod and Matt of Pensacola, FL; Miriam Johnson Camp and Kenneth of Chamblee, GA; Mitchell Johnson of Beaufort, SC, and Jed Johnson of Chapel Hill, NC. Great-grandchildren are Sumner and Sanders McLeod of Pensacola and Samuel Camp of Chamblee, GA. Additional survivors include several cousins and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Joyce will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Sandy Springs Chapel 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 with Rev. Bob Roland officiating. Visitation is scheduled for 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Aloha to Aging, Inc. at Expressions of sympathy may be made online at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 24, 2013

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February 24, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Johnson. My Dad still talks about the trips to the Auburn/Georgia game with the Bacon's and the Johnson's and how Mr. Neil knew ALL the back roads. My Dad wanted to pass on his sympathy and to let you know all your friends in Marianna are thinking and praying for you and your family. Lisa Paramore Pickelsimer - daughter of Gene and Ruth Paramore

Suzanne Speed

February 24, 2013

I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. I remember her so well from our high school days. Please know that I'm thinking of you and your family during this time. May your memories of your mother comfort you.


February 23, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Debbie & Jack Gross

February 23, 2013

Our heart goes out to you at this time. We thank God for your friendship. I'll always remember "The Hat Lady" spraying dried roses in Rapid City S.D. You Neil taught me always to look whats growing. All the good times we had. Joyce will be missed. Even the mud in Perry Ga. Our prayers are with you. Love Jack & Debbie Gross N.Y./ N.C.

February 23, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Johnson family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

February 23, 2013


You have been a truly devoted husband and nurturing caregiver to Joyce. She was so fortunate to have you as the love you shared certainly lived on through the caregiving journey over the last several years. Your dedication to her is truly inspiring. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to celebrating her life with you tomorrow.

I also want to thank you for your kindness in considering Aloha To Aging, Inc to be worthy of Joyce's memorial gifts.

Warmest Regards and Sympathy,

Dawn Reed

C. H.

February 23, 2013

May the God of all comfort, comfort you in your hour of grief. 2Cor.4:1.

Chris Scott

February 22, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear of Ella's passing. Maureen and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With sympathy,

Steve Vick

February 22, 2013

I was saddened to hear about the loss of your dear wife. I will always cherish the memories I have of your support in hiring me at Farm Credit. God bless you and comfort you.