Mary Frances Perry Johnson

Published 1:10 pm Saturday, December 1, 2012

AHOSKIE – Mrs. Mary Frances Perry Johnson, age 84, died at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC on Thursday, November 29, 2012 following a brief illness.

She was a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA graduating with a BA Degree in Political Science. She was married to Ernest Graham Johnson and to this marriage was born three children.

Mrs. Johnson was a long standing member and leader of the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie who served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, member and leader of the Women’s  Missionary Union.

She was very involved with several civic organizations, including the Ahoskie Women’s Club, Meals on Wheels, and Garden Club.

She was a very loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards and beating her grandsons on a regular basis in croquet. She was a good friend who touched many and made life more fun for everyone around her.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Ernest Graham Johnson; and her mother and father, Emily Arnold Perry and Clarence Askew Perry.

Survivors include two daughters, Emily Johnson and her husband, Lynn Muchmore, of Raleigh, and Becky Wines and her husband, Dan, of Goldsboro; and son, Graham Johnson and his wife, Susan, of Raleigh. Also surviving are five grandsons, Shea and Ben Wines, Gray, Tyler, and Charlie Johnson.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie,PO Box 649,Ahoskie,NC 27910or Meals on Wheels, c/o Deborah Early,408 South Camp Street,Winton,NC 27986.

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