Funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Johnston Sullenberger Johnson age 99, of Fayetteville will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Calvin Todd officiating. Graveside service will be Friday at 11 AM at Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville, TN Mrs. Johnson passed away Monday afternoon at Donalson Care Center.
A native of Knox County, TN, the daughter of the late Sherwood and Nettie Cate Hoskins Johnston, she was a bank clerk, and a member of the Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her daughter Ann Sullenberger Gracy and husband Robert of Fayetteville, grandchildren Mary Carolyn Gracy Almers and husband Daniel of Highlands, NC Sara Ann Rector and husband Darryl of Athens, TN Margaret Dale Gracy of Fayetteville, and Lance Elizabeth Gracy of Fayetteville, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, stepsons John Ernest Johnson and wife Gwen of Mesa, AZ and David Busch Johnson and wife Jennne of Kansas City, MO ten step-grandchildren, ten step great grandchildren, seven step great-great-grandchildren. Mrs Johnson was preceded in death by her husband Mr. J. E. Johnson sisters Mary Kinnane Millions, Nettie Cate Stanley, brothers James G. Johnston Sr., Sherwood L. Johnston Sr., and Albert S. Johnston, and Donald R. Johnston.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 5 PM till 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Fayetteville Associate Reformer Presbyterian Church.
I offer the deep condolences fo my family and I. Mrs. Johnson will truly be missed. Please continue to look for comfort from the scriptures. Isaiah 25:8 speaks of how very soon God will swallow up death forever along with all the pain and sorrow it has caused. May these thoughts and scriptures help you to endure this most difficult time.
Song Bird, as some of us that come to the Donalson on Wednesday nights called her, is singing in Heaven now! I will miss her so much. She almost made it to 100! I know this is a very sad, but joyous occasion for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Because He lives,
Amy S. Osteen
What a beautiful life! Sending prayers from Georgia.
Ann and family, we are so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I only met her once but she was such a sweet lady. Our hearts go out to the entire family over the loss of someone so dear. I’m sure you have many fond memories of all of the years with her and we pray those will help you in your healing process.
May God Bless all of you!!!!
Floyd and Imogene
Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. It seems mere words are so inadequate at a time such as this. I pray you can find comfort in your precious memories.
In Christian Love,