HOPE EDWARDS JOHNSON
WEAVERVILLE – Hope Edwards Johnson, age 93, of Winston Salem and formerly of Weaverville died Thursday, March 16, 2017.
Mrs. Johnson was born January 27, 1924 in Yancey County to the late Wesley C. and Ora Gibbs Edwards. She was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life. A graduate of Western Carolina University, she taught second grade in Weaverville schools from 1958 until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Phillip Roberts Johnson, who died in 1999; and her sister, Ellen Edwards Burnham.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughter, Joan Johnson of Winston Salem; as well as several nieces and a nephew.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017, in West Memorial Park, Weaverville, with Reverend Al Harrell officiating.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Salemtowne Saal, 1000 Salemtowne Rd., Winston Salem, with Chaplain Linda Browne officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville, PO Box 247, Weaverville, NC 28787 or to the Salemtowne Pastoral Care Fund, 1000 Salemtowne Rd., Winston Salem, NC 27106.
The family greatly appreciates the love and care Mrs. Johnson received while at Salemtowne Retirement Community.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Johnson’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Memorial Park
Monday March 20th, 2017
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
Saturday April 8th, 2017
1000 Salemtowne Dr.
Winston Salem, NC 27106
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Precious lady. Thinking of you Joan.
Submitted by Myra Sluder Broadway on Mar 18 2017 10:18:15 PM
The best teacher anyone could ever ask for. She was a very sweet lady and all these years later her kindness and advice are stil a very pertinent part of my life. May God give rest to this very kind soul
Submitted by Marvin Wendel on Mar 18 2017 06:34:40 PM
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Johnson passing. She was my favorite teacher in school. I have fond memories of Hope and Phil..
Submitted by Deborah Roberts on Mar 17 2017 11:07:11 PM
Joan I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a favorite teacher of anyone who had her. I have such good memories of my second grade with her. She truly found her calling as a teacher. I pray for comfort and peace for you.
Submitted by Sandy Banks Koontz on Mar 17 2017 10:10:13 PM
Joan, thinking of you. Prayers for comfort with your lose. I have so many good memories about your Mom and Dad. Such a wonderful sweet person.
Submitted by Nancy Ray Morgan on Mar 17 2017 08:50:14 PM
In 1967 Mrs Johnson was my teacher. I remember her fondly. She was a great teacher. Joan I remember you and I believe your French horn? Prayers of comfort.
Submitted by Donna Jones Hensley on Mar 17 2017 08:37:39 PM
One of the best teachers we both ever had.
Submitted by Steve and Penny Lunsford Cook on Mar 17 2017 08:13:57 PM
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