Mary Ellen Johnson, age 76, of Marion, NC went to home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 8, 2013 at The Oaks of Sweeten Creek in Arden, NC. She was a loving wife, mother and friend.
She was born June 4, 1936 in Lake Lure, NC to the late Ernest Whiteside and Mattie Edgerton Whiteside. Mrs. Johnson retired from Baxter Healthcare in 2001 and was a member of Word of Power Ministries in Gastonia, NC. She loved her flowers, gardening, and helping in the community. She volunteered at the McDowell County Senior Center where she helped deliver Meals on Wheels.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by ten siblings.
Left behind to cherish Mrs. Johnson's memory are her husband, Willie R. Johnson of the home; one daughter, Jacqueline Johnson of Fletcher, NC; two sons, Willie Johnson, Jr. and wife, Ella of Rutherfordton, NC and Rosevelt Boyd, Jr. and girlfriend, DeeDee of Stamford, CT; three grandsons, Anthony Deshawn Johnson of the home, and Travis and Rosevelt Johnson both of Stamford, CT; one great-grandson, Jayden Whiteside of Marion, NC; and one sister, Vivian Whiteside of Lake Lure, NC.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 15, 2013 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion with Apostle Dorothy L. Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Care Partners Hospice & Palliative Care – 68 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28803
Words of comfort may be shared with the Johnson family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com