Mary Johnson

Obituary of Mary Lou Johnson

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Ms. Mary Greene Johnson age 81, of Boone, passed away Saturday morning, September 10, 2022 at The Foley Center of Blowing Rock. Born August 22, 1941 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Dayton Lawson and Lula Campbell Greene. Mary attended Cove Creek Schools until graduating in 1959. During her school years, she participated in basketball and cheerleading. She briefly lived in Charlotte, before returning to Watauga County. She worked for the Appalachian District Health Department as an Administrative Assistant until her retirement in 2001. Mary was an avid sports fan and loved the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Dallas Cowboys. She enjoyed reading her daily devotionals and listening to Elvis and Patsy Cline music. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving and she was an expert at making sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie for family. Mary was a member of Cove Creek Baptist Church. She cherished most of all spending time with her family. She is survived by her son, Boyd Johnson and wife, Emily of Granite Falls, and grandson Connor Johnson of Valdese; her daughter, Heather Shipman and husband, Josh of Weaverville; and her beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Burl and Bud Greene; and her sisters Floy Ehlers, Louise Baird, and Nan Greene. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 11:30 until 12:30 at Austin & Barnes. Entombment will be private. Memorials may be made to Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 68, Sugar Grove, NC 28679. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Johnson family.
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