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Jean Wrenn Johnson

Monday, January 1st, 1934 Monday, June 1st, 2020

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Obituary for Jean Wrenn Johnson

Jean Wrenn Johnson, 86, of Louisburg transitioned peacefully into eternal rest while surrounded by her family on Monday, June 1, 2020 at her home. She was born on January 1, 1934 the youngest of twelve children to the late Eugene and Minnie Woodlief Wrenn. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Asher Johnson; her siblings, Eunice Spencer, Gladys Watkins, Lona Ayscue, George Wrenn, Ella Bailey, James Wrenn, Malcom Wrenn, Mildred Smith, Dorothy Clay and Myrtle Wrenn. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Altar Guild. She retired from the USDA Farmers Home Administration in 1994. Jean loved her family dearly and enjoyed the tradition of providing lunch for them every Sunday after church. She enjoyed reading mystery novels and playing Words With Friends on her iPad.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 am at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel with Reverend Kellie Gallagher officiating. Entombment will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Jean is survived by her sons, Stephen W. Johnson and A. Frank Johnson, III (Dianna), Wesley E. Johnson all of Louisburg, Harry K. Johnson (Nancy) of Portland Texas,; daughters, Julia J. White (Rodney) of Youngsville and Leslie J. Hester (Rockey) of Louisburg; eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and her sister, Lillian Pennisi of Raleigh and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution to Transitions Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607.

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    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services
    804 N. Bickett Blvd.
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    Thursday, June 4th, 2020
  • Interment

    Lancaster Memorial Park
    2210 NC Hwy 561
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With sympathy, Mark, Kim and Andrew Leath sent flowers to the family of Jean Wrenn Johnson.
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Patricia Burnette Chastain

Dear Johnson Family,
I was so sorry to hearing about your loss. Ms. Jean was a wonderful neighbor and friend to my family & we loved her and Asher very much. I appreciate all of the photos and video that you shared. These memories are so precious. Please know that each of you are in my prayers and I am here to help you if you need anything with her estate. God Bless each of you during this difficult time.
Love, Patricia Burnette Chastain
Comment | Posted at 04:36pm via Condolence

Chelsea Spurgin

Sending prayers and hugs with deepest sympathy as we remember you, Gramma Jean. ❤️
Comment | Posted at 09:31am via Condolence

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With love and sympathy to your whole family! We love you, Patricia and William Person and family
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Dear Leslie, Rockey, Quint, Emma and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your Dear Mama and Mama Jean. Although I didn’t see her often, she was a sweet and kind lady, whom was always a pleasure to talk to and be around. We know you all, will miss her dearly, and we pray you will find peace and comfort, knowing she is no longer sick and in pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and will be in the days and weeks to come as you grieve your tremendous loss. We love you!
Melissa (Mimi) and Gene
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Elise Dickerson

We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Jean's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you celebrate her wonderful life. Much love, Dennis and Elise Dickerson and Joanna.
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