Ms. Addie L. Johnson, Davisboro, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Holly Spring Baptist Church, Warthen, Georgia with Rev. Ronald Brawner officiating. Interment was held in church cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was born February 14, 1928 to the late Ms. Macedonia Middleton and the granddaughter of the late Ms. Susie L. Middleton.
She graduated from Thomas Jefferson Elder High School in 1946. Later she attended Savannah State College and Fort Valley State College where she studied education. Addie taught school for a few years before she returned to college and received a Certificate in Food Service. She was employed by Washington County Board of Education as a Lunchroom Manager where she served for thirty nine years. She achieved many outstanding awards for her dedicated service and ability to provide nutritious meals to the students.
At an early age she joined Holly Spring Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the earlier choir, Pastor’s Aid Club and chairperson of the food committee for several years. Sister Addie was always willing to assist the church in any activity. Addie was a former member of Eastern Star, where she joined in 1989.
Addie took pride in helping anyone that she could. She loved to cook and give food to whoever was in need. She was a debater in politics and the Bible. She had a saying, “You can’t make change happen if you don’t vote.” She will be missed for her smile and fashion because she loved to dress.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Mr. Joe C. Johnson; sisters: Mrs. Fleda Middleton Stapleton, Mrs. Carrie Myzeal Middleton Walker, Ms. Addie Smith, Ms. Mamie Smith, Ms. Susie M. Middleton; brothers: Mr. Mr. Emanuel Adams, Mr. Arthur C. Adams, Mr. Henry Yorker, Mr. Horace Yorker, Mr. Lonnie Yorker, Mr. Willie W. Yorker, Mr. Jessie Yorker, Mr. Jimmy Adams and Mr. Lee Adams.
Mrs. Johnson leaves to cherish her lifelong legacy sisters: Ms. Ruth Middleton, Ms. Rosella Adams, Davisboro, GA, Ms. Ella B. Wilson, Ms. Margarie Duggan, Florida, Ms. Mamie Hardwick, Ms. Annie M. Yorker, Wisconsin; brother: Rev. Eddie Lee (Evelyn) Yorker, Daytona Beach, FL; nieces: Ms. Susie Middleton Cochran, Davisboro, GA, Mrs. Patricia (Charles) Anderson, Savannah, GA, Mrs. Gloria J. Walker (Otis) James, Conyers, GA, Retired Army Sergeant Massie L. Walker, Ms. Rosa Walker, Lithonia, GA, Ms. Annie Lois Walker, Sandersville, GA, Ms. Elizabeth S. Young, Elizabeth, NJ; nephews: Mr. Joe (Mary) Walker, Jr., Harrison, GA, Mr. Ronnie S. (Ollie) Middleton, Savannah, GA, Mr. William S. Walker, Sr., Sandersville, GA, Mr. Paul (Lillie) Middleton, Irvington, NJ, Mr. Calvin E. (Loretta) Middleton, Davisboro, GA, Mr. Dennis (Arlene) Smith, Savannah, GA; neighbors Mrs. Mattie Lue Jordan, Mr. Alton Clover, Davisboro, GA; a host of other devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.