Elsie Mae Walker Johnson, 90, died July 5, 2022 when her Lord and Savior came and took her home to be with Him for all eternity.
Mrs. Johnson was born on May 3, 1932 in Randolph County to Earl and Mae Pickett Walker. She lived her entire life in Randolph County. She taught many years of Sunday school classes, starting with nursery to her last teaching of the Senior Adults before joining Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. Elsie attended Providence Elementary and Randleman High School where she graduated in 1950. Bob and Elsie were married at midnight on July 1, 1950 in the church parsonage at Millboro, NC. Bob died with lung cancer in May 1992 after forty-two years of marriage. She then moved to Archdale and continued to go to Pleasant Garden Baptist Church where she became a member. She was a member of the Brian Emerson Sunday School class and the Senior Adult. She was employed at Certified Concrete of Asheboro, Randolph County Health Department, St. Joseph Home Health, H & R Block of Liberty and Barger Chiropractic of Randleman. She also worked in the Providence Township election polls for many years. Her interest included piano, square dancing and reading. She had read the entire Bible 20 plus times and God's word was the ultimate word. She took her first trip to Israel in 1978 and hosted 6 others after that. She enjoyed traveling, helping others and loved to cook.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. "Bob" Johnson, infant son Benjamin Lee Johnson, brothers and sisters, Corbett, E. V. Jr., Irene, Clara, Pearl, no name infant brother, Ruby, Lois, Clyde, Carl and Ralph. She was the last survivor of the twelve children, ending a period of 100 years of this family.
Elsie is survived by her daughters, Bari Trogdon and husband Harold of Randleman, Robette Edwards and husband Allen of Randleman, Jill Akins and husband Tim of Asheboro, Jennifer Barker and husband Matt of Ramseur; grandchildren, Justin Trogdon, Stephanie Edwards, Chris Akins and wife Merrill, Kelli Akins, Nathaniel Cox, Amber Shaw and husband Jonathan,Lori Cox and fiancé Rashad; great grandchildren, Conner, Ryleigh, Jonathan, Grace, Carson, Felicity, Brayden, Serenity, Ethan.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 6-8:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St., Randleman. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 8, 2022 at 11:00 am at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3650 Bethany Church Rd., Franklinville, NC 27248, with the Rev. Paul Marth officiating. A private graveside service will be held.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Randolph for the kindness and care given to their mother.
The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Pleasant Garden Baptist Church Missions, P.O. Box 157, Pleasant Garden, NC 27317 or Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 3650 Bethany Church Rd., Franklinville, NC 27248.