Sarah Johnson

Published 8:51 am Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sarah Lucy Britt Johnson, 87, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie after a lengthy illness. She had been preceded in death by her parents, Maude Garris and James Lemuel Britt, a sister, Evelyn Chitty, brothers, Southgate Britt and James Britt and a niece that she raised, Lois Chitty Hardison.

A native of Murfreesboro in Hertford County, she spent most of her life as a caregiver to her family but, also, worked with the Evans Company in Murfreesboro as their Bookkeeper for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother raising two daughters and a niece. Everyone loved coming to her table to enjoy her wonderful Southern cooking.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 66 years, Raleigh Eldridge Johnson of their home; two daughters, Norma Johnson Johnson and husband, Charles and Wendy Johnson Marks of Murfreesboro; three grandchildren, Sherry Outland Pridgen and husband, Gray of Beaufort, Kevin Lee Outland and wife, Kathy of Aulander, and Sarah Brittney Rose of Queens University of Charlotte: five great grandchildren, William Thomas Lewter, Kelly Thagard Smith and husband, Gregory, Michael Preston Thagard, Kristin Brooke Outland, and Kaitlin Leigh Outland; and three step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway Thursday from 7 to 8:30 P.M. and a Funeral Service for Mrs. Johnson will be held Friday at 2:00 P.M. in Murfreesboro Baptist Church with Dr. Lee Canipe presiding. Burial will follow in the Town of Murfreesboro Cemetery.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts will be welcomed to Murfreesboro Baptist Church where she had been a lifetime member.