Louise P. Johnson

Published 11:35 am Monday, September 25, 2023

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FRANKLIN – Louise Vann Parker Johnson, 97, passed away Sept. 18, 2023 in Commonwealth Memory Care in Chesapeake. Former resident of Handsom, Sedley and the Outer Banks, she was a daughter of the late Lewis Allen Parker and Lillian Vann Hughes. She was also predeceased by her husbands, Edward Lee Johnson, Boyd Barrett and E.T. Johnson Jr.; a brother, Lewis Allen Parker Jr. and a grandson, Ira Thomas Hudgins.

Louise was a retired postmaster from Sedley Post Office with over 20 years of service. After the death of her loving husband, Louise moved to their second home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Louise loved reading her entire life. She would go to the local second-hand store to purchase five novels at a time, r

Louise P. Johnson

ead them, then take them back and purchase five more. She was known to read a good book more than once if she did not have a new one to read. She was a great cook, loved her morning coffee after raising her blinds for the morning sun and watch beach people walk by with their dogs or riding their bikes. She loved when she traveled, but mostly enjoyed a quiet, simple lifestyle at the beach. To all that knew her, Louise was a kind, soft spoken and a tremendously giving person. She loved her family and enjoyed each visit.

Left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Debbie J. Hartert (Rick) of Jacksonville, Florida, Chris Hudgins of Richmond and Patti J. Hawkins (Billy) of Germantown, Tennessee; a son, Steve Johnson (Betty) of Courtland; seven grandchildren, Meghan White (Doug), Mandy Harding (Jeff), Lindsey McGee (Dee), Christopher Hawkins (Kimberly), Ashley Hartert, Courtney Gumbinger (Matt) and Zachary Hudgins (Lexie); and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Wright Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial will follow in Mount Horeb Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home and suggests that memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association.