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Mary Elizabeth Johnson

January 11, 1927 — February 22, 2021

Mary E. Johnson, 94, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Signature Healthcare—Hillcrest. She was born January 11, 1927 in Danville, KY to the late N. G. and Alma Cecil Bell. Mary was retired as a special education teacher at Newton Parrish Elementary. She has been an active member of First Christian Church for over 60 years where she became an elder emeritus after no longer being physically able to serve in the last two years. Mary loved to teach and share her biblical knowledge and that is what made her a good servant. She continued to do her daily devotionals for 1 to 2 hours. Mary was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Johnson and her daughter, Sharon Gayle Johnson.

Mary is survived by her son, Chris W. Johnson and wife Tammy of Owensboro; two grandchildren, Keri Ann Willis and husband Justin of Owensboro and Eric Michael Johnson of Utica; a great granddaughter, Alexis Marie Willis, a sister, Judy Lee Browning of Louisville; and a brother, Guy W. Bell and wife Anne of Villa Hills, KY.

Services for Mary will be private. Her burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

A special thanks to Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, Memory Unit, for the outstanding care provided Mom over the last 15 months. May God bless you all.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that friends make a donation in Mary's memory to either First Christian Church, 700 J. R. Miller Blvd., Owensboro, KY 42303 or to the Wendell Foster Center, 815 Triplett Street, Owensboro, KY 42303. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at

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