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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Wednesday January 6th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Funeral Service

Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church
Wednesday January 6th, 2021

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Linda Joyce Johnson

Linda McKibben Johnson, age 77, passed away, Sunday January 3, 2021 at her residence. She was born on June 6, 1943 in Hornell NY to the late Elwin  Howard McKibben and Marie Tourner McKibben. Linda is preceded in death by a brother Joel McKibben.


A proud veteran of the US Navy Hospital Corp, she was a member of the USNTC Bainbridge WAVES. Linda was also a member of the Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church, American Legion and Marion Lions Club. She enjoyed crafts, cooking and spending time with her family, friends and neighbors.


Linda is survived by her husband Douglas Grant Johnson; a daughter, Neva Johnson Galle (Stephen); a son, Joel Douglas Johnson (Natasha); two sisters, Dottie Smyder (Joe) and Jacqueline Widmer (Robert); four grandchildren, Jasmine, Sonya, Leah and Sara; two great-grandchildren, Jake and Emma.


A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church with the Reverends Stephen Wille, Josh Hayes and Ethan Hester officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Marion Lions Club c/o Geri Byrd 51 Chestnut Hill Dr. Marion, NC 28752


The family request that anyone attending please wear a mask and observe social distancing. They also wish to extend a special thank you to Missy Effler and Darlene Hylton, for the loving care they provided.  

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A candle was lit in memory of Linda Johnson

Jay melton Jan 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Johnson

Lorraine Biddix Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Johnson

Louise Davis & Family Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences. She's no longer suffering as she's in our Lords presence. I'll always remember sitting around that night, talking with her and you about your service and how ya'll met.

Billy Hylton Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Doug, I am heartbroken for you. You two were special people together as you delivered meals in the community. Hugs n prayers for you in the days to come.

Nancy Barfield Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Doug and family!So sorry for your loss ! Linda was a jewel ! I will always remember our fun together !Our prayers for you all!

Wayne & Nina Young Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Johnson

Carolyn Hall Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Johnson

Tommy & Vangie Peek Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Neva, Doug and family,
You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I have fond memories of all of you and remember Linda as funny and kind. Know my heart is with you all.

Carol Davis Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

I went all through school in Arkport my with Linda. She was a close and valued friend. She was a caring person with a quiet sense of humor. When she called me several years ago it was plain to see her family meant the world to her. RIP linda

Betty Wyant Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

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