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Marlene (Goodman) Johnson

May 22, 1933 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Marlene Johnson Obituary

Marlene Goodman Johnson, born on May 22, 1933, to the late Allie and Jeanette Bare Johnson, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson and two sisters.

Marlene found immense joy in the simple pleasures of life, most notably in her passion for flower gardening. Her green thumb and love for nurturing blooming beauty brought color and life to her world. Marlene cherished spending time with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relishing every moment spent in their company. The bonds she shared with them were a source of immense pride and happiness. One of Marlene's greatest joys was cooking for her family. 

Marlene and her husband were steadfast supporters of their church community throughout their lives. In Ashe County, they faithfully attended Mount Jefferson Baptist Church, where they found solace and strength in their shared faith. Following his death, she continued their journey of spiritual growth and fellowship at First Baptist Church of Galax, Virginia. 

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Commonwealth Assisted Living of Hillsville and Blue Ridge Home Health Care of Galax for their exceptional care of Marlene during her final years. Their compassion and dedication eased her journey and provided comfort to her and her loved ones.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by: three daughters, Fleeta Farmer of Galax, VA, Macklene Whitby of Preston, MD, Kathy Bonificano of Newark, DE, two sisters, Goldie Antione of West Jefferson, Pauline Taylor of Jefferson, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Per Marlene's request no services will be held.

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Final resting place

Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
3470 US Hwy 221 N.
Crumpler, NC 28617


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