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Bedia Kathleen Johnson

Bedia Kathleen Johnson, age 90, Erwin, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017, after a lengthy illness, at the home of her son. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Clifford and Jane Edwards Thomas. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of the Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Johnson; one son, Norman Johnson; one brother, Junior Thomas.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, one son, David Johnson and wife, Ann Marie, Erwin; one brother, Glenn Thomas, IN; one sister, Betty Randolph and husband, Edwin, Aiken, SC; four grandchildren: Laura Elliott and husband, David, Chris Johnson, Kim Johnson, of Erwin and Brandi Johnson, Johnson City; three great grandsons; four great granddaughters; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 5:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. David Johnson will officiate at the 7:00 P. M. funeral service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Committal service will be held at 11:00 A. M. on Monday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble by 10:30 A. M. on Monday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Johnson family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Johnson family. (423) 743-1380.