Elsie Jane Johnson, age 71, 460 Hickory Hollow Road, Erwin was surrounded by her family when she went home to be with the Lord at 12:34 p.m. Monda y, June 10, 2013.
She was a lifelong area resident, born June 15, 1941 in Washington County,Tennessee and was a daughter of the late Shelby and Antionette Lauralake Woodruff Cloyd.
Mrs. Johnson was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister. She was a faithful member of Chestoa Baptist Church.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy Dewayne Bailey, Jr.; one brother, Roy Cloyd; two sisters: Geraldine Kyker and Betty Keys.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by four daughters: Anna Franklin and husband, Tommy, of the home; Deana Johnson Bailey, Unicoi; Coretha Johnson and Angie Walker, both of Erwin; eleven grandchildren: Lee Franklin, Eric Franklin, Carrie Valdes, Kimberly Lopez, Hannah Johnson, Callie Walker, Sommere Walker, Cierria Walker, Breaunna Walker, Annie Walker and Gabby Walker; two great grandchildren: Logan Franklin and Chloe Franklin; two brothers: Bob Keplinger and wife, Ruby, Jonesborough; Midget Cloyd and wife, Wilma, Telford; one sister, Louise Sliger and husband, Bob, Jonesborough. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Johnson will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Roger Stockton and Reverend Roger Heilmon will officiate.
Special music will be provided by Kim Gordon, Debbie Davis and Gail Shelton.
Active pallbearers will be Deana Bailey, Andy Valdes, Lee Franklin, Eric Franklin, Calvin Cooper and Abel Lopez. Honorary pallbearers will be Arnold Johnson, Tommy Franklin, Darrell Huskins, Chad Walker, David Street and Blue Keplinger.
The family will receive friends prior to the service between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and other times at her home.
The committal service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, in New Victory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Telford. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 a.m. 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 www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Johnson family. (423) 743-1380.