Ethel Bunch Johnson

November 5, 1933 - August 31, 2021

11/05/1933 - 08/31/2021

RICH SQUARE, NORTH CAROLINA – Ethel Bunch Johnson, age 87, formerly of Como, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the Rich Square Villa of Rich Square, NC.

Ethel was born on November 5, 1933 to Clyde Elton Bunch and Mildred Mae Hoggard Bunch in Bertie County, NC. Ethel worked as long as she was able as a waitress. She loved to play cards and when she was able, she would walk around the yard for countless hours collecting pine cones and loved all animals. Ethel was a very giving and kind person and will be greatly missed by those that knew her.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Bertham Johnson, sons, Herbert Watson, Jr. and Donald Eugene Watson. and her brother, Robert Earl Bunch.

Ethel is survived by her beloved caregiver and best friend, Betty Rose of Como; two sisters, Betty Lou Harrell of South Mills, NC, and Bernice Mae Johnson of Chesapeake, VA; and two granddaughters, Margaret Watson of Chesapeake, VA, and Lynn Watson of Kentucky.

Per Mrs. Johnson’s wishes there will be no service at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the PAWS of Hertford County, PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Johnson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Carol Moore
2 years ago

Bunny and Betty, so sorry for your loss. May Ethel rest in peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherry Spence (Faye's daughter)
2 years ago

I remember how she loved to talk about God and the Bible. She had beautiful flowers in her yard. I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing her. Mrs. Betty Lou, and Mrs Bernice, and other family members, I am truly sorry for the loss of such a sweet woman.

Judi Hoggard Muir
2 years ago

Betty Lou and Bunny, So sorry to learn Ethel has left us. Seems our family is really getting smaller. I do think of you often especially when I use the little hand held chopper that Patricia gave me that belonged to Aunt Mildred. I know you will miss her just as I still miss Wayne so much.. Praying for you and love you. Judi

Judi Hoggard Muir
2 years ago


The Staff and Residents of Scotland House
2 years ago

With love and sympathy for this loss,