Katy Evans Johnson, age 83, died August 8, 2012, at the Bryan Long Term Care Center of Our Community Hospital in Scotland Neck, NC. She was born March 29, 1929 in Murfreesboro, NC to the late Howard L. Evans and Orpah Steed Evans.
Preceding her in death, other than her parents, is her brother, H. L. Evans, Jr.
Katy attended St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She married Jim Johnson in 1949 and to this marriage was born five children.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, NC until her stroke in November of 2000, when she moved to Bryan Long Term Care Center. She served on many committees of the First Baptist Church, including the Board of Deacons. She also served on several community boards including Scotland Neck Memorial Library, Scotland Neck Rescue Squad and Meals on Wheels.
When Katy wasn’t walking or riding her bike, she could be found in her kitchen baking homemade sourdough ‘Katy Bread’. She gave loaves of bread to many people. She had lots of friends and never met a stranger.
She is survived by all of her five children, Hugh Johnson and wife, Elvira, of Pahoa, HI; Mandy Johnson of Morehead City, NC; Jamie Johnson and wife, Becky, of Ahoskie, NC; Evans Johnson of Ahoskie, NC; and Katy Too Johnson Lewis and husband, Ceaso, of Scotland Neck, NC.
She was ‘Grandma Katy’ to eight grandchildren: Jason and Scarlett Johnson, Lt. Michael Pinar Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Tillery, Loftin, and Steed Johnson, and Ashley Lewis. She is survived by her brother, John Steed Evans and wife, Ann, of Greenville, SC; her brother, Joe Evans and wife, Lynne, of Rhododendron, OR; sisters-in-law, Elaine Garrett Evans of Honolulu, HI, and Molly Weeks Johnson of Winston Salem, NC; a special lifetime friend, Ruth K. House, and caregiver and friend, Sylvia Wiggins.
Katy & Ceaso we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Monica & Luigi
To the Johnson Family,
Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
On our visits to see my mother, Miss
Katy would brighten our day with her warm smile and a comment about how she liked a shirt or blouse that Janie or I had on. We
will miss her!
Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. God bless you all!
It was an honor to have known your Mother and to have had her at Bryan Long Term Care for so many years. I had great respect for both of your parents and will have you in my thoughts.
Ms. Katy always greeted me with a smile and a wave when I visited my aunt at Bryan Center. You could always find her sitting out by the nurse’s station. A great lady
I am very sorry for the family to suffer this loss. I know you can find comfort in knowing she is at peace and perfect health now with her Lord.
Ms.Katy was a wonderful lady and I thought the world of her. Your family will be in my thought and prayers and Ms.Katy will always hold a special place in my heart!
I was so sad to hear about Katy and send my sympathy to her family and many friends, especially Ruth House. My mother, Mary Alice Edwards, loved her and her family very much. Mama always made sure there was some of “Katy’s bread” in the freezer when I came to visit. I hope her family finds some consolation and peace in knowing what a very special person she was not only to them but to everyone who knew her. It was a privilege to know Katy and I will never forget her.
What great memories of Katy when I worked at First Baptist Church. She was a lady that spoke what she thought and meant what she said, and didn’t care who knew it. My Daddy thought a lot of Katy as well, they reminded me so much of one another. She was a great lady. With deepst sympathy, Mahlon and Donna Hux
Katy & Family
I was on the computer tonight and read that ur Mom had passed away, Larry % I was so sorry to hear this ,we will be thinking about u & ur family in the day’s to come, My u depend on our Lord to get u through thisand we will be praying for you all.
Larry & Janet