Nannie Alford Johnson

April 24, 1933 - October 12, 2016

04/24/1933 - 10/12/2016

Past Services

Monday October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
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The family will also receive friends from 1:00-2:30 at the church prior to the service.

Tuesday October 18, 2016
3:00 pm
Creech Memorial Baptist Church
501 Lloyd Street South
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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Rev. Jimmy Ward and Rev. David Duncan will be officiating the service.

Tuesday October 18, 2016
3:30 pm
Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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The burial will follow immediately after the church service.

AHOSKIE, NC ‑ Nannie Alford Johnson, age 83, passed away on October 12, 2016 at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital , Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Nash County on April 24, 1933, a daughter of the late Charlie and Bessie Hamlett Alford.   Nannie was a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church and was a homemaker.  She loved to sew, starting at the age of five, and becoming an accomplished seamstress.  Through the years she made a lot of her children’s clothes, doll clothes for her daughter, and her daughter’s wedding dress and brides maid’s dresses and her daughter‑in‑law’s wedding dress.  Nannie loved all sorts of crafting, including crocheting and knitting, and was very good at looking at something, copying the pattern, and making it.

In her younger days, Nannie wanted to be a hairdresser, styling family member’s hair on a weekly basis for church, and perming her daughter’s hair at home.  She loved photography and home movies as is evident by the thousands of pictures and many home movies she had of her family.  She was a self-taught pianist and organist and served as church organist for many years.  While not always enthusiastic about cooking, she was an outstanding cook.

Beside her parents, Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marcus Wiley Johnson, Sr., a son, Thomas Lee Johnson, her brothers, Ed Alford, Cliff Alford, Julian “Pete” Alford,  Bill Alford, and Roy Alford, a sister‑in‑law, Mary Lou Alford, and Bunny Alford; and a  brother‑in‑law, Rex Wainright.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Marcus W.  Johnson, Jr. and wife, Lillian Anne of Harrellsville, NC, Paul  Johnson and wife, Linda of Grimesland, NC, Steve  Johnson and wife, Vanessa of Ahoskie, NC; her daughter, Beth J. Stroud and husband, Randy of Ahoskie, NC; three brothers, Bob (Joyce) Alford and of Rocky Mount, NC, Harold (Donnie) Alford of Miami, FL, Kenneth (Jean) Alford of Rocky Mount, NC; her sister, Louise Wainright of Winterville, NC; four sisters‑in‑law, Gaynelle Alford, Carolyn Alford, and Betty Jean Blackford all of Rocky Mount, NC; five grandsons, David Johnson, Randal Stroud, Chris Johnson, Daniel Johnson, and Cody Johnson; four granddaughters, Rebekah Hardee, Amanda Johnson, Rachel Stroud, and Mary Alice Johnson; and eight great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett‑Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie and on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm at Creech Memorial Baptist Church, prior to services.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 3:00 pm at the Creech Memorial Baptist Church, with Rev. Jimmy Ward, and Rev. David Duncan, officiating.  Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made directly to Alzheimer’s Research or online by clicking here , directly to the American Cancer Society or online by clicking here or directly to Creech Memorial Baptist Church or online by clicking here

Garrett‑Sykes Funeral Service ‑ Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Johnson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Gerald Myers
7 years ago

I want the family to know that they will be in my thoughts and prayers during their time of beveavement.

Dr. Jeff Crabtree
7 years ago

Members of the Harrellsville Baptist Church Harrellsville, NC are lifting the family in prayers during this time. May the power and presence of the Lord fill your hearts and give you peace. We send love and prayers! Dr. Jeff Crabtree, Pastor, Harrellsville Baptist Church

Georgia Perry
7 years ago

Mes. Johnson was like a second mom to me for years. Praying for comfort and peace during these coming days. Love you all!

Bernie and Evelyn Taylor
7 years ago

Many kind thoughts and sincere prayers are sent up for this lovely family. Blessings!

Lisa Williams
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers for all of the family. Rebekah’s grandma was always very nice & sweet. She will be missed. May God give you comfort, strength & peace in this time of need.

Ralph (Buddy) johnson
7 years ago

A very fine lady that we all will miss a lot !