Friday 18 Oct 2019


Louise Flanagan Johnson

September 15, 89,

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, the sweet spirit of Mother Louise Flanagan Johnson went to join the Savior in that home not built with hands, but whose maker and builder is God. Mother Louise was born in Duplin County on March 17, 1930 to the late Eugene Flanagan and Sadie Branch Flanagan. She attended the Duplin County Schools.
In 1945, she was joined in holy matrimony to William Johnson, Jr. and to this union four daughters were born.
Mother Louise committed to Christ at an early age and joined Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She later was a member of Best Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. At her death, she was an active member of Johnson Chapel United Holy Church where she worked along with her husband to build a family church on the family property. She worked continuously uplifting Jesus Christ until her death. She served on the Mothers Board, Finance Committee, and in many, many other positions. She enjoyed prayer meeting and revival services.
Mother Louise was known as a hard worker who loved her family dearly. She worked and retired as a Healthcare provider for 30 years at Cherry Hospital. She then assumed ownership with her husband of Johnson Monument Company. She managed it well and was best known in the Community as the “Stone Lady”. She hand-cut and designed stones, drove a monument delivery truck and delivered stones well past her 88th birthday. She loved making tombstones, managing her 3 worker, Robert Lee, Boojack, grandson Kris and having satisfied customers. She boast of satisfied customers all over the State and in Virginia. She loved to TALK when her customers came in and most knew to be prepared to stay for awhile once the purchased was complete. Mother Johnson lived a simple life and stressed to all “YOU DO YOUR BEST AND GOD WILL DO THE REST”. She loved her four girls and all her grandchildren. She encouraged her children to know Christ personally. Though they lived away, she received pleasure knowing that they all were active in their chosen church and serving the Lord. Even though, she loved to make money, she truly lived by the slogan, “You can’t really live, until you learn to give”. She lived this slogan and impacted it upon her family and others. Her rejoices in the celebration of her wonderful life. Mother Johnson was a God-fearing woman and loved the Lord with all her heart.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Deacon William Johnson, Jr. her parents, Eugene and Sadie Flanagan; her brothers, Dr. Tony Flanagan, Stymie Flanagan, Ralph Flanagan, Sr.; 3 sisters, Dorothy Greenfield, Thelma Locklair, Sally Mae Kornegay. She leaves to mourn her memory her four daughters: Katie Walker (Julius) of Roper, NC; Linda Tillery (Edward) of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Dr. Sadie J Carter, Clayton, NC; Rhonda Floyd (Isaiah) Goldsboro, NC. Two sisters, Donnie Miles of Mt. Olive, NC and Katie Lewis of Seven Springs, NC. One sister in-law Thelma Flanagan of Raleigh, NC and one brother in-law Boyzell Johnson of Goldsboro, NC. Ten grandchildren: Coach Shawn Walker, Sr., Kendra Walker Powell-RN (Donald); Dr. Neema Tillery Moore (Hamdiya); Attorney Jani Tillery (ESQ); Leah Tillery Smythe, SLP (James); Dr. Cimone Carter, RPh; Dr. Nakisha Floyd,(Health Educator), Kris Floyd (CEO Floyd Monument; Kirk Floyd (Musician/Minister) and Honesty Floyd Pugh – Art Educator (Michael). Thirteen great grandchildren; A Special Dedicated Worker and dear friend Robert Lee Brown. A host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Her life’s devotion, service to God and mankind will be celebrated Friday at 11 AM at the Wood Chapel Church with Rev. Derrick D. Oates, Officiating. Her mortal remains will be laid to rest in the Johnson Chapel Church Cemetery.
Mother Johnson will lie in state Thursday from 3 PM until 7 PM with the family present to receive friends from 6 PM until 7 PM at the funeral home. The family will assemble 100 Trappers Run Dr., preparation for the funeral procession.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Haskins Funeral Home & Cremations.

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