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Mace Dean Johnson

May 14, 1934 April 22, 2019
Mace Dean Johnson
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Rev. Mace Dean Johnson, age 84 of Millers Creek, a Baptist Minister and Veteran, finished his earthly life on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Union Baptist Church in Wilbar with Rev. Steve Faw, Rev. Julius Blevins and Dr. Galen Johnson officiating. The body will lie in state from 1:00 until 2:00. Burial with Military Honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 Honor Guard will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 Wednesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Rev. Johnson was born May 14, 1934, in Wilkes County to John Hampton Johnson and Nancy Louellen Reeves Johnson. He served three years (1953-1956) in the U.S. Army with the 187th Airborne Division. He also served as FA Crewman. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War, and encountered a horrifying experience over the ocean flying back to the states when the crew was ordered to ditch all their belongings.

Rev. Johnson attended Millers Creek School, Wilkes Community College, and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. He was a Baptist Minister and served as Pastor over 40 years. The Baptist Churches he served were Bethany, 3 years, Mountain Valley, 14 ½ years, Mt. Pisgah, 18 months, Walnut Grove, 11 years, Orion in Ashe County, over 5 years, and lastly interim at Maple Grove almost 3 years. He also served as Director of Missions in the Stone Mountain Baptist Association for 18 months. He did Mission Trips to New Mexico and Chile, South America, and was blessed to preach in Israel. He performed many weddings and had part in over 800 funerals. He also served as Chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard over 5 years, which he loved. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Wilbar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Steven Johnson, a grandson; Michael Johnson, six brothers; George, Andrew, Fred, Henry, Joe and Ben Johnson, three sisters; Cora Johnson, Louise Woodie Jolly and Mamie Hamby.

Rev. Johnson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bennie Hamby Johnson, two sons; Gregory Johnson and wife Lisa of Millers Creek and Galen Johnson and wife Lori of Siloam Springs, Ark., a daughter-in-law; Nancy Johnson of Wilkesboro, three grandchildren; Barry Johnson and wife Melissa of Traphill, Jonathan Johnson of Wilkesboro, and Caroline Johnson of Siloam Springs, Ark., and three great grandchildren; Coby Johnson, Devin Johnson and Macee Johnson all of Boomer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Laney South 165 Kingcross Lane Millers Creek, NC 28651 or VFW Post 1142 Honor Guard PO Box 357 North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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6:00 PM 4/24/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/24/2019 8:00:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States





2:00 PM 4/25/2019 2:00:00 PM
Union Baptist Church

420 Colvard Road
Millers Creek, NC 28651

Union Baptist Church
420 Colvard Road Millers Creek 28651 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Union Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

420 Colvards Road
Millers Creek, NC 28651

420 Colvards Road Millers Creek 28651 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142

PO Box 357
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund

c/o Lanny South
165 Kingcross Lane
Millers Creek, NC 28651

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