Sally Taylor Johnson

Published 5:49 pm Monday, November 9, 2020

Sally Taylor Johnson, 91, of Suffolk, passed away on Nov. 6, 2020, in her home surrounded by great caring and love. She was born to parents Mallie Baxter Taylor and Sallie Bergeron Taylor in Spring Home, N.C. on June 26, 1929, where she happily lived her early years.

Sally graduated from Cradock High School, class of 1946, and Meredith College, class of 1950. Shortly after graduation, she married Charles Robert Johnson Jr., who predeceased her. They had three children, who survive her, Sally E. Stegner and husband Gary of Versailles, Ind.; C. Robert Johnson III and wife, Lisa of Suffolk; and Steven T. Johnson and wife Beverly of Houston, Texas. Also much loved and adored, she leaves behind six grandchildren, C. Benjamin Johnson and wife Christianna, and Jacob R. Johnson and wife Jennifer, both of Suffolk; Jeremy R. Stegner and wife Carry, and Elizabeth A. Schmaltz and husband Keith, both of Ind.; Matthew T. Johnson and wife Amanda, and Bryan A. Johnson, both of Texas. Her heart ached to leave behind seven great-grandchildren, Henry, Emmaline, and George Johnson, and Connor Oberle, all of Suffolk; Ethan and Anna Schmaltz and Benjamin Prather, all of Ind.; and Zachery Johnson of Texas.

Sally was a longtime, dedicated and active member of Ebenezer Methodist Church and leaves behind an abundance of fond memories of her family and friends, as well as numerous unfinished books and crossword puzzles, her most loved hobbies. We are certain she is in the company of our many deeply cherished dogs as they entreat her to come play, and is also enjoying visits from her much adored birds and pesky squirrels as they flit and jump about her. “She loved. She was loved. The sun shone on her face. She is at peace,” and will be missed beyond words, by us all.


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The family would like to thank her caregiver, Allison Nairn, who provided loving care to Sally in the final weeks of her life. There are angels here on earth.

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