Nancy Johnson

Hamilton County

Nance Pierce Johnson died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Little Rock, Ark.She was 92 years old having been born on May 5, 1920 in Fort Gibson, Okla. Nancy was a resident of Chattanooga for most of her life having moved here with her beloved husband, John W. Johnson Jr. after World War II. She graduated from Central High School, Muskogee, Okla., and attended the University of Chattanooga and Cleveland State. She worked during World War II at the Department of Interior for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and later in Chattanooga for the McCallie School. Nancy greatly celebrated her Cherokee Indian heritage and was an avid supporter of Cherokee artists and culture.She was active in the Lutheran Church and along with her husband, Jack, were charter members of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Chattanooga.She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Johnson Jr.; her parents; her brothers, James C. Pierce and Frank Pierce.Survivors include her four children, John W. (Susan) Johnson, of Chattanooga, Cherokee M. (Joe) Erwin, of Little Rock, Ark.,, Joseph M. (Susan) Johnson, of Chattanooga, and William H. (Becky) Johnson, of Chattanooga; her grandchildren, Virginia H. "Ginger" Johnson, of Chattanooga, Peyton (Steve) Perry, of Chattanooga, John W. (Michelle) Johnson IV, of Chattanooga, Cherokee Avery Bednarz, Little Rock, Ark., Nancy (Matt) Smith, of Columbia, Mo., Will (Lauren) Erwin, of Birmingham, Ala., Michael (Sarah) Johnson, of Knoxville, Mary Alice Johnson, of Chattanooga and Kathryn Johnson, of Chattanooga; and brother, Robert Pierce, Portola Valley, Calif. Nancy is also survived by and will be greatly missed by her great-grandchildren, Erin Bednarz, Grayson and Parker Perry, Ella Johnson and Reagan Erwin.The Johnson Family invites you to a celebration of Nancys life Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at noon a First Lutheran Church onMcCallie Ave.Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery on Bailey Ave. at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at First Lutheran Church.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Belvoir Christian School or the charity of your choice."To Live in Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not to die" Chloe Campbell.

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