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Mary Blair Johnson

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June 11, 1932 - Nov. 19, 2019

  • Mary Blair Johnson

Mrs. Mary Blair Johnson went to rest Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Evans.

Born in Macon on June 11, 1932, she was a beloved mother, grandmother and faithful wife. She was a University of Georgia graduate, class of 1954. Known as Mary Blair, Mama, and Gigi; she taught fourth grade for over 40 years, with the majority of her time at Myers Park Traditional Elementary School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

She was a founding faculty member there and was recognized as Teacher of the Year. Even in her retirement, Mary Blair continued to receive visits, gifts and calls from her former students, some dating back to the 1950’s. Mary Blair lived 87 years, battling Parkinson’s Disease the last 15 years of her life. She is remembered for her resilience, courage, generosity and kindness to family and others. She was a long-time member of the Sharing Class at Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. Her creativity, wit and way to find humor amid difficult circumstances inspired many who knew her. Her friendships spanned decades, including a lifetime with friends from her childhood.

Mary Blair is preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Johnson Jr. Mary Blair is survived by her two children, daughter, Becky (Brandt) Bonin and son, James Barron Johnson (Estela Elizalde); grandchildren, Laura Bonin and Anne Blair Bonin; and sister, Margaret Bobo.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1:00 p.m. at Clinton United Methodist Church, 110 Old Hwy 18, Gray, GA 31032.

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Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032, had charge of the arrangements.