Gloria Jean Johnson, 51, was called to be with the Lord on Friday, September 13, 2013 at McLeod Regional Hospital, Florence. Born in Lee County, on July 26, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Dora Pearson and Mr. McKnight.
Jean, as she was affectionately called, attended the Public Schools of Lee County and graduated from Ashwood Central High School, Class of 1981. At an early age she was a member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. Later in life, she received Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and was baptized at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church. She worked at the Waffle House in Bishopville for many years until she became ill. Gloria was a great mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Michael (Carolyn) Johnson, Teresa (Tiger) Wooten, Roshad (Shonda) Johnson, Latrolla Johnson, Quintin Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Jr.; her brothers, Sammie Lee (Helen) Pearson, Herbert (Maggie) Pearson, Ray Pearson, all of Bishopville, James Pearson of North Carolina; two sisters, Patricia (Willie), and Angela (Richard); a special sister, Mary Johnson; a special friend of the home, Turner Bennett; eight granddaughters; five grandsons; a host of other brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Lee Roy (PL) Pearson.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 184 Lake Ashwood Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Kenneth N. Carter, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the home, 160 Bell Road, Mayesville.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 Noon.
The funeral procession will leave from the home at 12:20 p. m.
Floral bearers will be nieces. Pall bearers will be nephews.
Burial will be in the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church Yard Cemetery, Sumter.