Mary Wade Long Johnson
Mrs. Mary Wade Long Johnson of Pulaski, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 with her family and the compassionate guidance of Alive Hospice Residence Staff in Nashville, TN.
She was born on October 5, 1927 in Pulaski, Tennessee and was 86 years old. She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, attended Mary Washington College and Vanderbilt University and her favorite hobby was traveling all over the world to see operas.
Visitation will be on Sunday, October 13th from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Funeral service will follow visitation on Sunday at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor, Robert Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, 202 South Second Street, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478 or Giles County Public Library, 122 South 2nd Street, Pulaski, TN, 38478 or Ellen Sherrill Nursing Scholarship % Martin College, 433 West Madison Street, Pulaski, TN 38478.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mahlon and Mary Sumpter Long.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas David Johnson, Sr. of Pulaski; son, Thomas David (Beverly) Johnson, Jr. of Pulaski; daughter, Katherine (John) Lee of Palm Desert, California; daughter, Anne J. (Rudy) Ruark of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Thomas David (Lisa) Johnson III, Laura Jessup, Lisa (Mickey) May, Mary Sumpter (Matt) Lapinski, Jonathan Lee, and Robert Ruark, and eight grandchildren.
Special thanks to caregivers Dana Lord and Jody Ratz.
Honorary Pallbearers, Dr. Harwell Murray, Dr. Ken Webb, Ted Lipman, Bruce Childs, David Hutton, Buddie McElroy, Dale Carraher, Bill Murray, Preston Murray, Hutton Brown, Donnie Newman, Brad Cobb, Hershal Lake, Dr. James Beall, Don Massey, and Evan Davis.
Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary Wade Long Johnson. (931) 363-4551.
Published in The Tennessean on Oct. 13, 2013