Lois Audrey Waldrip Johnson


Lois Audrey Waldrip Johnson
WWII Naval Veteran
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into God's rest on Sunday, September 7th, 2014, at her home. Mrs. Johnson, 91, was the beloved wife of the late Mr. Louie Houston Johnson for sixty-two years.
Born in Stockton, CA, a daughter of the late Sylvan Waldrip and Mildred Bucknam Diehl, Mrs. Johnson was a resident of Aiken, SC most of her life. She was a member of Grace Church of Aiken. A World War II Veteran, she proudly served her country as a WAVE in the United States Navy from 1943-1944. She is survived by daughters, Dawn Audrey Mitchell (George B.) Aiken, SC; Irene Ione Phillips, Aiken, SC; Janet Lee McClearen (Robert F.) Aiken, SC and Gale Ruth Smiley (Harry S., Sr.) of Ten Mile, TN; brother Raymond "Bud" Diehl of Island Park, ID and sister Darlene (Paul) McGrath of Carson City, NV; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, her beloved son, Barry Houston Johnson (Missy Smoot Johnson) and brother Sylvan Waldrip, Jr. preceded Mrs. Johnson in death.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, at 11 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC with the Rev. Dr. Steve W. Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC. Pallbearers will be grandsons, David Michael Johnson, Kevin Royce Mitchell, Bryan Caldwell Mitchell, John William Phillips, Stuart Fredric Taylor, and Benjamin Houston Smiley. All other grandsons are Honorary Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Church of Aiken Outreach Ministries.
Visitation was held on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Sept. 10, 2014
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