Martha Jane (Kessler) Johnson

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Martha Jane Kessler Johnson of Rincon passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at the age of 81. Martha was a previous resident of Augusta but moved to Effingham County several years ago with her late husband, Emerson Johnson.
She was married to the late Emerson Johnson for more than 57 years. They spent their last years together in a home they built in Rincon on land belonging to the estate of Paul and Alma Kessler, her late parents. The two of them loved to travel, fish and spend time with family.
Martha enjoyed sports, and was a huge Atlanta Braves fan. She was an avid cook and loved preparing meals for family and friends. Martha loved to worship the Lord with her church family and was a founding member of Sherwood Baptist Church in Augusta. She was a longtime member of Rincon Baptist Temple in Rincon.
Martha is preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Leslie Johnson; her parents, Paul and Alma Kessler (Rincon); her brothers, Claudey Kessler (Garden City), Arte Kessler (Augusta/Rincon) and Jimbo Kessler (Rincon); sisters, Geneva Farrah (Tennessee), Victoria Rought (Port Wentworth), Dora Kessler (Rincon), Hazel White (Savannah) and and Joseph Kessler (Rincon).
Martha is survived by her daughters, Sandra Campbell of Charlotte, N.C., and Donna Herron of Winsor, S.C.; her son, Glen Johnson and wife Janet of North Augusta, S.C; friend and caretaker, Dana Mead (Springfield); numerous grandkids and great-grandkids, nieces and nephews, and hundreds of friends.
Funeral services were conducted Nov. 27, 2018 in the Effingham Chapel of Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Savannah.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, 2460 Hwy. 21 S., Rincon, Ga. 31326. 754-6421
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Published in Effingham Herald from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2018