MEBANE - Minnie Wood Johnston, 83, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Alamance Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Alamance County to the late Luther Winfred and Elsie Hall Wood and was the wife of 42 years to the late Carl Herman Theodore Johnston.
Minnie was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and was employed with Western Electric for many years. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Everyone knew her as "Monk" Wood and she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Dillard and husband, Terry of Mebane; sons, Carl "Ted" Johnston and wife, Lisa and Michael Avery Johnston, all of Burlington; grandchildren, Robert "Robbie" Johnston and wife, Genie, Brynn Johnston and boyfriend, Chris Jones, Christopher Johnston and wife, Candy; Erynn Johnston and boyfriend, Brad Yoder, Lisa Dillard, Terry Dillard, Jonathan Johnston, Kristy Johnston and Mary Anne Johnston; a great-granddaughter, Addison Johnston and a brother, Winfred "Cotton" Leondus Wood and wife, Betsy of Burlington; sisters, Marlene Phipps and husband, Jim and Amy Guthrie and husband Jim all of Graham.
She is preceded in death by her husband, son, Robert Leon Johnston, parents and a brother, James D. "Bud" Wood.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Bennie Smith with burial to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lowe Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Kathy Dillard, 202 S. Eleventh St., Mebane, N.C.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com