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April Olinger Johnson Henderson

Wilmington, North Carolina

Apr 2, 1945 – Nov 6, 2020 (Age 75)


April 2, 1945
November 6, 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina


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Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel - Wilmington Obituary

April Olinger Johnson Henderson died Friday, November 6, 2020 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

She was born on April 2, 1945, in Wilmington, NC, to Edward Barch Edlehart Johnson, Jr. and Clevie Olinger Smith.

She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She went to New Hanover High School. She received her Unit Clerk Certification from Cape Fear Community College and retired from NHRMC with over 35 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Edward W. “Corky” Johnson, and two sisters, Jannie Mix and Clevie “Betty” Russell.

She was the mother of Bruce Wayne Johnson, Sr. and wife BobbiSue Johnson; three grandchildren, Kathryn AprilSue Benton, Bruce Wayne Johnson, Jr. and Christopher Lee Johnson and two great-grandchildren, Kimberly Ariel Benton and Allison KanisGrace Benton.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wilmington. The family will receive visitors one hour prior. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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I will always remember how she loved everbody. Family was the most important thing to her.

My mom went to work at NHRMC when I was 8. I would go to work with my Grandmother at 10:30pm and go home with my mom at 11:15. I knew all of the security guards and Plant Operators. She worked on the 5th floor, Communications and the OR. It was just the 2 of us and the Hospital employees were our second family. I am eternally grateful for the love and support each of you in the OR showed me, my mom and my family as I battled cancer.
For the love and encouragement yall have shown me...

Twenty-one years ago, April helped train me as an OR Unit Clerk, which included valuable lessons on how to prioritize, organize and multitask. Time spent with her was always enjoyable, as she was such a kind and caring person. I would not be exaggerating to say - April was part of “The Heart of the OR,” and I mean that in more ways than one. My sympathy to her family.

April was a pleasure to work with. I have such fond memories of her at that desk! My sympathies to you, her family. May God grant you peace and comfort today and in the days to come.

Sending prayers for loved ones peace of mind and comfort of spirit. I remember April fondly from working in the OR and was very happy to reconnect with her through FB. I will miss April and her sweet friendship!

Bruce...we are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.

I will miss her , she was a very sweet person and kind cousin

She wanted to be at the Valley Chapel location because I built/wired that building back in the mid 1980's.

What a sweet,caring person.Praying for your family!