Peggy Montague Johnson

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Peggy Jane (Montague) Johnson, peacefully entered into her heavenly rest at age 80 on January 25, 2023 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. She was born on April 23, 1942 in Wake County, North Carolina, to the late Joseph Earl Montague and Hallie Verna (Upchurch) Montague.

She is survived by sons Donald L. Johnson, Jr. (Diana) and Steven L. Johnson (Shelly); and daughters, Laurie J. McKinnon (Ronald) and Mary J. Kennedy (Joel). She is also survived by brother Roger W. Montague (Pettis) of Cary, NC and sister Marsha M. Nash (Joe) of Middlesex, NC; ten grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Leon Johnson.

Her life was one of quiet service to Jesus, her King, and to those around her, from caring for babies in the church nursery, to taking care of her beloved husband, to offering countless prayers throughout the day and night, and to sending cards and making phone calls to those Jesus put on her heart.

Peggy was quick to pray, quick to ask for forgiveness, and quick to say she was a work in progress. She was a prayer warrior, a mother, granny, and great-granny who truly loved unconditionally. Peggy lived out her faith with quiet boldness. She had lists of people for which she was praying; those she knew and those she had never met.

Her whole life was an example in faith of godly womanhood, marriage, and motherhood. She will be greatly missed, more than words can say.

Visitation and memorial service will be held on February 12, 2023 at the Bible Tabernacle Church, 7612 NC Hwy 22, Carthage, NC 28327. Visitation 10am, service 11am.

Fry & Prickett is honored to serve the Johnson family.

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Visitation: February 12, 2023 10:00 am

Memorial Service: February 12, 2023 11:00 am

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  1. Peggy, I miss you! You were always a wonderful friend to me. You listened without hesitation without judgement, for that gift, I thank you! I will always your encouragement in my heart and my mind! For that, I thank the Lord! You were a very special and Godly woman, I miss you Peggy!

  2. Family,
    Sorry for the loss of Peggy. Trust in God to get you through this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike & Marie Young, friends of Marsha & Joe Nash.

  3. Peggy and I became close in the months following my illness, as she made it her mission to check on me daily. Even though we were close in age, we had led two very divergent lives, so one would think we could find very little common ground. But we discovered we both had a love of family, football (go Chefs), and flowers. I already miss our afternoon chats and the laughter we shared. My heart goes out to her family.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this time. We all long with you for that happy reunion one day soon.

    Robert, Kerry, and Lilly

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