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Evangelist Annie Marie Johnson

1946 ~ 2019 (age 72)

Reflections of a Life Well Lived
Evangelist Annie Marie Johnson, daughter of the late Deacon Malachi Martin and Missionary Lottie Pringle Martin, was born on June 3, 1946, in Cottageville, SC. She entered into heavenly rest on January 11, 2019 at Colleton Medical Center. She was proceeded in death by her beloved son, Michael Shane Johnson, 14 brothers and sisters; her father and mother in-love Clarence and Sally Johnson and 3 siblings in love. She was educated in the public schools of Colleton County. She was a member of her family church, Hickory Hill Baptist Church. On a Wednesday night in June of 1978, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized with the Holy Ghost during a soul saving, fire baptized revival under the leadership of the Father and Son Team of Nazareth Holiness Church of Deliverance. After receiving the Holy Ghost, she joined Nazareth Holiness Church of Deliverance #2 under the leadership of Bishop Jessie J. Jennings, Sr. Evangelist Johnson was faithful and dedicated to the Lord and to her church. She put her hand to plow and worked in whatever capacity was needed to the fulfill the vision given by God to her Pastor. She was a faithful tithe payer and made sure that her financial obligations to the church were always met. She served faithfully in many capacities to include: President of the Nazareth #2 Women’s Department; Pastoral Aide President; Pulpit Aide President; Nurse’s Unit President; Former Junior Choir President; former Young Adult and Mass Choir Member, Chair for the Nehemiah Project and Pastor’s Anniversary Committee Member.

She loved to sing old songs and hymns. Her children and grandchildren woke up many mornings to their mother and grandmother singing in the kitchen as she cooked Sunday morning breakfast. She was a mother to many, and a friend to all. She was the greatest listener and gave the best advice. If you did not want the truth, then it was best not to ask her opinion or thoughts. She would speak softly and in love, but she would be honest with her responses. It was because of love and her desire to see all saved and to know Christ that she did not, under any circumstances compromise the Word of the Lord. She was the perfect example of a Virtuous Woman! She taught her children to love God and to always put him first. She was a perfect wife to her husband of over 54 years. She anticipated his needs and made sure that they were met. She showed him love and showed him Christ. She often said that he still gave her butterflies when he walked in the room. She was a friend to many and held lifelong friendships. This was exemplified by her relationship with her sister-in-love and best friend, Agnes Johnson. They became best friends at the ages of 7 and 8, and remained united until her death.

She leaves to cherish her memories and carry her legacy: her husband of over 54 years, Carroll L. Johnson; her children Elder Carroll D. Johnson; Evangelist Constance L. Jennings; John ‘Reggie’ Johnson; Felicia M. Johnson and Brandon Johnson. Her children-in-love: Deacon Jesse Jennings Jr. (CW3 retired); Evangelist Pam Johnson; and Minister Tina Johnson. Her brothers, Pastor Leroy (Lucille) Martin and James (Johnnie Mae) Martin. Her siblings by marriage: James (Carrie) Johnson; Agnes Johnson; Mary Johnson; Doris (Glen) Brock; Margaret (Alfonzo) McNeil; William ‘Randy’ Johnson; Gloria Johnson; John Brock; Christine Martin; Helen Martin and Carolyn Johnson. 12 grandchildren, Darius, JoAnne, Michael, Sharonica, Raven; Jesse III, Nicholas, Rakeem, Tamesha, Ja’Juan (Shaquan); JaLeesa and Mikayla and 14 great grandchildren. Double niece and nephew, Minister Brenda (George) Shider and Terrance Johnson. One aunt, Gail Pringle. Family Matriarch of the Martin Family, Vanzie Lee Gilcrest and the Nazareth Holiness Church Family. A host of nieces and nephews that she loved and who loved her, cousins, other relatives and friends. Lifelong friends Leroy and Esther Womble, Beverly (Late Sinclair) Edwards and Inez Middleton.

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