Edith Louisa (Bragg) Johnson

Born: Fri., Apr. 11, 1930
Died: Wed., Apr. 15, 2020


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In Loving Memory of My Amazing Mother

Edith Louisa Johnson
April 11th, 1930
April 15th, 2020

Passed away on April 15, 2020 just 4 days after her 90th birthday.  Her daughter read from Psalms in the Bible and sang hymns to her just a few hours before she left her life here on earth to enter the Gates of Heaven and into the welcoming arms of her Lord and Savior.  We know her family was waiting to welcome her but knowing Edith, she would want to see Jesus first.  Edith talked daily about Jesus and loved to tell everyone she met how wonderful He was to her and her family.  Even as the years took away her memory she could be heard talking to God and praying and worshipping every day.

Edith was born in Muskogee, OK on April 11, 1930 to Reverend Wallace and Edith Bragg.  She spent the first 13 years of her life in Oklahoma.  The family moved to Philadelphia, PA where she lived until graduating from High School.  After high school she left Philadelphia to go to Central Bible College in Springfield Missouri.  It was there she met and soon married Paul Johnson on November 24th, 1950.  Paul and Edith were married 57 ½ years when Paul passed away on April 4, 2008.

Edith is survived by her daughter Melodie; 2 siblings and their spouses, Barbara & George Smith and Stan & Cathy Bragg.  Edith had 8 nieces and nephews and many more great & great great nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, Mother, Father, and Sister Faith and Leta.

Paul and Edith enjoyed several years directing and traveling with the Southern California Bible College Choir.  They adopted their only child, Melodie in April of 1964.  In 1966, the family moved to Bakersfield CA and started their teaching careers that would span 32 years.  Edith loved teaching and directing her junior high student choirs.  Over the years she and her choirs received many awards and acknowledgements for their superior performances.

Edith and Paul enjoyed getting away from the heat in Bakersfield and would spend their summer vacations in Pismo Beach.  They enjoyed daily walks on the beach and around the community.  Many days were spent attending church, concerts, plays and eating at amazing restaurants in the area.  When it was time for school to start, they would head back to Bakersfield for another year of music and teaching.  They enjoyed this routine for over 25 years.  What an amazing life they led!!

In 2000, the family moved to Roseville CA to live in the beautiful Sun City Roseville community.  Edith continued to teach for the next 8 years for Visions and Education Charter School and retired in 2009.  In 2017 Edith and Melodie moved to Pendleton OR to be near family since her health had begun to decline.  She continued to reside in Oregon until her death.

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