Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ga.)
Frances C. Johnson, 79, of Midland, Ga. died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Columbus Hospice.
Frances Johnson was born on April 30, 1932, in Montgomery, Ala. to George B. Johnson, Sr. and Dennie L. Johnson. She graduated from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala., received a Master's Degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and completed additional graduate level hours from Sangamon State University in Springfield, Ill. Before moving to Springfield, she taught school in Alabama. In Springfield, she taught school for 23 years and served as a guidance counselor for 10 years.
Fran, as she was known by her family and friends, was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She volunteered as a docent for the Columbus Museum, Lonnie Jackson's CCSC, Muscogee Manor Nursing Home, and served as a Columbus Ambassador at the Columbus Convention and Visitors' Bureau. She enjoyed "Story Time" at local schools, Mildred Terry Library, and Mother Mary Catholic School in Phenix City. She was a member of the NAACP, the Springfield Urban League, Springfield Education Association, Illinois Education Association, National Education Association, and the American Association for Counseling and Development.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Danis Blackman, three brothers, George Johnson, Jr., Walter Johnson, and David Johnson.
Fran is survived by a sister, Jean Robinson of Springfield, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Clarinda Johnson and Johnnie Mae Johnson of Columbus, Ga.; 8 nephews, 4 nieces, and numerous grand and great nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to be made to Columbus Hospice Columbus, Ga., Mother Mary Catholic School, Phenix City, Ala., or the charity of your choice.