Francis Adams Johnson LEXINGTON – Memorial services for Francis Adams Johnson, 77, of Lexington, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2005, at the Lexington Chapel of Barr-Price Funeral Home, 609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC, conducted by Reverend Hilton Roof and Reverend Tim Sieberhagen. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Private burial service will be held at a later date. The family suggest memorials be made to Portsbridge Hospice, 159 West Hospital Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169, the Alzheimer’s Association, Palmetto Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202 or Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1430 North Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29072. Mr. Johnson died Thursday September 8, 2005. Born August 20, 1928, he was the son of the late Reverend George H. Johnson and Ruby Penny Johnson. Mr. Johnson has donated his body to the USC School of Medicine for medical teaching and research. A 1953 Civil Engineering graduate of The Citadel, he retired after working 30 years with the U.S. Geological Survey and eight years with SCDHEC. He had been a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church since 1969, where he served faithfully in many capacities until 1996 when his illness prevented his doing so. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Mary Love Johnson; daughter, Grace Russell of Houston, TX; and a son, Mark W. Johnson of Mauldin, SC. He was predeceased by brothers, William L. Johnson, George H. Johnson, Jr. and a sister, Katherine Johnson. The family expresses much appreciation to the employees of Portsbridge Hospice who ministered so faithfully to Francis and to the family these last six months; the sitters from Home Instead Agency who have been with us for several years; the wonderful employees on 6th floor of LMC; and most particularly to Dr. Theodore Faber for his ongoing care and concern. May God bless you all.
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