Mrs. Constance “Connie” Varner Johnson passed away Friday, June 3, 2022, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Connie was preceded in death by her son, William Eugene “Will” Johnson III and her parents, Wayne and Dorothy Varner.
Connie was born March 6, 1946, in Toccoa, Ga. After graduating from Royston High School in 1964, Connie went on to study home economics at the University of Georgia. Upon graduation from college, Connie began a teaching career. In 1964, she met William Eugene “Johnny” Johnson Jr. The two were married Dec. 22, 1966. The pair went on to have three children, Jennifer, Susan and Will.
Connie retired at the age of 62, after a 25-year career as a home economics teacher at West Columbus High School. Following retirement, Connie spent time traveling, enjoying her grandchildren and knitting.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Chadbourn Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Joseph D. Washburn officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Worthington Funeral Home is serving the family.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny; two daughters, Jennifer Johnson Edwards (Matt) and Susan Hudspeth (Donald); seven grandchildren, Colt Johnson, Ozzly Johnson, Kayley Johnson, Noah Burton, Willy Johnson, Ella Hudspeth and Lily Hudspeth; and her sister, Carolyn Parks.
The family wishes to thank Liberty Home Care and Hospice for the excellent and compassionate care provided.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Judes.