Katie Elaine Purvis Johnson, 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, July 22, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
She was the daughter of the late Katie Magnolia Bullard Purvis and Henry Herman Purvis and was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Purvis Edwards.
She along with her husband, Carroll farmed their land and she also worked as a seamstress for many years. Elaine was a dedicated member of Riegelwood Baptist Church serving in many capacities for more than 52 years.
Final rites will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 at Riegelwood Baptist Church with Revs. Ed Taylor, Calvin Malpass and Chris Canuel officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 26 from 1-2:45 p.m. prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn is serving the family.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 57 years, Carroll Floyd Johnson of the home; one son, Carroll Dwayne Johnson and his wife, Therese, of Riegelwood; three siblings, Mabel P. Harrelson and her preceded husband, Joe, and Oleta Purvis Meares and her husband, Henry, both of Cerro Gordo, David “Buddy” Purvis and his wife, Beverly, of Riegelwood; three grandchildren, Jacob A. Flynn, Megan Elizabeth Flynn and Amanda Rose Thompson and her husband, Kevin Ethan; and one great-grandchild, Alexander Noah Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riegelwood Baptist Church (Building Fund), 103 N.C. Hwy. 87, Riegelwood, N.C. 28456 or the Cheerful Hope Baptist Church (General Fund), 1810 Byrdville-Freeman Road, Delco, N.C. 28436.
Online condolences may be offered at www.worthingtonfuneralhome.com.