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First Baptist Church, Kingsport
Sunday August 7th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm

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First Baptist Church, Kingsport
Sunday August 7th, 2022

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Graveside Service

Oak Hill Memorial Park
Monday August 8th, 2022

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Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson, age 86, lost her battle with Parkinson’s, Monday, August 1, 2022, and was escorted into Heaven. She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, class of 1953, and Carson-Newman College. Linda was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, except for years in New Jersey with her husband, where she worked at Rowan University. Upon retiring, she and Hal returned to Kingsport to help with the care of her parents and mother-in-law. She volunteered for many years at the information desk at Holston Valley Hospital and the office of First Baptist Church. The priorities of her life were God, husband, children, and church, in that order. She loved reading, especially the Bible.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Allie Bryan and sister-in-law, Shirley Bryan.

Linda is survived by her husband, Hal Johnson; children, Chris Saggiomo, Colton Johnson, Robert Webb, Rachel Johnson, Terri Mitchell; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Gene Bryan and wife Ann, Clark Bryan and Michael Bryan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at First Baptist Church main sanctuary. The funeral service will follow at 3:30 p.m. with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating. Music will be provided by Susan Hoover.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W Church Cir, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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A candle was lit in memory of Linda Johnson

Sandra Boyd Aug 8 2022 3:23 PM

Thanks for being our wonderful friend. We share so many happy memories with you during our time together in church, during our travels, volunteering at the hospital, and getting together with friends. Welcome to your heavenly home!

Bill & Ruth Dunn Aug 7 2022 2:01 PM

MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND. Linda and I volunteered at HVMC, at the information desk for 20 years. She was the best Friend any one could have. We looked forward to our time and would always share our family stories. I loved her like a Sister. Linda, I am not saying goodbye, I am saying good night, I will see you in the morning. We will stroll over Heaven together.!!
Praying for Hal and all of the family.!!

JoAnn Penley Aug 7 2022 11:44 AM

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Ann Gray Aug 7 2022 10:13 AM

What can I say about my mom. She was the best mother that any boy could ever ask for. I love her so much and I will miss her until I see her again in heaven. My soul is grieving her loss but my memories of her are nothing but joyful.
I love you mom!

Rob Webb Aug 6 2022 9:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Johnson

Immy & Phil Ferrara Aug 6 2022 5:52 PM

Linda was one of our very close friends when they lived on New Jersey, We spent lots of time together and enjoyed every minute. Our condolences to Hal
And the children

Vanamans Aug 6 2022 5:12 PM

Sorry to lose such a wonderful person. She lit up everyones life ,she will be missed by all.

Thomas @joan siwek Aug 4 2022 6:13 PM

What a wonderful testimony to read of Linda’s love for the Lord! She and I were friends when our kids were teenagers and we all served the Lord in the same church. God, please bless and comfort Hal and their sons and daughters.

Joye Jones Aug 4 2022 4:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Johnson

Martha Merrill Aug 3 2022 5:43 PM

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