Laura “Martha” Venonia Bennett Johnson, age 98, of Taylorsville, passed away, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Accordius Nursing Ctr. Of Statesville. Born July 27, 1920 to the late Thirlen Grade and May Agnes James Bennett in Alexander County, she was a maid to many prominent families in the Hickory area. A member of Zion AME Zion Church, Hiddenite, she will be remembered for singing as she went on her way. Her love for family and a strong work ethic will be long remembered. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Mary Bell Wilson, Grace Bennett, and Rosetta Flowers; three brothers: John Wesley Bennett, William Grade Bennett, and Troy Clarence Allen Bennett. She lost her only two daughters to death: Margaret Roberta Bennett Rucker and Martha Louise Bennett, as well as one great grandchild, Ethan Bennett. Survivors include: two sisters; Florence B. Wilson and Elmeta Adams, both of Hiddenite and one brother, Calvin Andrew Bennett Sr. and wife, Willie Mae of Statesville. Six grandchildren lovingly remember her: Kenneth Bennett and wife Debbie of Statesville, Ronald Eugene Bennett of Hiddenite, Lacindria Bennett, Douglas Bennett and wife Kystal, and Terry Bennett, all of Taylorsville and Cyrstal Bennett, of Hiddenite. Mrs. Johnson has seven adoring great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Zion AME Church, Hiddenite, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with the celebration of life and home going service at 1:30 at Zion Church. The Rev. Earnest Stinson will officiate. Grandsons will serve as pallbearer, with cousins serving as flower girls. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the Johnson family at: www.alexfuneralservice.com. Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Johnson family. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Laura Martha Johnson please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Laura Martha Johnson July 27 1920 April 1 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Taylorsville, state: North Carolina