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Mrs.  Annabel Burns Johnson
  • One of Mama's all-time favorite people was Marian Tanner, and, in honor of her love for Marian, we suggest that memorial contributions be made to
  • Hi-Hope Service Center
    882 Hi-Hope Road
    Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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“I have so many memories, so I'll choose one that illustrates several of my mother's most endearing qualities. I was 5 years old, and my parents...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Karen - Indianapolis, IN

“Karen, We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts are with you at this time. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Sandi Perlman and Carrie Phillips - IN

“I'm grateful I had the opportunity to meet "Mama" a few years ago. What a warm and vibrant person! ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Ladema Zinsmeister - Indianapolis, IN

“Dear Johnson Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN


Annabel Burns (Deedie) Johnson, 95, passed away on Tuesday, March 2012 in Franklin, Indiana, with her daughter, Karen Ramsay Johnson, at her side. She was born in Anderson, SC, June 12, 1916, the daughter of Robert and Pearl Burns and sister of the late Roberta Burns Bristow. Predeceased by her husband, William A. Johnson, she is survived by her daughter and by her niece Roberta Bristow Abadie, great-nieces Jessica Abadie Wainwright and Amanda Abadie of New Orleans, LA, and her great-nieces Elizabeth Fensin and Leslie Collins of Raleigh, NC. Margaret and Marian Tanner, Laura White Wiley, Kathy Shortridge, Emily Shortridge, Vishant Shah, Ashton, Anastasia, Ayley, Jessamine, and Samara Shortridge occupied a special place in her heart. She was for many years a first-grade teacher at Lawrenceville Primary School, where she blessed the lives of generations of children. Teaching was her greatest passion and greatest gift: in thirty-five years of teaching, every student whom she taught succeeded, and she was extremely proud of every one of them! Her intelligence, wry humor, and genuine kindness made her a wonderful mother, wife, and friend. She will be greatly missed.

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