Ann Kellum Johnson

Published 5:29 am Monday, May 4, 2020

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Ann Kellum Johnson, 90, native and longtime resident of Jacksonville, died April 28, 2020, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks.

Born March 9, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Mildred Morton Kellum and Drummer Kellum and the wife of Carl R. Johnson for 30 years. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers.

A graduate of Jacksonville High School, Ann continued her education earning a bachelor’s degree from Freewill Baptist Bible College in Tennessee. She returned to Jacksonville to pursue her career as a schoolteacher, where she taught at Blue Creek Elementary School and The Freewill Baptist Christian Church. Upon retirement, she continued to serve the elementary children as a crossing guard.

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An active member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville and many community organizations, Ann and her husband also served as missionaries in Alaska. She enjoyed gardening, travel and visiting her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by daughters Angela Carlene Gard of Manteo, Joy Darlene Strahl of Jacksonville, Deborah Arlene Adams (Dr. Roger Adams) of Boaz, Ala.; Meri Marlene Kohl (Daniel Kohl) of Anderson, SC; and Sara Julene Farrow (Dr. Johnny Farrow) of Manteo; son Steven Roy Johnson (Sherry McClure) of Cape Coral, Fla.; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held in Jacksonville at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at