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Gordon Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant
Monday October 3rd, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Gordon Funeral Home Chapel
Monday October 3rd, 2022

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Shirley Maness Johnson

Shirley Maness Johnson, 88, of Concord, passed away October 1, 2022 surrounded by her family.

A service in celebration and memory of Shirley’s life will begin at 2pm Monday October 3rd, in the chapel of Gordon Funeral Home, 8559 Cook Street, Mt. Pleasant. Her family will receive friends there beginning at 1pm.

Shirley was born in Montgomery County, NC on August 24, 1934 to the late Ed and Bertha Britt Maness. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Paige Rush Johnson; siblings Maybelline Lynthacum, Evelyine Bollinger, Clifton Maness, Janie Yarboro, Wilbert Maness, and Billy Maness; also her son-in-law Tim Taylor.

She was a member of First Assembly Worship Center. She loved her first job at Blake's Restaurant in Biscoe. Later in life, she enjoyed working as a homemaker and with Paige as co-owner and secretary of P&S Trucking. She enjoyed her years as a member of TOPS Clogging Group. She also loved spending time at Lake Tillery with family and friends.

Shirley is survived by a son, Randy Johnson (Donna), and a daughter, Wanda J. Taylor, both of Mt. Pleasant; 3 grandchildren, Brian Taylor (Ashley) of Mt. Pleasant, Kris Taylor of Charlotte, Drake Johnson of Chapel Hill; three great grandchildren, Corbin Timothy Taylor, Tucker Rush Taylor and Maisey Jean Taylor; a brother Mickey Maness (Eleanor) of Raleigh; and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions in Shirley’s memory may be directed to Tucker Hospice House, Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC, 28081.

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Shirley was always one of my favorite first cousins. We all were born and raised on the Mill Hill in Biscoe. We lived just three houses apart. We were all a big family. Many happy days were spent in the old school house in Biscoe. Oddly enough, I remember well two dresses Shirley bought with her first pay check. Identical in style, but different color combinations. . . She was an expert "clogger" and skilled with needle and thread.

Thurman Maness Oct 8 2022 10:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Johnson

Carol M. Wright Oct 4 2022 8:27 PM

Wanda and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for strength and comfort.

Brenda Honeycutt Oct 2 2022 4:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Johnson

Tony and Jackie Cannon Oct 2 2022 2:43 PM

We send heartfelt sympathy to Shirley’s family. We love her so much and have so many precious memories tucked away in our mind’s and heart’s of time spent with her. Love you all and you will continue to be in our prayers!

Love, Peggy Penninger and Angels Welch Oct 2 2022 8:44 AM

So sorry to hear Wanda Kris and Brian. She was a lovely lady. Love you all.

Connie Norris Oct 2 2022 5:58 AM

So sorry to hear about your Mother,Wanda.

Lewis McCombs Oct 1 2022 10:38 PM

A photo was added for Shirley Maness Johnson

Pete and Debbie Reynolds - will miss special occasions with you & The Taylor’s . Oct 1 2022 10:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirely Johnson

Eric & Donna Pigford Oct 1 2022 9:48 PM