Elizabeth Ann (Libby) Johnson, Born December 1, 1929 in Athens, TN.
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She was the daughter of the late Harry C,Sr and Chita Elizabeth Sugart Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Harry C. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Mary E. Johnson, and James Emmette Johnson.
She attended Forrest Hills Elementary, McMinn County High School where she was football queen, and graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
She taught in elementary schools in Chattanooga, TN, Athens, TN Ingleside School, and for the Department of Defense Schools overseas in Japan and Germany during the early years after her college graduation.
She went back to Japan in the 1970's to do missionary work teaching the Japanese English, as well as introducing her students to the Christian faith.
Returning home to Athens, she began teaching Bible classes in schools in McMinn, Meigs and Monroe County. A career that spanned over 50 years. She retired in 2018, but continued to attend those classes which had been taught as an after school club until 3 months before her death.
Libby was a person who lived her life as a committed Christian. She was a witness to her faith, sharing the Bible stories and lessons through her studies and teaching. She was always happiest in all aspects of her life in activities that shared her faith, whether at her church, 1st Baptist in Athens, her Bible classes and her work with the International club she initiated to welcome foreigners who moved in our community.
She is survived by her sister-i-law, Hazel Cannon Johnson and 5 nieces and 1 nephew, and all who knew and loved her from her lifetime of teaching.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Athens at a later date to be announced.
The family suggests memorials be made to Christ Legacy Academy, 625 S. Matlock Avenue, Athens, TN 37303; Tennessee Wesleyan University, 204 E. College Street, Athens, TN 37303; or a charity of the givers choice.