January 21, 1946 – March 15, 2021
“Because of God’s deep compassion, the dawn from heaven will break upon us, to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide us on the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79
This is the story of Carol Ann (Randall) Johnson. Carol was a wonderful woman. Our “Mom or Grandma,” or as she liked to be called by her husband “Mama,” was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Carol’s story starts on January 21, 1946, the oldest child to Vernon and Norma Randall. Born in Michigan, she moved with her family each time Pastor Randall was called to lead a new congregation. Carol would spend her childhood growing up in the church and making friends through her faith in Jesus Christ. Carol’s last move with her parents took her to Union City MI, where she met her husband of 56 years, Warren Johnson. Married May 30, 1964, Carol started her life as a Marine wife.
While Dad served in Vietnam, Carol completed her training as a Respiratory Therapist. Upon returning from Vietnam, Warren and Carol returned to Flint Michigan to raise their family. They remained in Michigan until retiring to Ellijay Georgia.
Carol worked in Respiratory care until returning to nursing school in her forties. Upon graduating, Summa Cum Laude, Carol started her second career as a Registered Nurse. She worked at Genesys Hospital as an ER nurse, Neonatal nurse, postpartum nurse, and ICU nurse. In 2007, she retired. Her idea of retirement included working as a travel nurse in Michigan and Georgia.
Carol was a giving and compassionate nurse. We often would meet families who would share their appreciation and love for our Mom. John Chapter 13, verses 12-17 is her testament, she served and worked obediently with a servant’s heart. This is her legacy, and she was proud of her children, who embraced her lesson.
Carol loved to spend time in her sewing studio. She filled her days with sewing, quilting, needle point, and participating in local craft fairs. Grandma was cherished by her Grandchildren, and memories of her yearly gift of her signature pajama pants will warm their hearts and bums for years to come.
The overarching quality of Carol’s life was her quiet, abiding trust in Jesus Christ and her desire to honor him. She is preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Norma Randall, Sister Mary Ackerman, and grandson Shaun Kramer. She is survived by her husband, Warren, daughters Tina (Jon) Appleton, Laura (Terry) Duncan, and son Ben (Wanda) Johnson. As for blood relations, she is survived by sisters Linda (David) Heller and Louise Adams. Grandchildren are Angie (Norlan) Sage, Agustin (Shana) Canre’, Jasmine Estrada, Justin Appleton, Carley (Scott) Tousignant, and Dustin Cole. Great Grandchildren are NJ Sage, Teagun Sage, Katalyna Sage, Aaron and A’niyha Estrada and several loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Carol’s life will be held on Friday,March 19,2021 at Logan Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held on Thursday,March 18, 2021 from 4 pm to 7pm at Logan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalms 73:26
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