Estell Brown Johnson

January 7, 1942 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 78)


Estell Brown Johnson , the daughter of the late Govan and Lillian Gaddis Brown was born on January 7, 1942. She departed this life and entered eternal rest on Maiy 31, 2020 at her home.

Estell was educated in the public schools system of Colleton County.  She was a very proud graduate of the Class of 1959 from Ruffin High School. Estell moved away to New York at an early age to make a life for herself with her older siblings. It was there , she met and married the love of her life, Mr. Willie Johnson. They were united in holy matrimony on September 24, 1964. After living and working in New York, they decided to move "home" in order for her to be with her family that loved her dearly in 1983. Her beloved husband of 25 years departed to his eternal rest in 1989. 

When Estell moved back to S.C, she worked as a seamstress for several years at Vetna, then went on to work for the Colleton County Government for almost 15 years before she retired. Estell loved working with people and enjoyed telling stories about the adventures she and her loving niece Karen had over the years they worked together. Estell retired from the County in 2004. 

Estell was a devout and dedicated member of The Oakman Branch Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully since she moved back home in 1983. Estell professed that she was one of God's faithful servants and she was a child of God! As a member, she was most recently serving as the assistant treasurer of The Oakman Branch Missionary Society, the Grave Yard Committee Member and she served in the past as a Senior Usher Board Member, Head of The Oakman Branch Kitchen Committee and Assistant Finance Clerk.

Estell was preceded in death by her three brothers; James, Sr. Jerome, Willie, Sr. and sisters; Effie Lee, Valerie and Eloise. She leaves to mourn her loving sisters, Azalee Kelly; Elizabeth Setti, Nellie McCloud, Catherine William's and Florence "Linda" Nesmith and sisters in law Elease Brown and Mary "Francis" Brown and Jackie Brown all of Walterboro, SC

She leaves two very special friends Lori Witter and Mary Farmer Wilson. As well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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June 2, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harold Frazier Mortuary
300 Francis Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

Graveside Service
June 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Oakman Branch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
177 Oakman Branch Road
Walterboro, SC 29488

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