Margery Scott Johnson
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Margery Scott Johnson
  • January 30, 1935 - January 17, 2018
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Margery (Margie) Scott Johnson left this world on Wednesday January 17, 2018. She was surrounded by her family and is at peace with the Lord in Heaven. She was one of five children born to Buford and Mary Nixon Scott in Richmond, Virginia. Margie attended St. Catherine's School, Westover School, and completed her education at Sweet Briar College. In 1956, she was introduced to the love of her life, Earl Johnson Jr., whom she was happily married to for 60 years.
Margie embraced her new home in Raleigh as a newlywed where she and Earl raised a family and she began a lifelong service to the Raleigh community through her volunteer contributions to numerous boards and organizations. She served as the President of the Junior League of Raleigh, the chairman of the Board of the North Carolina Symphony, and President of the North Carolina Museum of History Associates. In addition, she served as Vice Chair of the Rex Hospital Board of Trustees and board member of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center. Margie was a charter member of the Foundation of Hope as well as a founding member of The Haven House. She also served on the boards of The United Way and Saint Mary's School. She was a committed member of Christ Episcopal Church where she served on the Vestry and was a loyal participant in the choir.
Margie loved music, elephants, card games, dark chocolate, ice cream, Figure Eight Island, Royal Orchard, babies, roses, good manners, the New York Yankees, the Tar Heels and traveling the world - but most of all, she loved her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Earl; son Earl and his wife Carolyn; daughter Margie Springer and her husband Rocky; daughter Caroline Douglas and her husband Preston; seven grandchildren, Earl and Sydney Johnson, Scottie, Curtis and Ford Springer and Sam and Mary Scott Douglas. She is also survived by her four siblings, Buford Scott, Mary Denny Wray, Leezee Porter and George Scott.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 19, at 1001 Marlowe Road. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 20 at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 E. Edenton Street. A private family graveside burial will be held prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will gratefully be accepted to The Foundation of Hope, 9401 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, N.C. 27617 or to a charity of your choice.
The family thanks Dr. Jim Parsons and the kind staff at Mayview for their loving care of Margie.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.