Nancy Pearl Rice Johnson

Jan. 17, 1943-May 1, 2021


Nancy Pearl Rice Johnson, 78, of Sparta, passed away May 1, 2021, at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center, in Monterey.

Mrs. Johnson was born Jan. 17, 1943, in Putnam County, to Logan Rice and Alice Judd Rice.

She was retired from Mallory Timers. She was a faithful member    of Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church for many years where she also served as church pianist and sang in the Church Trio. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Johnson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dayton and Thelma Johnson; five sisters, Ethel Rice, Grace Maynard, Edna Williams, Versa Caroline Maxwell, Delores Massa; four brothers, Lawrence, Houston, Arsen, and Joe Rice; and brother-in-law, Loyd Walker.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Johnson; two granddaughters, Kayla Lawson, Kim Maiden; two great-grandchildren, Ben Maiden, Marley Riddle; two sisters, Wilma Rodgers, Oma Stidham, of Cookeville; two brothers, Cleburn (Carol) Rice, Bob (Carol) Rice, of Cookeville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Brenda (Junior) Johnson, of Sparta, Gwen (Tommy) Austin, of Sparta, Linda Walker of Sparta, Sephfronia (Kenneth) Kirby, of McMinnville, Terry Johnson, of New York, Bernice Walker, of Oklahoma; special friend, Raymond Anderson; special little girlfriend, Ginny Carmichael; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends and church family.

 Funeral service will be 2 p.m., May 5, 2021, at Oak Lawn Funeral, with burial in Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Bro. Rudy Oakes and Bro. Kenneth Kirby will officiate. The family will welcome friends 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 5, at the funeral home.   

Pallbearers to serve are Harold Williams, Paul Williams, Stacy Rice, Corey Austin, Kenneth Maxwell, and Raymond Anderson.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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