Mrs. Jeanette Welch Johnson, age 62, of 111 Church Hollow Road, Boone, the Foscoe Community, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Jeanette was born July 29, 1951 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Authur Marion Welch and Irene Townsend Welch. She was employed by Shadowline for many years, but most recently was Manager for Creekside Group Home through Watauga Opportunities, where she touched the lives of many people.

Jeanette was a lifelong member of Holy Communtion Lutheran Church and served faithfully. She had a special place in her heart for the Sunday School Program, which she served for many years.

Jeanette's passion was her family, and most of all her grandchildren. She had a heart that was happiest when she knew she was helping someone else. Jeanette enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow and spoiling them. She will be missed by many.

Jeanette is survived by her loving husband and companion of 44 years, Hughie L. Johnson of the home; two sons, Kevin S. Johnson and wife Rita of Granite Falls, and Brian C. Johnson and wife Veronica of Boone; three granddaughters, Jennifer Johnson of Granite Falls and her fiance Nat Auten of Hickory, Brooke Johnson of Granite Falls, and Sophie Johnson of Boone; one grandson, Brock Johnson of Granite Falls; two brothers, William David Welch and wife Marilyn of Zionville, and Charles "Eddie" Welch and wife Betty of Boone; one sister, Pat Welch Townsend and husband J.B. of Boone, and her mother-in-law, Daisy Johnson of Banner Elk. She is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Jeanette Welch Johnson will be conducted Friday afternoon, February 21, 2014, at 3:00 o'clock, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 2:00 until 3:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor David Mielke. Burial will follow in Holy Communion Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Communion Lutheran Church Education Fund, 1525 Clarks Creek Road, Banner Elk, North Carolina, 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Johnson family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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