Nellie Addie Johnson
LEICESTER JUNCTION — Nellie Addie Johnson, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Brandon. She was born in Sudbury on Jan. 22, 1917, the daughter of Roy and Ida (Snow) Morton.
She received her education in local Sudbury schools. She married Charles Johnson in 1936 in Brandon, and they made their home in Sudbury. He died May 28, 1960.
Following the death of her husband she worked at Brandon Training School for many years. She moved to Leicester Junction in the late 1960s.
According to family, she enjoyed country music and dancing. She was a life member of the Champlain Valley Old Time Fiddlers Association. In her earlier years she enjoyed playing guitar and the bones for her family. She was a member of The Brandon Congregational Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Frances Hewes of Brandon, and Marilyn Morton of Newport, S.C.; a son, Richard B. Johnson of Leicester; 16 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren also survive her.
She was predeceased by a son, Lauress Johnson, in 1995; a daughter, Marguerite Ann Smith, in 1996; five brothers, Elywin Morton, Leon Morton, Stanley Morton, James Morton and Joseph Morton; and two sisters, Elizabeth Russell and Lucille Preble.
The memorial service “In Celebration of Her Life” will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Brandon Congregational Church. The Rev. Richard White, pastor, will officiate. Private burial will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.
Memorial gifts may be made to The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733, or The Vermont Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.