Carol Johnson – Obituary


Carol Diane Johnson, 63, of Wake Forest, N.C.

died  peacefully, surrounded by her family on July 7, 2020. Carol was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late George and Virginia Roehling. She grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan eventually graduating from Western Michigan University, where she met the love of her life and best friend, Mike Johnson. They were married and together they brought two beautiful children into the world, Lindsay and Samuel Johnson. Carol’s life was centered on her family of which, she was fiercely proud. She had a beautiful soul, was always happy and cheerful, accepted people for what they were, put others before herself, and brought joy to every event. Carol was genuine and had an open heart which allowed her to connect with people.

She worked at both Wake Forest and Jones Dairy Elementary Schools for many years which brought lasting friendships. Carol loved children and they were drawn to her. She had a gift of patience and the ability to always bring a little humor to most situations. Carol had a special bond with both her daughter Lindsay and granddaughter Lilly. Time with them brought arts and crafts, baking and celebrating every birthday & holiday on the calendar. She enjoyed gardening with Mike and together they had beautiful flower gardens at their home over the years.

Carol’s passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts but, we find comfort knowing that she was greeted at the gates of heaven by her son “Sammy”, who passed before her and that, she is now resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus Christ our savior.

Carol is survived by her husband Mike, daughter Lindsay (Alan), and their daughter Lilly, all of Wake Forest. She also leaves a very large group of extended family and friends in Michigan which includes: Brothers Carl (Barb), John (Libby), Mark (Pat), sister Kathy (Gary), Mike’s parents Robert and Sally Johnson, along with many in-laws, and nieces/nephews.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Carol loved her school family so please send any donations in her memory to: Jones Dairy Elementary PTA, 1100 Jones Dairy Road, Wake Forest, N.C. 27587.