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Burlington – Lillian “Tootie” Kirby Johnson, 89, went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2019 at her daughter, Patty’s home surrounded by her family. She was born in Wythe County, VA on December 31, 1929 to the late John Daniel and LaEuna Gravley Kirby. In 1950 she met Rexford Johnson to whom she was married for 61 years.
Lillian was a longtime resident of Siler City and an active member of Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher. Upon relocating to Burlington in 1993, she became an active member of Burlington Assembly of God and was an original managing partner for Johnson and Associates.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia “Patty” Johnson Cox and husband Kenny; son, Michael Kirby Johnson and wife Debbie; grandchildren, Adam Johnson, Lindsey Isley (Josh), Andrea Matthews (Mitchell) and Jonathon Cox; great grandchildren, Ryan Isley, Raelyn Isley, Emerson Kate Matthews; sister, Barbara Dean of Virginia Beach, VA and her longtime caregiver, Patricia Paylor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; brother, John Daniel Kirby and sisters, Roberta Manuel and Catherine Aker.
A service to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held 12:00 noon on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Bryan Rainbow and Pastor Mike Johnson with a private burial to follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday and other times at the daughter’s home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Burlington Assembly of God, 821 Tucker St., Burlington, NC 27215.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.