Jennie Leigh Johnson

  • Born: September 6, 1962
  • Died: September 6, 2021
  • Location: Gramling, South Carolina

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PO Box 192
Inman, SC 29349
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Jennie L. Johnson
Gramling, SC

Jennie Leigh Johnson, 59, of Gramling, South Carolina, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Jennie was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on September 6, 1962, a daughter of Cora Lee (Chapman) Whitfield, of New Prospect, South Carolina and the late Marcus Earl Johnson. She was of the Baptist faith, and was an employee with the United States Postal Service, working in the Gramling Post Office. She always had time for a friendly conversation. She was exceptionally generous and kind to friends and strangers alike. She loved her family, pets and gardening. Jennie was truly a unique person, who will be remembered by all for brightening their lives.
In addition to her mother, Jennie is survived by two sons, Michael McKelvey and his wife, Samatha, of Chesnee, South Carolina; Roy Andrew McKelvey, of Spartanburg, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Leland and Cora Lynn McKelvey; a sister, Paula Johnson Ruehling, of Savannah, Georgia; and a brother, Robbie Johnson, of Saluda, North Carolina; and a special friend, Dwayne Scruggs and his son Jordan.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by a brother, Mark Johnson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Seawright Funeral Home in Inman, South Carolina, conducted by, Revs. Everett Chapman and Heyward Calvert. Visitation will immediately follow the service at the funeral home.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I just found out when I stopped in the Gramling Post Office. I met her there. I do some artistic things and she wrote poetry. We talked about those kind of things. I enjoyed speaking with her.

Posted by Stacey Cummings - Inman, SC - Acquaintance   September 20, 2021

I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. I knew Jennie from the Gramling Post Office and we had some great conversations about anything and everything. I'll miss seeing her, my condolences, Mona D. Woodring

Posted by Mona Woodring - Inman, SC - Acquaintance   September 15, 2021

Jennie was truly a Unique. She loved life in a way that allowed others to view life through many lens. We will all miss her laughter and love!

Posted by Charlotte Blackwell - Raleigh, NC - Family   September 15, 2021

To Cora Lee, Paula and Robby and families, all my Love in this trying time. Hope to see yall soon, I Love you all and pray for you always.

Posted by Chris Chapman - Charlotte, NC - Family   September 14, 2021

I am sad to hear that we have lost the bright and shining light of Jennie. She was such a friendly person. I knew her from being a frequent customer at the Gramling Post Office. We had many deep and interesting conversations. She was a person who truly loved Jesus, so I have faith that I will see her again one day. Rest in peace, Jennie. Until we meet again. You will be missed. Alice Lang

Posted by Alice Lang - Campobello, SC - Acquaintance   September 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this....I loved her since the first day we met...she was my neighbor and couldn't ask for a better one...Prayers for all...

Posted by Gayle Mahaffey - Chesnee, SC - Neighbor   September 09, 2021

praying for this precious family

Posted by lois harmon - Campobello, SC - Family Friend   September 08, 2021

Robbie I am so sorry for your loss. I was so surprised to hear of Jennie's passing. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by Beverly Halford - Campobello, SC   September 08, 2021

Thought the world of her---I knew her all her life---I knew the whole family from grand parents on down----They were wonderful people-----Steve Cothran

Posted by steve cothran - chesnee, SC - Friend   September 08, 2021

What happen ?u was always there for me talking to me being sweet Stan know u prayers for the family

Posted by Karen Foster - Family Friend   September 08, 2021

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