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Beverly Johnston

Died: January 2, 2020

Beverly Johnston, 88, of Hendersonville, died January 2, 2020 at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation in Flat Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Blanche Rieckhoff, her brother William and her loving husband of 55 years, the Reverend Eugene Clark Johnston, Jr.

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Beverly Johnston, 88, of Hendersonville, died January 2, 2020 at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation in Flat Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Blanche Rieckhoff, her brother William and her loving husband of 55 years, the Reverend Eugene Clark Johnston, Jr.

A native of East Chicago, Indiana, “Mimi”, as she was known by those who loved her the most, graduated from Hanover College prior to a career as an early childhood educator. A constant and steady companion to her husband; their ministry together spanned over five decades. They served together as missionaries in Yuma, Arizona, at countless Methodist churches around the country and she spent the last 20 years of her career as the Director of the Snow Hill Child Enrichment Center at Snow Hill United Methodist Church in Candler.

She was an avid sports fan always enjoying tennis, Notre Dame football and Duke basketball. She loved the sun, birds and children, but most importantly her family. She was the bedrock of her family, graceful and unflappable, and will be missed tremendously. She exemplified in life what the apostle Paul described as the fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

She is survived by her daughter, Sam Johnston, her sons, William Johnston and John Johnston, her grandsons, Joe Johnson, Christopher Johnston and spouse Alicia and Johnathan Johnston and spouse Janice. She is also survived by her three loved and cherished great-grandchildren Cayman, Havana and Joanna.

Honoring her wishes and giving a nod to the fact that she never wished to be the center of attention, there will be no formal services. The family wishes to thank all of the kind and compassionate staff members at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation for their assistance over the last two months. Mimi loves children and believed they should never suffer; therefore, the family asks that any and all memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

 

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