Ruby Catherine Barnes Johnson

Published 10:09 am Monday, January 16, 2017

Mrs. Ruby Catherine Barnes Johnson, 83, of Cana Road, Mocksville, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born May 2, 1933, in Rowan County, to the late Callie Brinkley Sloan and Joseph Baird Sloan. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Turners Creek Baptist Church in Yadkinville for more than 35 years. As long as her health permitted, she enjoyed sewing and working in her flowers. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Talmadge Johnson; and siblings, Mabel Rivera, David Sloan, Don Sloan and Donnie Barnes.

Survivors: a daughter, Lee Troxell; a son, Mike Johnson (Glenda, whom was a special daughter-in-law), all of Mocksville; four grandchildren, Rachel Stover (Larry), Adam Johnson (Tiffany), Nathan Johnson (Amber Honeycutt) and Nolan Johnson (Tiffany Walker); 4 great-grandchildren, Anna, Austin, Sylas and Jennifer; siblings, Phyllis Tedder, Margie Adams (Avon), Sandy Peak (Eddie) and Dennis Sloan; and several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Tina Adkins, who was her confidant.   

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Scott Welch and Ted Tuggle and Nolan Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Turners Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family receivde friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In honor of Mrs. Ruby and in memory of Connor Gaddy, memorials: Cure SMA, 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove, IL 60007 or at