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Helen Swinzinsky Johnson

Mrs. Helen Swizinsky Johnson, 97, of Advance, died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 1, 1923 in Nanty-Glo, Pa. to John and Mary Swizinsky. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Redland Church, IPHC. She was a past member of Mocks United Methodist Church where she enjoyed teaching the senior ladies’ Sunday School class for many years. She loved reading, cooking, gardening, sewing, and outings with her daughter but most of all, she loved her birds and two recent loyal dog companions, Millie and Teeny.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, W. Roscoe Johnson; 2 brothers, Willie and Stanley Swizinsky; a sister, Veronica “Red” Michalek.

Surviving: her daughter, Veronica “Roni” Barney (Tommy); 2 grandchildren, Janis Mayers (Brian), Jason Barney, and her granddog, Twiggy; and caregivers, Joyce McClamrock, Tracie Staples-Bolduc, Vickie Frye, and staff at WellCare Hospice.

She greeted everyone with a smile and shared her laughter while caring for others. Her wit and sense of humor will live on through her colorful stories of her life experiences.

Memorials: Davie Senior Services, Attn: Kelly Sloan, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville for the Robotic Therapy Pet Program to give comfort to Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients; or the Humane Society of Davie Spay/Neuter Program, 1469 N. Main St., Mocksvill.

Anyone wishing to view Mrs. Johnson or to sign a guest book, may do so at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5. A funeral service with social distancing guidelines will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Redland Church, IPHC with Pastor Dave Richardson Jr. and Tommy Barney officiating. There will be a private graveside service following at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.

Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.