May 24, 1946 - February 8, 2020 Betty M. Benfield Johnson, 73, of Statesville passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born May 24, 1946, to the late Charlie Albert Benfield and Effie Campbell Benfield. Betty was a graduate of Harmony High School and was self-employed at Johnson Farms. She loved working in her flowers. You would also find her with a camera in her hand taking pictures of birds and butterflies. She enjoyed writing poems. She loved her Lord and enjoyed being with her family. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 54 years, Donald R. Johnson, son; Timmy D. Johnson, two daughters, Lorrie J. Redmond (Joe), and Donna Finlayson; three grandchildren whom she loved and adored, Daniel Redmond, Rebecca Redmond and Tyler Finlayson; her brother, Donald L. Benfield; a very special family member, Duncan Finlayson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 14, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church at 2 p.m., with the Revs. Jerry Varner, Byron Allison and David Childress officiating. Burial will follow in Olin UMC Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m., prior to the service. Nicholson Funeral Home www.nicholsonfunerals.com
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