Mary Bell Locklear Johnson



Mary Bell Johnson, age 71 of Laurel Hill passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Sandhills Freewill Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Willie Jacobs and Rev. Robert Starner. Burial will follow in Sandhills Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mary Bell was born on May 2, 1947 in Scotland County, a daughter of the late Charlie Locklear and Careola Locklear. She worked many years for Meritor Manufacturing and was a member of Sandhills Freewill Baptist Church. Mary Bell enjoyed gardening, flowers, hummingbirds and listening to gospel music. She also loved saltwater fishing, camping and going to the mountains. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will truly be missed.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Ray Johnson, Sr. and her sister, Mary Thelma Green.

Mary Bell leaves behind her daughter, Heather Cole Uzzell (Chris); grandchild, Cole Uzzell all of Laurel Hill; daughter Lori Bryan of Kinston; son, Charlie Johnson, Jr. of Greenville; brother, Fred Locklear and sister, Mary Frances Starner both of Laurel Hill and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18th at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Memorial donations may be made to Sandhills Freewill Baptist Church, 21421 Crawford Lake Road, Laurel Hill, NC 28351.