Betty Jo Johnson Fowler: Green Sea

1939 – 2021

     Betty Jo Johnson Fowler passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at her home in Green Sea. She was 81.

     Mrs. Fowler was born May 8, 1939 in Tabor City to the late Rev. Willie Johnson and the late Mrs. Minerva Powell Johnson.

     Mrs. Fowler was a retired office manager for Carolina Eastern and a longtime active member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Fowler loved gardening and spending quality time traveling with her family and close friends. She also adored sharing her love for her Lord and Savior by traveling to various churches and singing hymns of praise with her Johnson sisters.

     Survivors include her three daughters, Sherry Fowler Quick and husband Billy of Green Sea, Tanya Denise Fowler of Tabor City, and Buffy Fowler Ward of Green Sea; four grandchildren, Caleb Ward, Caite Ward, Ashley Clemons and husband Dono, and Patrick Young; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Clemons and Payton Clemons; five brothers, Billy Johnson and wife Nancy of Pennsylvania, Wayne Johnson of Whiteville, Van Johnson and wife Jenny of Conway, Dan Johnson and wife Nancy of Texas, and Robby Johnson and wife, Donna of Nichols; two sisters, Gayle Hardee of Green Sea and Phylis Williams of Tabor City; special aunt Dorothy Kegeris; and a close personal friend, Odell Dorman.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Fowler was predeceased by her husband, Elroy Fowler.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Dean Cartrette and Rev. Chris Hardee officiating, committal services following at the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends immediately following the committal service.

     Those who wish may make memorials to Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Phylis Williams, 1002 Stake Road, Tabor City, NC 28463.

     A guest register is available here.