Margie E. Johnston passed away surrounded by family and friends on March 8, 2023. She was born on August 21, 1938 to the late Thomas and Ruth Elliott in Atlanta, Georgia. Margie was known for her incredible faith and godliness. She prayed without ceasing and would often tell her friends and family of the prayers she had spoken on their behalf. The love she had for her family was unending and evident to anyone who visited her home. Margie’s love and commitment to her late husband, Walter, was inspiring to all who spent time with them, especially their children and grandchildren. She laughed big and loved bigger, and for that reason she was always the life of the party. Her laughter and jokes filled a room so fully that before you’d enter, you knew Margie was present. Her goodness and love extended through her hands as Margie was crafty and had the greenest of thumbs. Every year her plants and flowers served as a reminder of the beauty and resiliency present in all things created by God. In a brief visit to her home, you would see countless trinkets, chairs, or even rocks painted by her hand.
Margie was a faithful member of New Georgia Baptist Church and served the congregation through her membership in the choir. She loved to sing, and her beautiful voice could be recognized by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Robert Johnston Sr. She is survived by her children, Precilla (Kent) Hubbard, Patrice (Mark) Lawson, Walter Robert (Lori) Johnston Jr.; six grandchildren, Bryan, Adam, Lindsey, Hannah, Andrew, Amanda, Alisha, Molly; and eight great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at New Georgia Baptist Church from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Funeral services for Mrs. Johnston will begin at 1:00pm with Dr. Keith Stell, Dr. Jim Burnette, and Brother Charlie Grinsted officiating. Interment will follow at Power Springs Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers.
Clark Funeral Home is honored to care for the Johnston family during this difficult time.