Carolyn Jane Johnson (Kelley), age 69, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Born in Opp, Alabama, on January 1, 1949, Carolyn Jane Johnson was the youngest of five children to Edith and Alto Kelley. She grew up in Columbus, Georgia, where she met her husband, Edward Glenn Johnson, of almost 53 years. She is survived in death by her dear husband, her son Keith, her daughter Christy, her son-in-law Jeff Stephenson, and her two granddaughters Reagan and Rylan. She fought a hard fight and found peace in the evening of June 13th surrounded by all of her family in her home. Jane was the most amazing wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor, and friend to all of those who knew her. She never knew a stranger, and her family often joked she could talk to a doorknob. She was a strong Christian woman who loved to read, shop for antiques, and spend precious time with her two grand-daughters who were the light of her life. Her life was a blessing, her time a treasure, and she will be missed beyond measure. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Galilean Baptist Church, 1390 Monfort Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family we receive friends from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Jane was my best friend here in Georgia and treated me like a member of her family. I had just moved here from out of state, in a house two doors down from the Johnson’s. She welcomed me over to drink sweet tea and sit with her on her porch swing where she showed me all her beautiful flowers. I could sit there forever listening to her stories. She would go on for hours about all these different people that I didn’t know nor could I keep straight as she veered from one story into another when I had only asked her what kind of tea we were drinking. She had me over to her cottage on the lake and was such a jewel as she took me on a tour of the area. We would go to lunch a couple of times per month to her favorite restaurants. She invited me to her church group which would meet at the Golden Coral for lunch once a month and then we would shop for antiques. Jane knew how to make every moment a joy and she could aways cheer me up even as she was the one in pain.
    Her beautiful bright light now shines in the heavens and will be there waiting to welcome us right next to Jesus when it is our time. I know I can rest easier knowing that I’ll be able to listen to all the delightful news of what is going on in heaven with a delicious ice tea and I’ll be able to hear her infectious laughter when it’s my time. No wonder Jesus wanted her with Him sooner than later. I love you forever Jane; and God Bless Glenn, Keith, Christy, Jeff, Reagin, and Rylan.

  2. I’m also Janes neighbor and also Kim’s mother. I’m so pleased that Kim was Janes good friend. Kim always looked forward to seeing her and doing things with her. I too was invited to join them for lunch. Jane was a delight and I loved how beautiful she kept her yard with all her beautiful flowers. Thank you Jane for being a wonderful friend to my Kim.

  3. Jane was one of my dearest friends. I first met her at church in Lilburn and we became very close (more than 32 years ago). Our friendship was very strong and I knew she was there for me no matter how long it had been since we last talked. Our phone conversations were never quick when we did catch up. I love Jane with all my heart. A funny story we always tease about was when my son was very young we were shopping at Dillard’s and the sales clerk ask if she was my mother and Matt’s grandmother and we all laughed and from that time on she always ask me how her grandson is doing. She was always dressed to the nines and would not go out of the house without makeup. She took pride in so many things in her life. Her grandchildren are the highlight of her life and made her happy each day of their lives. I am blessed to have such a wonderful Christian person as my friend. I love you dear friend.

  4. My heart is so heavy for you, the family. I am thanking the good Lord above for the time I did have with Jane. What a wonderful spirit and heart she has. I love you Jane and you will live forever in my heart.

  5. Sorry to hear about your lost I know it can be difficult to see the brighter side of things when we are faced with these trials but god does promise us that we will have a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family (acts 24:15)

  6. The day I met Jane was truly a delight. She made me laugh and was a joy to be around. She always had something funny to say to me and my husband. No more suffering, she is now enjoying the riches of heaven. I thank God for letting us meet one another.
    To the love ones left behind, know that she is in a better place. Cherish the life she lived. Our love and prayers are with the family. Jimmy/Linda Garcia and Terrance

  7. I have been fortunate throughout my life to make long-lasting friendships. Jane Johnson and I were friends for more than 30 years, but I only met her once in person. Jane was “the voice” behind the company I work for. Jane was the receptionist and first person our clients talked to when calling our company. She was the epitome of kindness and grace; and I swear that some of our customers called just so they could hear her sweet southern drawl answer the phone. She probably got us more business than we will ever know about.
    Twice a year, without fail, I would get a birthday card and anniversary card from Jane. I doubt I was the only one that experienced this and I sometimes think she kept the USPS in business.
    She accepted her cancer with determination and bravery. Observing this from far away, I was amazed at her strength over the past year. She had no fear of her future and seemed completely ready for what was next. I take comfort in this and pray her family can do the same.

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