August 28, 1934 - July 16, 2021
June Watson Johnson, 86, passed away, peacefully in her Tallahassee home on Friday, July 16, 2021, with her loving family present. She was born Billie June Aldridge on August 28, 1934, in the Hughes community of Avery County, NC. She grew up with her adoptive parents, George Earlin and M. Agnes “Jo” Watson, in Miami, FL. When asked how she wanted to be remembered, June said, “I loved Jesus Christ all my life and sought to follow His teachings. I tended to love everyone I met and saw them as a child of God. I enjoyed living and using the talents God gave me as a gift to others.” June graduated from FSU with a degree in Elementary Education and later earned her Master’s in Elementary Science. During her teaching career, she was “that teacher” adored by the hundreds of lives she changed with her loving, gracious, kind, creative, and adventuresome ways. Her career spanned from 1958 – 1992, and she taught elementary students at Old Sealey and WT Moore in Tallahassee. She was director of Project New Adventure in Learning (NAIL), a highly successful, nationwide program that taught teachers how to teach. She was a charter member of Tallahassee Bible Church, where she faithfully played piano for 25 years. June was an avid artist, filling her home with beautiful paintings and sketches which are cherished by everyone. June is survived by her daughters Julie Eidson (John), Laura Wilder (Jacke), Patty Durham (Andy), Donie Nichols (Ted), nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Donald Arthur Johnson. Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Bevis Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:00 am at Bevis Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to either Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or to Tallahassee Bible Church, 4830 Bradfordville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32309. Todd Wahlquist with Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the Johnson family with their arrangements.
June Watson Johnson, 86, passed away, peacefully in her Tallahassee home on Friday, July 16, 2021, with her loving family present. She was born Billie June Aldridge on August 28, 1934, in the Hughes community of Avery County, NC. She grew... View Obituary & Service Information
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