Peggy (Phillps) Johnson

March 28, 1942 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 78)



Mrs. Peggy Johnson passed away at Conway Medical Center on Friday, May 1st, 2020, after an extended illness.

Peggy was the eldest daughter born to the late Jessie Norman and Louise Phillips on March 28, 1942. She was educated in the public schools of Horry County and a 1960 graduate of Whittemore High School, Conway, SC.

Peggy was employed as an Administrative Specialist with the SC Dept of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and retired in 2005 after more than 29 years of service.

Peggy truly loved God and was a member of Salem AME Church where she served dutifully, willingly, and faithfully in many capacities until her death. She kept the doors of God’s house as an Usher, sang the songs of Zion as a member of the church choir, assisted with the elements  of sacrament as a Stewardess, served as Missionary President, helped to develop young minds as YPD Director, saw to the needs of the church as a Trustee, Chair of the Pastor’s Aide Ministry, culinary director/kitchen manager,  and in house chef.  

Anyone who knew Peggy,, knew all too well that she was blessed with the gift of cooking, and what an excellent cook she was!  She enjoyed preparing and sharing the bounty from her kitchen, in meals and many varieties of baked goods, not only with her family, but her church members, friends and neighbors.  She was also an entrepreneur, often engaged to cater events around the county.

Her favorite hobbies were cooking, baking, fishing, cross stitch and traveling.

Peggy married the love of her life, George Johnson, more than 59 years ago.  In 2011, Peggy and George were gifted with a 50th anniversary trip to Hawaii, by their children, and finally had a formal wedding ceremony.  They loved each other unconditionally and remained husband and wife until death took her George on April 5, 2020.

George and Peggy were proud parents to five children:  Al; Eric(Tammy); Amanda(Clarence); Abdul(Collette); and Shaheeda.  Grandparents to eleven precious grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several adopted grandchildren who will always carry her in their hearts as their  loving Nanna.  Peggy also leaves to cherish her memory, several nieces and nephews.   

Peggy will continue to live on in the hearts and memories of her siblings, Lula Bell, Harry, Charles, Debbie, and Dorothy.  

Welcoming her into heaven will be her loving husband, George, her mother and father, five brothers and two sisters.

Peggy’s loving, gentle, kind spirit and the essence of her being will surely be missed by her family, and all those who knew her.


The family of Mrs. Peggy Johnson acknowledges with profound gratitude all acts of kindness shown to us during her illness and transition.  Your prayers, calls, and support has made this season much easier for us to bear.  Thank you and may God richly bless you.

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May 6, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McKiever Funeral Home
1408 Race Path Avenue
Conway, SC 29526

Graveside Service
May 7, 2020

10:00 AM
Salem African Methodist
8381 Salem Church Road
Bucksport, SC 29527

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