Frances Kay Johnson Lyerly passed away Sunday June 10, 2018 at her home in Whitesburg, Tn. She was born January 27, 1943 in Wise County, Va., the daughter of the late Edgar and Maude Freeman Johnson. Kermit married Frances at the First Baptist Church in Jenkins, Ky August 4, 1962.
She was saved at Scripture Memory Mountain Mission Camp at Emmalena, Ky at the age of eleven.
Frances and Kermit lived in Kirtland, Oh. where she served faithfully at Willoughby Baptist Church for 42 years. They later moved to Whitesburg, Tn in 2003 and became members of Russellville Baptist Church.
Frances was the first person to graduate from the Cleveland branch of Boyce Bible School and also the first woman in Ohio to graduate from Boyce Bible School, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky in 1986.
Kermit survives her as well as two sisters, Jean Johnson of Columbia, Ky and Mary Pritchard of Jenkins, Ky; two special friends, Claudia Holbrook and Frances Howard and a host of friends who mourn her passing. The family would like to extend special thanks to Lana Kennedy, Edith Aduana, and Bobby Greene; their extended family at Russellville Baptist Church for all their visits, preparation of meals, prayers and support; the special people with Smoky Mtn. Hospice, Ashleigh, Kathy, Heather, Meagan, Rebecca, Shanta and James. You all have been a wonderful blessing to your family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Russellville Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Russellville Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Gene Nelson officiating. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Creech’s Chapel Cemetery
Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.