Molly Rebecca Johnson

October 25, 1969 - August 8, 2016
Molly Rebecca Johnson

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On October 25, 1969 the Lord blessed the Johnson family with a special-needs child, Molly Rebecca Johnson.

Molly was born with cerebral palsy. As a young child she became dependent on continued tube feedings. Due to bilateral hip dislocations and accompanying arthritis, she was never able to walk. Although Molly was never able to walk or talk, she would not let anything take away her happy spirit.

Molly attended Helping Hand Day Care Center, Asheville’s Orthopedic Hospital for specialized training, Black Mountain Center, Country Cove Group Home and the Brian Center of Hendersonville. One year in her early life she was honored to have served as the North Carolina Easter Seal Child. One of her ultimate joys was spending time with her family at Disney World. During Molly’s life she was near death several times. It was during one of these times that the Lord revealed to Amelia, her mother, that when the day came for Him to call Molly home to Heaven, Molly would hear Him say to her: “Come along with me, Sweet Molly. You have accomplished the task I gave you to do.” She did hear this on August 8, 2016.

Molly is survived by her mother, Amelia Coates Johnson; her sister, Melissa Ann Johnson; and an uncle, David Earl Coates. Her father, Jefferson Davis Johnson, and her brother, Douglas Brion Johnson preceded her in death.

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, a time of visitation will begin at the First Alliance Church of Hendersonville at 10:00am followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am. Pastors Ron Glass and Donald Chapman will officiate. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the workers at the Brian Center for their years of caring. Also the family would especially like to thank Dr. Randy Tryon and his staff for their compassionate care given to Molly throughout the years.

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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  • October 25, 2022
    promocig says:
    I am sorry, this variant does not approach me. Who else, what can prompt?

  • August 10, 2016
    Mary K Thompson says:
    Prayers for Molly's mother and family. She was such a sweet, happy person. Her mother is a special lady too. It was a privilege to meet and know them. Prayers of strength and healing for the family.

  • August 10, 2016
    Charlene Harris says:
    I did not have privilege of knowing Molly but how happy she much be to be in the arms of the Lord and to walk run talk breathe with not restrictions. Thinking of the family.

  • August 10, 2016
    Harriet Dorsey Sterling says:
    One of the joys of my years volunteering at the Brian Center was being greeted by Molly at the front door.....and her hats!! And oh, to get a Molly smooch! What a blessing she was to me and to many. Prayers of love and comfort to the family and friends. I know Molly is walking, talking and smiling her way around her heavenly home.

  • August 10, 2016
    Colleen Woolley says:
    I did not know Molly but her story has touched me.I offer condolences to her family members and know that Molly is resting peacefully now.With love and thoughts to Melissa xx