Nancy O. Johnson

January 26, 1935 - October 20, 2018
Nancy O. Johnson

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Nancy Olga Johnson, of Brevard and formerly of Hendersonville, NC, passed away in her home early Saturday morning, October 20, 2018 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Johnson was born on Saturday, January 26, 1935 in Perth Amboy, NJ to the late Michael J. and Peren (Ewanciw) Tirpak.

On September 17, 1955 in St. James Catholic Church in Woodbridge, NJ, as the former Nancy Olga Tirpak, she married her loving husband of 56 years, Mr. John Robert Johnson who died on November 19, 2011. Mrs. Johnson was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard where she was an active member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Guild.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted son, Thomas R. Johnson and wife, Mary, of Katy, TX; five grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Lucas, Parker and Tanner; and two great-grandchildren, Carson and Addison. Also surviving are her sister, Rose Ann and husband, Edward Mikilitus II, of Bloomsburg, PA; an aunt, Annie Marciniak of Freehold, NJ; a niece, Jeannette and husband, Brad Senko, and a nephew, Edward Mikilitus III.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in celebration of Mrs. Johnson’s life at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning October 23, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Brian Berg Drive, Brevard, NC with Rev. Shawn M. O’Neal as celebrate.

The family will receive friends prior to the Mass from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the church. At the family’s request there will be a funerary reception following services in the church hall to which all are invited. Interment services will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park in Hendersonville, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Johnson to the Sacred Heart Ladies Guild, 150 Brian Berg Drive, Brevard, NC 28712.

Nancy will be deeply missed by her loving and devoted family and many dear friends. May God grant her eternal rest.

Arrangements for Mrs. Johnson are in the care of Shuler Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at


Tuesday, October 23, 2018
11:00 AM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Directions
100 Brian Berg Lane
Brevard, NC 28712


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Shepherd Memorial Park - Directions
5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Directions
100 Brian Berg Lane
Brevard, NC 28712

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  • October 24, 2018
    Lucas Johnston says:
    Rest in peace Grandma. May the Angels listen to all of your stories. We'll miss you.

  • October 27, 2018
    Josephine Drakeford says:
    Dear Ones, we are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our condolences. In the beginning death was never meant to be. Death exists because of Adamic sin. Adam and Eve lost the hope of living forever without dying. The Bible helps us to understand how Jehovah and Jesus feel about death. Jesus, who perfectly reflected his Father, knew the pain of losing someone in death. (John 14:9) When he was in Jerusalem, Jesus used to visit Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha, who lived in the nearby town of Bethany. They became close friends. The Bible says: “Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.” (John 11:5) Lazarus died. Jesus resurrected Lazarus as well as others -- Jesus did not claim to perform this amazing miracle on his own. In his prayer just before calling out to Lazarus, he made it clear that Jehovah was the Source of the resurrection. (Read John 11:41, 42.) This was not the only time that Jehovah used his power in this way. The resurrection of Lazarus is just one of nine miracles of this kind recorded in God’s Word. twould never forget. The apostle Peter resurrected the Christian woman Dorcas.​—Acts 9:36-42 Of course, those resurrected by Jesus eventually died again. Does this mean that it was pointless to resurrect them? Not at all. These Bible accounts confirm important truths and give us hope. "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”​—Joh 5:25-29. Nancy's resurrection will be similar to that of a woman mentioned in the Bible by the name of Dorcas: Now there was in Jopʹpa a disciple named Tabʹi·tha, which means, when translated, “Dorʹcas.” She abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy that she was making. 37 But in those days she fell sick and died. So they bathed her and laid her in an upper room. 38 Since Lydʹda was near Jopʹpa, when the disciples heard that Peter was in that city, they sent two men to him to urge him: “Please come to us without delay.”* 39 At that Peter got up and went with them. And when he arrived, they led him up into the upper room; and all the widows presented themselves to him, weeping and showing many garments and robes that Dorʹcas had made while she was with them. 40 Peter then put everyone outside,+ and kneeling down, he prayed. Then turning toward the body, he said: “Tabʹi·tha, rise!” She opened her eyes, and as she caught sight of Peter, she sat up.+ 41 Giving her his hand, he raised her up, and he called the holy ones and the widows and presented her alive.+ 42 This became known throughout all Jopʹpa, and many became believers in the Lord.+ 43 He remained for quite a few days in Jopʹpa with a tanner named Simon. - Acts 9:36-43. The Bible’s resurrection accounts teach us much about the resurrection to come. People who were restored to life right here on earth were reunited with their loved ones. The future resurrection will be similar​—but much better. As we learned in Chapter 3, God’s purpose is that the whole earth be made into a paradise. So the dead will not be raised to life in a world filled with war, crime, and sickness. They will have an opportunity to live forever on this earth in peaceful and happy conditions. 17. How extensive will the resurrection be? 17 Who will be resurrected? Jesus said that “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus’] voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29) Similarly, Revelation 20:13 says: “The sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them.” (See the Appendix article “What Are Sheol and Hades?”) This collective grave will be emptied. All those billions who rest there will live again. The apostle Paul said: “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) What does that mean? In Paradise, the dead will rise and be reunited with their loved ones 18. Who are included among “the righteous” who are to be resurrected, and how may this hope affect you personally? 18 “The righteous” include many of the people we read about in the Bible who lived before Jesus came to the earth. You might think of Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Ruth, Esther, and many others. Some of these men and women of faith are discussed in the 11th chapter of Hebrews. But “the righteous” also include Jehovah’s servants who die in our time. Thanks to the resurrection hope, we do not have to be afraid of dying.​—Hebrews 2:15. Nancy, along with trillions of the dead will have their lives restored on a paradise earth.