Catherine Pearl "Sissy" Johnson

March 19, 1944 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 77)


Catherine Pearl “Sissy” Johnson, age 77, of the Fredricktown Community of Washington County, passed away at 6:32 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her home.

A native of Nelson County, she was born on March 19, 1944 to the late J.C. and Ruth Metcalf Smith.

She was of the Catholic faith and a former employee of Fruit of the Loom and TACK.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Beverly Humphrey and a brother, Daniel Smith.

Survivors include two daughters, Dianne (Jody) Yates, Mary Phyillis (Mike) Chesser; a son, Herman Johnson all of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Amanda Johnson, Kelly (Aaron) Hall, Shawn (Brandy) Johnson, Ethan Chesser, Phillip Chesser, Michael Chesser and Josh Sparrow; seven great grandchildren, Shelby Johnson, Dalila Chesser, Jackson Hall, Sampson Chesser, Braden Hall, Isabella Johnson and Briar Chesser; a special friend, Mike Christerson of Springfield; four sisters, Anna Mary Nation of Taylorsville, Patsy Modesty of Seymour, IN, Hazel (Billy) Smith of Bardstown and June (Roy) Abston of Tennessee; five brothers, Jim “Dudie” (Faye) Smith of Ohio, Michael Smith of  Tennessee, Sammy Smith of Bardstown, Bobby (Henrietta) Smith of Tennessee and Tommy (Phyllis) Smith of Shepherdsville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 26th at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Tobe Yankey, officiating.

Burial will be in the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Nelson County.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jody Yates, Aaron Hall, Joe Culver, Brad Christerson, Douglas Spalding, D.J. Smith, Robbie Smith and Mason Moore.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Thursday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

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March 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

Funeral Service
March 26, 2021

1:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

March 26, 2021

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery
CR 1115 Springfield Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

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