February 21, 1942 ~ July 16, 2022

Rose Lorraine Bloxsom Johnson, 80, died July 16, 2022, at UNC Hospitals.

Ms. Johnson was born February 21, 1942, in Alamance County to William Howard Bloxsom Sr. and Vera Helen Trout. She was a member of Center United Methodist Church. Rose was a graduate of Eli Whitney High School. For seven years she worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and many years at Chatham Hospital, but her longest calling was as a dispatcher for the Siler City Police Department, retiring from there after 23 1/2 years. Rose loved Elvis Presley and her dog, which she named Elvis.

In addition to her parents Ms. Johnson was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters, three nieces and a nephew. She was also preceded by her daughter-in-law, Karen Johnson.

Rose is survived by her two sons: Barry S. Johnson Sr. and wife Penny of Snow Camp, and Keith Johnson of Graham; three grandchildren, Scott Johnson, Kyle Johnson and wife Katie, and Taylor Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Kloie and Blair; two nieces, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Park and Rev. Wendy Bishop officiating.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Ms. Johnson’s caregivers Connie Ferguson and Amy Ramsey, along with all the nurses from Home Health.

Smith and Buckner Funeral home is assisting the Johnson family.

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