CLAYTON — Sarah Tart Johnson, 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and loved ones Thursday, March16,2017. Sarah was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Dunn, N.C., to the late John Mangum Tart and Amelia Lee Tart. Sarah was an operating room nurse for many years, working at Wake Medical Center and Dorthea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., as well as Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, N.C.
In 1950, Sarah married Robert L. Johnson, formerly of Dunn, N.C. Robert was her beloved husband and revered father to five daughters until his death in 1996.
During her lifetime, Sarah Johnson was a devout Catholic and she often served as a soloist for mass. She partnered with her husband in establishing and maintaining a working farm for many years. Sarah enjoyed the beauty of nature and she cherished her children and grandchildren.
Sarah Johnson is survived by her five daughters, Anna Polovick of Belhaven, N.C., Julie Stewart of Wilson’s Mills, N.C., Barbara Clayton and Laura Parrish of Clayton, N.C., and Christi West of Williamsburg, Va. Sarah has 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
There was a wake for Mrs. Johnson Sunday evening, March 19, at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, N.C., at 6 p.m. A mass to celebrate her life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 4057 U.S. 70 Highway Business, Clayton, N.C.
Mrs. Johnson will be buried in the Lee-Johnson Cemetery in Meadow, N.C., aside her husband of many years.
Sarah Johnson received excellent care at Johnston Medical Center in Clayton, N.C., and Hospice Services of Johnson County. The family would like to formally thank the doctors and staff of both facilities.
Sarah Tart Johnson