Ms. Patsy Ann Johnson, 71, was born in Iredell County on June 7, 1952, to the late John Johnson and Rossie Maddox. She departed this life on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Autumn Care of Statesville, N.C.

Patsy attended Iredell County Schools and was at one time employed at Payola Textiles as a sewer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her lifelong partner, James Woodrow Rankin; two brothers, Michael Johnson and John “J.D.” Johnson; and a sister, Barbara Maddox.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life four sons, Michael Anthony (Juanique) Johnson, Derrick Dwayne (Desare K. Dayes) Johnson, Patrick Adam Johnson, and Eric Eugene Johnson; stepchildren, Latiti Rankin, Drua Bellamy, Fredrick Rankin, and Franklin Bellamy; one brother, John Johnson Jr.; four sisters, Betty Maddox, Doris Johnson, Phyllis Johnson, and Kay Johnson; grandchildren, Michael (Keosha) Johnson Jr., Kierra Alayah Johnson, Travis (Kayla) Ramsue, Unique Sytrice Johnson, Derrick Johnson Jr., Yasmine Roseboro, Mary Johnson, Brelen Johnson, and Eric Eugene Johnson Jr.; great grandchildren, Akari Johnson, Kensleigh Armstrong-Keith, Brabin Ramsue, and Bryce Ramsue; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Statesville, N.C. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Johnson family.