OBITUARY: Deanna Johnson Wilson


Mrs. Deanna Johnson Wilson, age 79 of Lebanon, passed away peacefully at her home on April 28, 2024, following an extended decline in health.

Born December 24, 1944, in Chattanooga, TN, she was the daughter of the late Finis Quay Johnson and Mabel Hudson Johnson.

She was a 1962 graduate of Lipscomb High School and attended David Lipscomb University. Early in her working career, she served as Appointment Secretary for former Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn. She later worked as an administrative assistant at Friendship Christian School for over twenty years and then finally retired from the former Academy Bank in Lebanon.

She was a faithful member of the Adams Avenue Church of Christ. For years she enjoyed singing with Heaven’s Song Ensemble and Friends traveling around singing at various Churches of Christ.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Janice (Frankie) Boynton, Anita (John) Luther; mother and father-in-law, Lottie and Garland Wilson; brother-in-law, Gary Wilson.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Howard Wilson; daughter, Kris (Tyson) Davis; two grandchildren: Greer and Adi Reece Davis; sister-in-law, Rita (David) Maynard; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Stan Stevenson and Jim Byrd officiating. Interment – Cedar Grove Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation Tuesday 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.


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