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Abbeville First Baptist Church
Saturday August 13th, 2022

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M. J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery
Friday August 19th, 2022

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Doris Johnston

Doris Ethel Kelly Johnston, 96, resident of The Renaissance in Due West, widow of Robert Samuel Johnston, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Saviour Jesus on Monday, August 8, 2022 at The Renaissance.

Born in Greenville, SC she was the daughter of the late William Franklin Kelly and Ethel Pickel Kelly and grew up in Six Mile, SC. and attended Liberty (SC) High School. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and twin brother Doyle Kelly, and her husband Bob.

Residing for 50 years in Sandy Springs, Georgia, she was a faithful homemaker and was married to her husband Bob for 64 years. After his death, she moved to The Renaissance in Due West, SC. She was a beloved member of The First Baptist Church of Abbeville. “Miz Doris” will be missed by her loving family and many friends.

Survivors include: Two sons: Dr. Bruce Johnston (Sandra) of Abbeville, SC and   Rev. Daniel C. Lewis of Florida; five grandchildren: Mark Samuel Johnston (Andrea) , Andrew Michael Johnston (Jennifer), Thomas Benjamin Johnston (Leigh), Cristina Gossage (Jake), and Jeffery Johnston (Morgan). She also has ten great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary of The First Baptist Church of Abbeville with the Revs. Chris Guire and Roy Beckham officiating. The inurnment service will be held on Friday August 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM in Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

The family is at the home of her son Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Johnston, 200 Millwood Rd. Abbeville, SC.

Memorials in memory of Doris may be made to The Gideons International (Abbeville Camp), PO Box 1126, Abbeville, SC 29620.

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Andy Johnston Aug 13 2022 1:41 PM

Mrs. Doris, it was my pleasure to help take care of you while I worked at The Renaissance. You always made me smile and I am so glad you nicknamed me Happy. I know you are rejoicing in Heaven and go rest high on that mountain. My love always!!!!!

Kim Jordan Aug 12 2022 3:37 PM

Loved getting to know her! Sweet lady.

Barry and Janet Ferguson Aug 11 2022 7:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Johnston

Jim & Miriam White Aug 11 2022 7:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Johnston

Denise McGaha Aug 10 2022 11:27 AM

She was a beautiful and very sweet lady. Sympathy to her precious family and friends.

Carol and Gordon "Ben" Speer Aug 10 2022 11:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Johnston

Johnny C.Page Aug 9 2022 6:55 PM