Thedeous (Thurmond) Johnson

Born: Thu., Jul. 3, 1924
Died: Wed., Sep. 28, 2016


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 02, 2016
Location: First United Methodist Church North Campus Family Life Center


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Oct. 02, 2016
Location: First United Methodist Church of Greensboro - North Campus


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Thedeous Thurmond Lewis Johnson
 
Thedeous Thurmond Lewis Johnson passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Savannah Court of Lake Oconee.  She was 92.  A lifelong resident of Greene County, Thedeous was born July 3, 1924 in Greensboro, Georgia.  She was the daughter and youngest of seven children born to the late Alexander McHenry Thurmond and Dida Mae Allen.  She graduated from Greensboro High School.  In 1954 she began her working career for Greene County Department of Family and Children Services as a case worker.  After 31 plus years of service she retired in 1985 as the Director.  She was a proud and longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Greensboro, GA and a member of the Meadowcrest Club. “Miss Thedeous,” as so many called her, kept a bible in every room of her house for overnight visitors. She enjoyed reading, gardening, quilting, playing cards and spending time on her riding lawnmower.  She was a friend to many and loved being with others, but her family was most important.
 
She was preceded in death by her husbands Waldo Johnson Lewis, Sr. and William R. “Bill” Johnson, Jr.; daughter, Toni Barnhart; and siblings, G.M. “Dick” Thurmond, Winnie Smith, Ruby Fears, Calvin Thurmond, Pope Thurmond and John Thurmond.   She is survived by her daughter Jana Chillemi and husband Tom of Sky Valley, GA; son, Johnny Lewis of Greensboro, GA; seven grandchildren; John Chillemi and wife Daniela, Tommy Chillemi and wife Tori, Nicole Chillemi, Laura Ashley Lewis, Valerie Barnhart, Bobbie Barnhart and Kelsey Barnhart; six great grandchildren, Jack Chillemi, Olivia Chillemi, Paul Chillemi, Annabella Chillemi, Thomas Chillemi and Hudson Chillemi.  She was also blessed with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, many friends and extended family members.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church North Campus, 202 W. Broad, Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Mike Morgan and Rev. Hugh Hendrickson officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at the Family Life Center.  Burial will follow in the Greensboro City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  Serving as honorary pallbearers are John Chillemi, Tommy Chillemi, David Barnhart and Tom Chillemi.  In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Smith Oliver
   Posted Fri September 30, 2016
God surely has Blessed Her Soul in death as she Blessed so many throughout her life with service to/for others.

We had such a nice visit with her at Savannah Court a Month ago in August. She told other in the room about her 'carrying' me around on her hip when I was a disabled toddler and she would be visiting my sister Murlene Oliver.

What a blessing to have known her ALL my Life . May she Rest in Peace among God's Angels.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Fri September 30, 2016
Jana, Johnny, Toni and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the
days and weeks to come.

Amy Duvall Davis
   Posted Fri September 30, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Thedeous's passing. I visited with her this summer when I was down. It was such a blessing to grow up knowing her as a neighbor and friend. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

Betty Jordan
   Posted Fri September 30, 2016
Jana, Johnny, & Family

With deepest sympathy to you and all of the family. My sister Fay and I went to visit her in Savannah Court and I called her the last time she was in the Hospital in Athens but as much pain as she was in she was always so nice and glad to see you when ever you visited her. She truly loved her family and she knew her family truly loved her. God bless each one.

Susan Granitz Paul
   Posted Fri September 30, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Thedeous. She was a kind and loving person and was a good friend to my Mom. As I got to know her, she became a friend to me also. She touched so many people and will be greatly missed.

Susan (Granitz) Paul

Don and Shirley Channell
   Posted Fri September 30, 2016
Dear Johnny, Jana, and Families,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Thedeous was dear to us. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

Don and Shirley

Johnnie & Jane satterfield
   Posted Fri September 30, 2016
Johnnie and I were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a sweet lady and a dear friend. She will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nat Harwell
   Posted Sat October 01, 2016
One of the nicest, most wonderful, caring people I've ever known, "Miss Thedeous" kept in touch with me over the decades - most recently we were "Facebook Friends" and would occasionally send "Private Messages" to each other. Just a few weeks ago she messaged that she had "news" for me, but we never got closure on that one - I'll have to ask her about it when I get where I'm goin' ... which is where she is now! Heaven has been enriched with her presence, and I can only send prayers of condolence to the family and wide circle of friends. Lamentably, I can not attend her visitation and burial service. But she knows... that not only I...but all of us, will continue to hold her in our hearts. God bless the family and "Miss Thedeous."

Miriam Lewis
   Posted Sat October 01, 2016
Johnny, Jana & Family

With deepest sympathy to you and all of the family.

Billy Corry
   Posted Sat October 01, 2016
Jana and Johnny, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother Miss Thedeous. My prayers will be with both of you but as for her our FATHER in Heaven the great I AM THAT I AM HE has welcomed her with open arms I feel sure. She ill never suffer another heartache of any kind but will delight in serving GOD from now on.
GOD be with both of you in these tender hours.

Billy Corry

Fay O'Neal Knight
   Posted Sat October 01, 2016
Dear Jana, Johnny & Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Thedeous passing. I had several really nice visits with her since I have been at Savannah Court. She was a special lady and always made me feel that she was so glad to see me, even when she wasn't feeling well. She will certainly be missed. I am praying that GOD will wrap His loving arms around all of you and give you peace and comfort during this sad time.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sat October 01, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to the family during this sad time.

Martha Dyar
   Posted Sun October 02, 2016
My heart is heavy this morning as we say goodbye to my dear friend Thedeous. We had so much fun traveling the US and Nova Scotia.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Sun October 02, 2016
Jana, Johnny and family,
We wish to extend our sincerest sympathies in the loss of Thedeous, your Mom and Grandmother. What a sweet lady! But we know she is no longer in pain now and was greeted by her sweet Toni. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now.

Ennis R. Eaton
   Posted Sun October 02, 2016
Jana, Johnny and Family
Just got in from a squadron reunion in Jacksonville, Fl. It broke my heart to learn of your Mother's passing. I have known her and have spent the night so many times when we were going to elementary school. She was always so wonderful to me. You guys were blessed to have her as your mother. Just know that you are in my prayers and praying that GOD sends you HIS grace and blessings.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Sun October 02, 2016
My love , prayers and deepest sympathy. I am so thankful that I had time to hold her hand and see her on Monday. She had been such a faithful one to come to devotions at Savannah Court. Sorry I was out of time and missed the service. Love and prayers, Jane Cobb

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Mon October 03, 2016
Dear Johnny,

I was so sorry to hear about your mother. You are in my prayers.

Jeni & Mike Norris
   Posted Tue October 04, 2016
With deepest sympathy.18

Cheilon Bell
   Posted Fri October 07, 2016
Deepest sympathy - wishing much love and comfort - (1 Cor 1:3,4)

Ed Stone
   Posted Wed October 12, 2016
Miss Thedeous was a dear friend. Jana was like a sister and Johnny like a younger brother. What a special family she will be sorely missed. My deepest sympanthy goes out to Jana and Johnny. Heaven has been enriched with her presence. God bless the family and "Miss Thedeous."