Mrs. Estelle Bess Johnson was born in Darlington County on August 7, 1930. A daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Jackson Bess. She entered her final resting place on May 18, 2019, at her home. She received her formal education at the Darlington County public school and graduated from Butler High School. At an early age, she joined St. John United Methodist Church where she was a faithful member. She was united in marriage to the late Morgan Johnson. This union was blessed with three daughters and two sons.
Those left to cherish her memories are four children, Linda J. Moses, DeHaven Johnson, Ralph Johnson and Gracie Johnson all of Hartsville, SC; Five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild, Phillip Johnson; One son-in-law, Cleatus Pettus of McBee, SC; One sister, Altheus Peoples of Darlington, SC; A host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and very dear friends. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Pettus.