Mrs. Inez Johnson was born on September 21, 1923 in Society Hill, South Carolina. She was the daughter of James Moses and Emma Bacote and was raised by Almeta Bacote Gaskins and Youman Gaskins. Inez departed this life on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.
She was educated in the public schools of Darlington County and graduated from Rosenwald High School. She and her family were members of Union Baptist Church. Inez met her late husband Lawrence W. Johnson, here is Society Hill, South Carolina. They established a life together in NYC and their union was blessed with eight children and became a member of Greater Free Gift Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. She then retired as a seamstress and moved back to Society Hill, South Carolina and was reunited Union Baptist Church as a devout woman of God serving as church secretary, bookkeeper, and treasurer.
Surviving to cherish her loving memories are her children, Tanja Johnson of Bronx, NY, Michael (Vermella) Johnson of Society Hill, SC, Tyrone (Katasqa) Johnson of Brooklyn, NY and Helen (Johny) James of Columbia, SC; One sister, Marie Swiney of Society Hill, SC; Two daughters-in-law, Elaine Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, Michelle Johnson of Brooklyn, NY;41 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, 56 great great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.