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1935 Mary 2020

Mary Lee Johnson

June 20, 1935 — February 23, 2020

DURHAM- Mrs. Mary Lee Johnson, 84, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

Mrs. Johnson was born on June 20, 1935 to Robert and Gertrude Lee in Durham, NC. She worked at Sperry Rand for over 20 years before becoming a cafeteria worker at Riverside High School. Mary had a big heart, was very honest, and loved conversing with people. She was hardworking, enjoyed yard work and loved coffee. She was “Nana” to many and raised two children, three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Mary will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Lee; her son, Robbie Gravitte; brothers, James, Alfred, Paul, and Theodore Lee; and sisters, Dorothy Blackwell, and Delores Moran. She is survived by her son, Michael T. Gravitte of Homer, GA; grandchildren, Ashley Gravitte (Derrick) of Durham, Robert L. Gravitte, Jr. of Durham, NC, and Sierra Fowler (Michael) of Garner, NC; and great-grandchildren, Taliyah Wright, and Zoe Fowler.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers will be Michael Rigsbee, Derrick Rockemore, Michael Fowler, William “Buck” Johnson, Jon Michael Jones, and Chris Rigsbee. Burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Flowers are acceptable.

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