Obituary and funeral services: Teresa Ann Johnston, 59, of Norcross

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Teresa Ann Johnston, 59, of Norcross, passed from this life on June 2, 2019. She is survived by her son, Shawn Johnston of Good Hope; parents, Raymond Dutton and Faye Brock; Mikes four-legged companion, Babygirl; sister and her husband, Wanda and Greg Ball of Acworth; sister and her husband, Rita and John Chamblee of Duluth; brother, Jerry Williams and Cheyenne of Jersey; Dana and Ty King of Loganville; Michelle and Keith Forrester of Auburn; Teresa loved her nieces and nephews as her own children and grandchildren. Cecily and Robby Lewis, Bri’Anna and Nick Parker, Gabrielle Ball, Ray and Jessica Phillips, Anthony Chamblee, Wyatt Williams, Melayna Williams; great-nieces and nephews Canon, Waverly, Zion, Noble, Lily’Anna, Sydney, Avery, Adelynn. Justin & Tayler, Brian, Hailey, & Morgan. She was preceded by and reunited with high school sweetheart of 44 years, Michael Johnston.
Born in Loganville, Georgia on October 10th, 1959, to Raymond Dutton and Faye Brock. She married her high school sweetheart Michael Wayne Johnston, son of Dale and Johnnie Johnston, on June 29th, 1976 in Walhalla, South Carolina. The couple welcomed their son Shawn Michael Johnston into their lives in 1982. Teresa loved life and loved others. She took pride in the dedication she made over many years working for Quail International. If she was not working she was with family and friends, she loved to go to the movies, on weekend trips to the mountains, or anywhere just to enjoy life surrounded by those she loved. If there was a baby around, she was holding it and giving it her special “Nana” touch that only she could. She loved others so deeply and she was loved so deeply in return, “to the moon and back”, as she has always said. You could always count on her for a listening ear, an honest opinion, and to be your biggest fan. She had the kindest most giving heart of anyone you could ever know, truly was an angel on the Earth that we were blessed to know. Her time with us was taken tragically too soon, but we forever will be grateful for the time we got to share. She will always be remembered as an incredible, loving and devoted mother to Shawn and the best Nana whose greatest passion was showing love to others.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel, Snellville, GA. Pastor Robby Lewis will officiate the service. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 11:00 AM until the service time of 1:00 PM at the funeral home. The family has requested that everyone dress in casual attire for the services. The family will have a reception following the service in the Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel Community Room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “The COPS, Georgia Chapter Concerns Order of Police Survivors Fund” at any Wells Fargo Bank P.0. Box 1237 Gray GA, 31032.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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