Johnnie S. Livingston, 75, passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 17, 2018.
Born on Dec. 9, 1942, and raised in Bellefontaine, Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late William Perry and Mary Russell Spraberry. She was a longtime resident of Sumter and a much beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, teacher and friend. Johnnie was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women and received her post graduate degree from the University of South Carolina. She passionately served as a school teacher for more than 40 years, the majority of which was in the Sumter County School District. After she retired, she enjoyed spending countless hours with her grandchildren, volunteering for various organizations, knitting and gardening. She was also a dedicated member of St. Anne Catholic Church. Johnnie will be remembered for her selfless dedication and generosity to all those around her.
Surviving are her husband, Carlisle Vance Livingston Jr.; two sons, Carlisle Vance Livingston III (Lindsey) and Joshua Woods Livingston (Rankin), both of Columbia; three grandchildren, Carlisle Vance Livingston IV, Madeline Lewis Livingston and Mary Russell Livingston; her sister, Elizabeth Kay Vance (Leon) of Southaven, Mississippi; and a brother, Robert Perry Spraberry (Pat) of Duck Hill, Mississippi, all of whom she loved dearly.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Anne Catholic Church with the Rev. Giovannie Nunez, CRM officiating. A private burial will follow.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers will be her beloved nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilson Hall School, 520 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150; United Ministries of Sumter County, P.O. Box 1017, Sumter, SC 29151; or to a charity of one's choice.
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.
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