Betty Lucille Kolwyck Johnson, 95, of East Ridge, died Friday, March 4, 2022, at her home with her daughter, son-in-law and cousin by her side.

She was a member of the Hughes Avenue Baptist Church for many years where she taught Sunday school for young girls, sang in the choir and was a member of the Ready Sunday School class. Later, she attended Community Baptist Church in East Ridge. She is now and has been a member of Temple Baptist Church and Fellowship Sunday School Class for the past few years.

Betty retired from South Central Bell after 40 years of service in network administration. She was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers. She was also a member of the East Lake Garden Club. She enjoyed bowling on the Temple Baptist Church League team for several years. Her favorite hobbies were ceramics, walking, gardening and Christian music.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Julian W. Johnson, her parents, James Hartwell Kolwyck and Blanche Carmichael Kolwyck, her sisters, Mattie Lou Farr; Emma Pardue; Edith Minnick and Bobbie Hudgins, the Buddy Kolwyck brothers; Bert Kolwyck; Count Kolwyck; Raymond Kolwyck and Gene Kolwyck.

Left behind to treasure Betty’s memory are her daughter, Denise (Pat) Hughes of Acworth, Georgia, many nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and dear friends.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held in the East Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 9 at 1 p.m. with Bro. Bob McCoy officiating. The family will receive friends before the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will be interred in Chattanooga National Cemetery alongside her husband, Julian.

The family would like to thank Avalon Hospice and her private carers for taking such good care of her.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions made in Betty’s memory to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 90012, Chattanooga, Tn. 37412.

Arrangements are entrusted to Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist’s East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, Tennessee. 37412.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at for the Johnson family.

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