Peggy Sue Johnson

August 12, 1959 ‒ November 21, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

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MT VERNON: Being homesick for a country to which she had never been before. She took her heavenly flight to where her faith ended is sight.

Peggy Sue (Tingley) Johnson, age 61, of Mt. Vernon, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday morning, November 21, 2020 at Avita Hospital of Ontario, after a short illness. She was born August 12, 1959 to Charles E. & Joanne (Sauder) Tingley of Mansfield.

Growing up on the Tingley Fruit Farm on the Piper Rd. north of Mansfield, she learned the value of hard work, dedication to family, and a love for service to others.

Peggy graduated from Madison Comprehensive High School at the top of her class in 1977. In 1979, she married her high school sweetheart, James Johnson.

In 1984, she and James welcomed their first born son Robert Tyler, followed by Christopher Daniel in 1986, and Samuel Travis in 1990. She dedicated her life to raising her sons and supporting her husband to be the men that they should be for Christ.

A beautiful and blessed lady clothed with strength and dignity. She always found time to have joy with an unforgettable laugh. She spoke with wisdom and faithful instruction to those closest to her, almost always over a cup of coffee.

Never with idle hands, Peggy was often found writing beautiful poetry, quilting a new blanket for newlyweds, or cooking a meal or baking a desert for her friends and family.

On July 23, 1995, Peggy confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and was immersed for the forgiveness of sin and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit with her oldest son Tyler a most precious moment she always cherished. An active member of the Church of Christ, Peggy faithfully served Christ in various ministries throughout the years including, women’s ministries, special events, and teaching women’s bible studies & girl’s Sunday school classes.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 41 years James; their sons Robert (Tatiana) Johnson of Norwalk, Connecticut, Christopher and Samuel Johnson of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Nathaniel, and Zoe Johnson; mother Joanne Tingley of Bellville; sister Cheryl Ashbrook of Ashland; brothers Timothy (Sonia) Tingley of Butler, and Thomas (Laurie) Tingley of Mansfield; mother-in-law Marilyn Johnson of Mansfield; sisters-in-law Deb (Darrel) Brown of Bellville, and Cara (Mike) Carey of Charleston, South Carolina; numerous nieces, and nephews; and a host of dear friends.

Peggy was met at the gates of heaven by her 3 unborn babies; her father Charles E. Tingley; her brother, Charles R. Tingley; her father-in-law Robert P. Johnson; and many faithful saints.

Peggy Johnson has left a heritage of faithfulness that is accompanied with a lifetime of strength, courage & wisdom. In her final hours, she cheered on her husband and sons, to contend for the faith that was most precious to her and not to miss heaven.

The Johnson family will receive friends on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 1-3 & 5-7 pm at the Church of Christ at Millwood, 10900 Millersburg Rd. in Howard, where a worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Peggy Johnson will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Friends may also call the hour prior to the service.  Evangelists Rex Dye and Dave Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in the Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Peggy’s memory can be made to Snyder Funeral Home (please send checks to PO Box 3085 Mansfield, Ohio 44904).

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  • I am so very sorry to Jim and the boys. My prayers are with all of you. She is in heaven with her heavenly father.

  • Joanne may our Heavenly Father be with you and all of your family during this time. Even though you know she is in a glorious place you can’t help but miss her presence here. I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for all of you.

  • What a beautiful tribute to a woman I only knew in my teen years. But I knew she grew into a woman of strong faith that knew heaven would be her final home one day. Rejoicing in that, but mourning with the family and friends for their great loss. May God comfort and continue to hold you in His arms in the days to come.
    ~Cindy (Strubhar) Kazias~

  • So sorry to hear this news. Although I did not know Peggy real well, she was always so kind to me and my boys, Jackson and Sam, when visiting Renee Bateman. May God be with the family during these sad times.

  • Although I didn’t know Peggy that well & basically crossed paths at church functions, I admired the stand she took on FB unashamedly sharing her faith with others. For all of the health issues she was suffering from, it seemed she always made time in doing for others. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. – Jan Mast

  • Dearest family of Peggy; May God bless & keep you as you celebrate Peggy’s ascension to Heaven

    Love Rob & Barbir (Manz) Brink

  • The Johnson family,
    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • To Peg’s family and friends. I am so sorry to have heard of Peg’s passing. I was so shocked. I did not know she was so ill. I always liked her since I first met her and admired her talents. I know she will be missed by so many. May God, family, and friends help all with comfort and wonderful memories. God Bless.

  • We are so saddened at the loss of our precious, joyful, and wisdom filled Christian sister, Peggy Johnson. We became great friends with her, her husband James and sons Chris and Samuel through attending the preaching rally at Winchester, VA together sponsored by the Church of Christ at Mountain View. Peggy was such an encouragement to all of us. She had a great love for the Word and, with her sons, took many theology courses at the Northeast Ohio Bible College. We will miss all of our fellowships and Bible talks that we had together with her, her family, and friends. We were so blessed to know her and hope to meet her in Heaven!

  • Mrs.Peggy was always very welcoming and displayed a beautiful smile. I know that she was truly a Godly woman and placed her trust in the Masters hands. I know that she will be sorely missed but know that the separation is only for a short season. Heaven gained an angel.

  • To Jim and Boys and extended immediate family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Although Peggy is surrounded by a heavenly host now and we take comfort in knowing that it is with great sorrow that we who are left behind must face this now. May you find comfort in our Saviour, Lord Jesus Christ. For it is only there that we can truly find peace and closure. Just know that your family loves you and cares.
    All my love,
    Laurie Lotz Frisby ( cousin)

  • I’m so deeply saddened by the loss of my beautiful joy filled cousin. Growing up with her was always full of laughter and fun at every family gathering. Her obituary describes her exactly. Such a wonderful woman. To all my family I’m praying for all if you that your pain be eased and you are comforted by our heavenly father. Cherish and hold each other close.

    Love Heather Lotz McCormack

  • Hi Peggy, you were an amazing woman who always found time to ask me how I was doing during my difficult times when my wife had breast cancer. You would always send me cards in the mail, even sending a couple to the Philippines when I was there. I would never forget that. Your hospitality toward me at winning at Winchester would also be remembered. I remember having a nice discussion with you and your family on the deck overlooking the pool at Preacher Doughty ‘s home. Thank you for blessing me and my family with your friendship and love. May your new journey with Christ be all that you imagined and more as you sing praised before our awesome Lord and Savior!

  • Jim and family,
    Peggy will be greatly missed by many. She truly was a woman of faith and did not fear sharing that faith with others. She was never shy about standing up for what she believed in and impacted many lives for God and good.
    Personally, I and my family will never forget her kindness and influence. When things were falling apart in our lives Peggy saw the need and grasped the opportunity to make a difference. One of my sons was emotionally devastated and needed some extra encouragement. Peggy took on the challenge and became a secret pal. One gift that she gave him, the book by Max Lucado ” You are Special”, is still in his possession and is now being an encouragement to his children. So as you see, she still has an influence here on earth even after the Lord called her home.
    Please hang onto the good memories that she has left behind and hold onto the hand of God as you adjust to life here on earth without her.
    Much love and respect,
    Vickie (Jones) Counts

  • Peggy means the world to Dotty and I. Along with her traveling companions she faithfully attended our Winning at Winchester Rally each year. Heaven only knows the joy she and her Christian sisters brought to our Rally each year.
    Afterward, we would have refreshments and then sit on the back deck and have sweet fellowship in the Lord until late in the evening.
    Such fellowship cannot be exceeded by any occasions, any time on earth..
    They can only be exceeded and eternally surpassed with the joyful fellowship of Christ’S Heaven. There, our fellowship will be unbroken. Even so, “COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS!”

  • Jim, Tyler, Chris and Sam,
    It is with deep sadness and such a sense of loss, that I express my condolences to all of you. Peggy was such a fun person to be around. She was so positive and had such a joyful attitude about life. She always gave us something to laugh about, yet was so full of wisdom and kindness. I will always remember that kindness expressed to me personally, during a very difficult time in my life. She took the time to speak Godly wisdom to me, at a time that I needed encouragement. Her kindness really helped me to have a different perspective. She truly was a woman of deep faith and conviction, which was the driving force in all that she was as a wife, mother, and friend to many. Although she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, it is with great comfort to know that she is now with one who made her so special; the one who said, ” Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47 KJV). Peggy’s life was a testiment to this eternal truth, and to the author of that truth, Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. May you all be comforted by the Lord, the prayers of all who knew and loved her, and the precious memories of all the lives that she so deeply touched; especially yours. May they get you through the difficult days ahead, knowing that one day, you shall meet again in rejoicing.

  • To all the Johnson’s family; Susie & I are so very sorry for your great loss! God bless each of you during this difficult time. Your great faith was always evident any time we would visit and your faith will carry you thru!

  • Jim and Boys, I loved your mom so dearly! I have so many wonderful memories with her preparing our VBS feasts. She never half done anything it was all or nothing. Many wonderful conversations that sometimes lasted hours! She was a great example of a Christian women not just to old but also to young. She was so special to my little Eden the friendship she gave that girl was so amazing! Eden is going to miss her so much! I am truly blessed to call her my friend my sister in Christ! She left a great legacy on this world in so many lives but especially in you boys! Always love the Lord and follow His commands and you will join her again one day! I pray that over the weeks you will start to feel some peace but everyday you will think of her and miss her and that’s how it should be! Love you all God Bless you and heal your hearts

    In Christ, Amy Lacy

  • Jim, Tyler, Chris and Sam and the Tingley Family,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Peggy, she was such a sweet and compassionate women. Peggy’s faith and love for the Lord was so apparent. We know she will sorely be missed! “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Godly ones”
    (Psalm 116:15 )

    -Tom & Terry Ruckman Jeff & Lisa Ruiz, and Elizabeth Miller

  • Dear Jim and family, Know that your in our thoughts and prayers, vappreciated you and your wife so much. Please get ahold of me sometime. Sorry as I flunked typing 101 GOD BLESS Steve & Diana Wadley

  • Dear Jim and family, Know that your in our thoughts and prayers, vappreciated you and your wife so much. Please get ahold of me sometime. Sorry as I flunked typing 101 GOD BLESS Steve & Diana Wadley

  • Joann, family …. wow.. Tony and I are sure sorry for the journey. It’s so challenging knowing eternity is a real deal yet letting go a bit sooner to someone is sooooo hard. We will pray! We will bring food, do laundry, errands.. anything you need. Peggy.. she meant something to me during one of the most vulnerable times in my life in high school. Truly… she is a gift and will be weighted down with alot of crowns.
    Trusting that God will show up in a miraculous way.
    Tony and Mari Colace

  • Joann, family …. wow.. Tony and I are sure sorry for the journey. It’s so challenging knowing eternity is a real deal yet letting go a bit sooner to someone is sooooo hard. We will pray! We will bring food, do laundry, errands.. anything you need. Peggy.. she has always meant something to me…. during one of the most vulnerable times in my life in high school. She was there for me. It truly makes me sad we lost touch. Truly… she is a gift and will be weighted down with alot of crowns.
    Trusting that God will show up in a miraculous way.
    Tony and Mari Colace

  • So sorry for the loss of Peggy. Unable to be at the service, but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Sincere sympathy to the Tingley and Johnson families. I’m sorry for your loss. I pray that good memories of Peggy will be a blessing to you, and that the Lord gives you peace in the days to come.

  • Jim, Tyler, Chris and Sam,
    My heart-felt condolences to you with the loss of your wife and mother. The tribute video says it all, a wonderful woman full of life and love. I fondly remember the family gatherings as a kid and always looking forward to them. I never saw Peggy without a smile on her face. She made people crack up with her infectious laugh and I am thankful to be her cousin. May God comfort you in this time of grieving.

  • My family and I have been touched by the life of Peggy. She was a loving person who brightened up the room with her smile and laugh. She loved her Savior and her family. Can’t ask for more from a wonderful cousin who will be greatly missed. I grieve with her husband, Jim and boys. Prayers for God’s comfort.