Princess Ann Braxton entered eternal rest on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the McCleod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina. She was the fourth of nine children, born August 19, 1948 to the late Winston and Lunell Stanley Johnson. Princess was born and raised in the Bayboro Community of Horry County and was a life-long resident. She attended Finklea High School and was a proud member of the graduating class of 1966.
Princess was a dedicated member and faithful tither and supporter of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. She started her career at Talon Manufacturing in Loris, South Carolina. After brief employment with Talon, Princess started working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marking Service (AMS) as an Agricultural Commodities Grader for tobacco. Princess’s career with AMS spanned 28 years as she worked and traveled the Tobacco Market from the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia. Later in her career, she worked with other USDA programs such as eradicating the destruction of trees by the Asian Longhorned Beetle in New York to inspecting citrus trees in Florida. In recognition of her exceptional service, Princess received the Regional Directors Award and several Certificate of Merit awards during her career. Her leadership at USDA ended in March 2007 when she retired from federal service.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Rosa Mae Johnson and brother, Winford Johnson.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving and devoted husband, Mr. William O’Neal Braxton, two daughters, Ms. Keena K. Braxton of the City of Stonecrest, Georgia and Dr. Ashanti D. Braxton of Southaven, Mississippi; three sisters, Mrs. Glendella (Ernest) Dunk and Carolyn Johnson of Freehold, New Jersey, Mrs. Sherri (Thomas) Johnson-Gore of Bayboro; three brothers; Mr. Johnny Johnson and Mr. Nathaniel (Catherine) Johnson of Bayboro and Mr. Kavin (Marlene) Johnson of Stafford, Virginia; two aunts; Mrs. Joan Douglas and Sandra Grate of Loris, South Carolina; in-laws, Mrs. Jewel Gregg Johnson of Bayboro; Ms. Joan Wilkins, Mr. Alvin (Emma) Braxton and Mrs. Karen (Gene) Quarles of Tappahannock, Virginia; special friends; Ms. Elizabeth Goff, Ms. Helen Lewis, Ms. Faye Carter, Ms. Diane Locklear and Ms. Sandra Nealy Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
You filled our home with love and affection,
You comforted and healed our hurts and rejections.
You prayed for us daily for guidance and care,
That GOD would watch over us and always be there.
You sent us out bravely into the unknown,
Assured that with Jesus we are never alone.
So let us say THANK YOU for all you have been,
Comforter, counselor, teacher, and friend.
We LOVE you Momma! See you later alligator!
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 7, 2020 at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist church in the Bayboro community. Burial will follow at the Silver Star #2 cemetery in the Bayboro community. Ocean View funeral home Conway chapel is in charge of services.
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