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Elizabeth Kaye Johnson, 64, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at her home on Turner Lake in Crossville.
Kaye was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University and received her Bachelor's of Science in education, Magna Cum Laude. A beloved teacher at Crab Orchard Elementary School, she enjoyed over 20 years of educating young people and impacted many generations of students.
Kaye was preceded in death by her mother and father, Ed and Vera Johnson, and her beloved dog of many years, Major. Kaye was an avid sports fan who loved the Tennessee Vols and was a staunch Miami Dolphins supporter.
She is survived by her brothers, Bill Johnson (Pamela) of San Luis Obispo, CA, Mack Johnson (Debbie) of Crossville and Mose Johnson, as well as nieces and nephew Susan Blanks, Chris Johnson, April Herrington and Sarah Snider. She is also survived by one great nephew and two great nieces. She will also be missed greatly by her friend of 30 years, Judy Smith.
Ever the teacher, Kaye chose to participate in the Anatomical Donations Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she will to continue to teach posthumously.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with visitation prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following foundation: Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation, www.bbrfoundation.org.
Published on January 29, 2018
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