Vaughan Johnson, 57, Service Dec. 21

Vaughan Johnson

Vaughan Johnson, 57, of Morehead City, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.

Vaughan was truly a “Gentle Giant” with a heart of gold. He was kind, loving, patient, understanding and helpful to every person he met. Everyone who ever met him walked away feeling lifted up, inspired and encouraged. He will truly be missed by all.

A funeral service will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Glad Tidings Church with Pastor Tim Marriner officiating. Following the service, burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Morehead City, N.C.

Vaughan is survived by his wife, Shirley Johnson, sons, Brandon Johnson and his wife Tasha; Bryan Johnson and his wife Tiffany; Michael Johnson; daughter, Vonda Johnson; grandchildren, Kenneth; Leah; and Ava Johnson; parents, Monroe and Valeria Johnson; sisters, Adrienne Harris and her husband Mark; Sharon Caldwell and her husband Kenneth; brother, Zebbie Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary and Theodore Johnson and Hattie and Ernest Murray.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Glad Tidings Church in Morehead City.

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Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.