Harriet J. Johnson, age 75, of Knoxville, transitioned to her heavenly home on May 13, 2020. She graduated Austin High School Class of 1963. Harriet attended Tennessee State University and later Tennessee School of Beauty where she obtained her license in Cosmetology. Harriet mastered her craft as a hair stylist and was an accomplished barber as well. She was one of the Top 10 Hairstylists in Tennessee. Harriet was the proud owner of Unisex Beauty Salon. She attended Bethel AME Church where she was a faithful member of the Chancel Choir and the Missionary Society; she later started the Senior Coalition Ministry.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gloria Woodley; brother, Gerald Woodley and sister, Edna Jacks.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory: beloved daughter, Andrea (Michael) Brabson; devoted granddaughter, Mikiya Gefter; great-grandsons, Hezekiah and Nehemiah Gefter; brother, John (Helen) Woodley; sisters, Ella Chicago, Joann (Larry) Carr and Francine Woodley; loving niece, Travise (Stevean) Wilson and lifelong friend, Andrenia Manning; a host of nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends too numerous to mention.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Smoky Mountain Hospice, Dr. Evelyn Davidson and Lois Woodley for the excellent care of our love one.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, a Celebration of Life service will commence at 12:00 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2460 Parkview Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Due to COVID -19, all pre-cautionary measures will be in effect where social distancing is strictly enforced. Professional services provided by Patton Funeral Home 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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