Charles "Ed" Johnson, 68, of Watershed Rd. in Morganton went home to be with his Lord on Monday, September 7, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born April 14, 1941 in Burke County, NC, and was a son of the late Daniel Tipton Johnson and Bertha Bradshaw Johnson. Ed was a faithful Christian and active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon and on the Building and Grounds Committee. He was a member of the Enola Fire Department, and a retired employee of Wilkie Construction with over 28 years of service.A loving husband, father, and grandpa, Ed is survived by his wife of 45 years, Brenda Chapman Johnson of the home; sons, Keith Johnson and wife, Patricia, and Eddie Johnson, all of Morganton; granddaughters, Brianna and Ashley Johnson; great-granddaughters, Destinee and Hunter Johnson; a brother, Bill Johnson of Jacksonville, FL; and a sister, Mary Carson of Cleveland, TN.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Luther, Lee Ernest, and Julius Johnson; and sisters, Ray Berry and Dixie Robertson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Larry Cline officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes before the funeral hour. At other times, the family will be at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.

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