Sudie Baker Johnson Hollifield, 97, of Duckworth Circle, Morganton, NC, died Thursday, August 7, 2008 at the Palliative Care Center of Catawba County, Hickory, NC. Born in Burke County on March 8, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Stanly and Sarah Poteat Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Johnson; second husband, Hayward Hollifield; a son, Leonard Johnson; a brother, Fred Baker; and sisters, Della Terlichak and Pearl Nantz. Sudie was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was mild mannered with a will of iron and contributed to every part of her church. She also loved to help people.Sudie is survived by a grandson, Greg Johnson and his wife, Susan, of Taylorsville, NC; a daughter-in-law, Nell Johnson, of Conover, NC; a step-daughter, Linda Luckadoo and her husband, Tommy, of Morganton; two step-granddaughters; and two step-grandsons.The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 10, 2008 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Homer Murdock officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 1112 Hopewell Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

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