Edna M. Thomas Johnson Sewell, 94, of Athens, passed away on Saturday morning, Aug. 10, 2019, at an Etowah healthcare facility. She was born in Loudon on June 3, 1925, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Dora Ward Thomas. Edna was retired from Thomas & Betts and was the former owner of Edna’s Drive In, located in Niota. She was a member of Boyd Memorial Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Johnny Johnson; first husband, Howard Johnson; second husband, Charles Sewell Jr.; and siblings, Jimmy Thomas, Billy Thomas, Johnny Thomas, Ella Black, Jean Wade and Margaret Gable. Edna leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Sandra Johnson Miller, and her special friend, James Queen; siblings, Betty Paisley (Bill), Glenda Coleman (Fred) and Bobby Goodman (Sue); grandchildren, Bridget Willhite (Grant), Teddy Olson (Shawna), Ramanda Coleman (fiancé, William Calhoun), Jennifer Armes (Sean) and Jason Johnson (Cathy); great-grandchildren, Cayla Coleman, Zackaria Calhoun, Cayci Davis, Skylen Shipley, Cooper and Rachel Willhite, Caitlyn and Ansley Johnson, Elizabeth Lankford and Addison Armes; and one great-great-granddaughter, Ali Grace. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and numerous other extended family members, co-workers and a host of special friends. A memorial service is planned for Thursday night, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Athens Chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 400 South White Street in Athens, with the Rev. Ollie Lankford officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service time at the funeral home. Share a memory of Edna and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist her family with these arrangements.

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