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Louise Woods Johnson, 87
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Louise Woods Johnson, 87, of Mills River died Monday, April 24 at her residence.
A native of McMinnville, she was a daughter of the late Tom R. and Martha Blanks Woods. She had resided in Western North Carolina since 1971.
Louise had roots at her home church of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McMinnville and had worked for Belks in the Asheville Mall as a seamstress for 22 years. She enjoyed a glass of wine and traveling with her companion, Winston Gowen. She liked to bake and complete crossword puzzles. Louise found joy in camping with her daughter, Jill and son-in-law, Troy and she had a love for all animals.
She is survived by her children, Tina M. Gee, Jerry L. Johnson and Jill D. Gonce with whom she lived; 4 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Allen and Richard Woods and her companion, Winston Gowen. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered by visiting
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.