Willie Faye (Harpe) Johnson

February 5, 1936 ~ September 30, 2021 (age 85)


Mrs. Willie Faye Harpe Johnson, 85, of Statesville, passed away, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the Gordon Hospice House.

Mrs. Johnson was born February 5, 1936 in Chesterfield County, SC and was the daughter of the late Anson Grover Harpe and Wilma Crowley Harpe. She was a 1956 graduate of Statesville High School and on September 28, 1957, she married the late Rev. Otis Johnson, Jr., who passed away in 2019. She worked for many years for Burlington Industries and later for Bonnie’s Clothing Store. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. She loved being a mother, cooking, canning and was a wonderful Pastor’s wife.

She is survived by two sons, Otis Dale Johnson and wife, Kelly, Rev. Joseph Darren Johnson and wife, Shelia of Statesville; one grandson, Taylor Johnson and one brother, Harold Harpe all of Statesville.

In addition to her husband and parents, Willie Faye was preceded in death by five brothers, Grady Harpe, Floyd Harpe, Olin Harpe, Kenneth Harpe, Fred Harpe and one sister, Maxine H. Tyson.

Because of Covid-19 precautions, a private graveside funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Equipping with Truth Ministries or Gordon Hospice House. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Iredell Memorial Gardens
2304 Shelton Ave.
Statesville, NC 28677


Gordon Hospice House
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625

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119 W. Broad St., Statesville NC 28677

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