Sybil Johnson, 88; Mass November 1 | Obituary

Sybil C. Johnson, 88, of Emerald Isle, died on Saturday October 29, 2022 at Crystal Coast Hospice House.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, at Swansboro United Methodist Church, presided over by the Reverend Regina Harrison. The family will receive friends after the service. She will be buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham.

Sybil was born on June 8, 1934 to the late Vance and Fannie Couch. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, Sybil graduated from Bragtown High School. On December 29, 1951, she married the love of her life, Charles W. Johnson, and they remained in Durham where they owned a heating and air conditioning business.

In 1995 they retired to Emerald Isle where they enjoyed coastal life. She was an active member of Swansboro United Methodist Church where she enjoyed the Methodist women’s group. Sybil enjoyed a beautiful yard and found pleasure in her gardening. She could often be found reading with her large dog curled up in her lap.

She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Johnson of the household; daughter, Bonnie Johnson of Cape Carteret, North Carolina; sisters, Carole Shephard of Lawrenceville, GA and Sandra Hill of Wilmington, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Charles “Chuck” W. Johnson Jr. and her brother, Vance Couch Jr.

As expressions of sympathy, flowers are welcome or donations can be made to your favorite charity or to Swansboro United Methodist Church, 665 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584.

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, North Carolina. Family and friends are invited to submit their condolences online at