Sandra Watson Johnson

Sandra Watson Johnson passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on March 4, 2020. She was born September 17, 1945 in Thomaston, Georgia, to the late Roy Edward Watson and Marie Bruce Watson.

Sandra moved to Greenville, SC in 1975, where she met her husband Johnny W. Johnson. Sandra and Johnny spent 43 short years of love , laughter, and friendship together along with their children, Mindi Howard (Rick) of Powdersville, SC, Brooke Varner (Cris) of Simpsonville, SC and Scott Johnson of Piedmont, SC.

Sandra “aka” Bamama, was also blessed with 5 Grandchildren, Landice Baldwin, Hunter Varner, Austin Howard, Riley Varner, and Josh Howard.

Sandra is survived by her brother, Jimmy Watson (Brenda) of Thomaston, Ga. Her sister Syble Joiner of Augusta, Ga., along with many special nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Sandra and her family have requested a donation to the American Liver Foundation in lieu of flowers. They are all in hopes of more research and cures to this often misdiagnosed illness. Please donate to www.liverfoundation.org or mail to American Liver Foundation Attn: National Office, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Heritage Funeral Home beginning at 2:00 pm. There will be time for visiting with the family and an opportunity to share memories of Sandra.

Condolences to the family of Sandra Watson Johnson

  • Geen Bridges
    9 months ago

    Sandra and I are cousins. Her passing leaves a vacancy in our family. Heartfelt condolences to Johnny, Mindy and Brooke.
    Bruce and Gwen Barker Bridges

  • Ed hazel
    9 months ago

    She was like a mother to me. Her and JJ provided me and three other Marines with a home, many great meals, a listening ear, a loving, yet sometimes stern voice, patched a few minor wounds, and even threatened to cause a few a couple of times. She provided many laughs, and many words of advice. If you needed her or JJ, best believe they would be there. She was open and honest. She wasn’t afraid to tell you when you were wrong, and had your back when you were right. Oh the hilarious stories I could tell. Yet the times I most cherish were just sitting on the boat talking. It didn’t really matter if the fish were biting. But if they were, and it was a nice one, EVERYBODY on the lake knew she had a fish on the line. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She will be missed, but she will live on in my mind and heart. Love you Mom. I hope you knew the impact you had on us all. Prayers for Poppa, Brooke, and Mindi. Love, Ed Hazel

  • Chuck Gravatt
    9 months ago

    Well said Ed. I miss you already. Love and respect all that you have given to me in my life. And yes to the 4 marines that you and JJ took in as sons. My heart is breaking inside and the world is a different place today than it was yesterday. To my adopted family I love you guys and you should know that. To my brothers and 2 little sisters my heart breaks for you. JJ I don’t have the words that could begin to touch your grief. Know that you are loved and you have people you can talk to. I love you momma J. Always and forever. Thank you for keeping us Gentleman. Love, Chuck Gravatt

  • Sonja tims
    9 months ago

    OMGosh she will be miss so much and by so many people. To know Bam Mama was to have a true beautiful friend. She was so much fun to be around and mothered all of us up here on the lake. The world has lost one of the best women God has ever put on the face of this earth. Enjoy heaven im sure God has some big fish you can catch up there. Til I see you on the other side I love you and I will always miss you. Rest in peace my friend much love to this family and many prayers for all of you. Sonja Timms

  • Jennifer Caldwell
    9 months ago

    She was I one of the strongest, most wonderful women that ever walked this earth. My bag is still packed on the floor, prepared to go see her face, hug her, kiss her cheek and tell her one more time just how much I love her. But I’m too late. Too late to see her face or hug her or kiss her cheek. But I thank God I’ll forever still be able to tell her how much I love her! And feel the love she had for me. The sound of her laughter echoes in my ears. And the memories with her are forever in my heart. She was my great-aunt but more like my second mother, second grandmother and best friend all rolled into one.
    Oh I’m gonna miss your phone calls just to vent or get something off your chest but be prepared for me to still vent to you and ask for guidance as much as I always have.

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