Margaret Ann (Johnston) Browning

November 23, 1937 ~ April 7, 2019 (age 81)

Mrs. Margaret Ann Johnston Browning, 81, of 2854 Bradshaw Rd., passed away on Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019 at Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Floral Hills Gardens Memorial Chapel located in Sissonville, West Virginia with Minister Charles McKinney officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Chapel.

Born on November 23, 1937 in Randolph County, Arkansas, Margaret was the daughter of the late James Hite and Neva Margaret Harris Johnston. She married her soulmate, George Browning, Jr. on May 8, 1954. She was a devout Christian and member of the church of Christ. Having been a minister’s wife for over 40 years, she had a passion for her church family and enjoyed teaching Sunday School Class, Vacation Bible School and ministering to others.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Diana Browning Smith of Clinton; two sons: John E. Browning (Rhonda) of Surprise, Arizona and Timothy Mark Browning (Kathy) of Cannelton, West Va.; and two sisters-in-law: Paulette Johnston and Glenda Browning. She was also blessed with twenty-one grandhcildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Minister George Browning, Jr., sister, Carolyn Turman; brother, TL Johnston; son-in-law, Allan Smith and sister-in-law, Nina Browning. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either of the following: Mary-Gran Nursing Center, 120 Southwood Dr., Cinton, NC 28328; Hobbton District Schools c/o SCBE, 437 Rowan Rd., Clinton, NC  28328 or to the Alzheimers Association by visiting

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