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Memorial planned for Milligan alum, former VP

Milligan College, TN (March 2, 2009) — Mike Johnson, Milligan College alumnus and former vice president for enrollment management, died unexpectedly on Feb. 26. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Mar. 21, at 2 p.m. in Milligan’s Seeger Memorial Chapel.

Johnson was a 1986 graduate of Milligan and worked in the admissions office for 14 years, leading the area as vice president for several years until December 2000. Prior to his death, he served as assistant dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia.


Michael Johnson – ATHENS, GEORGIA

Michael Albert Johnson, age 44, Athens, Ga., went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, February 26, 2009.

He was a native of Carter County and lived most of his life there. He had lived in Athens for the past four and a half years and was an assistant dean in the Graduate School at the University of Georgia. He was a member of Grace Fellowship Church.

He is survived by his loving parents, Dick and Carolyn Johnson, of Elizabethton; paternal grandmother, Geneva Johnson, Elizabethton; and loving girlfriend, Mimi Sodhi and her daughters, Kerry and Lauren, of Athens, Ga.; four aunts, Betty Heaton and husband, Ed, Gray, Ethel Tegtmyer and husband, Darrell, Jonesborough, Cheryl Miller and husband, R.L., Roan Mtn., and Jean Shelton, Woodbridge, Va.; three uncles, Billy McKinney and wife, Lucy, Roan Mtn., Ed McKinney, Roan Mtn., and Sanford McKinney and wife, Rosemary, Kingsport; and two very special cousins and their families, Cynthia Boles and Rick Buck; and many other cousins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael Albert Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Milligan College; checks may be made payable to Milligan-Michael Johnson Fund, PO Box 750, Milligan College, TN 37682. Donations may also be made to East River Park Christian Church Building Fund, Elizabethton.

Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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