Gail Hackney Rich Johnson, age 77, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at her home. She is preceded in death by her parents Joe and Nancy Hackney, and her husband, Sam Johnson.
She is survived by her brother, Joe (Susan) Hackney; children, Diana (Mark) Duren, Rob (Theresa) Rich; grandchildren, Grace, Griffin, Lily and Jane; several Johnson step-children and step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Gail was a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend. She was loved by many, and enveloped everyone she met in her warmth and kindness. She enjoyed teaching during her younger years, and was grateful for the many friendships she made during her later career as an insurance adjuster. She loved and missed her husband, Sammy, who passed away 5 years ago. She has a passion for art, and enjoyed taking classes and working on her paintings. Mostly, she enjoyed spending time with the people that she loved.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 9 from 10:00-12:30 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center in Gail Johnson’s name.