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Fannie Louise Johnson

September 8, 1927 — January 6, 2024


Fannie Louise Johnson

Fannie Louise (Bland) Johnson, 96, of Adamstown, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Buckingham’s Choice in Adamstown, MD. Her daughter, Charlotte, was by her side.

Born on September 8, 1927, in Warsaw, NC, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Lee Bland and Ida (Burnham) Bland. She had three siblings who all pre-deceased her: two sisters (Ida Mae Carter) and (Helen Elizabeth Stevens), and one brother (Emmett Lee Bland).

Fannie’s family moved from North Carolina to Washington, DC when she was a young child. She attended Washington, DC public schools and graduated from Eastern High School in 1946 where she met the love of her life, Charles M. Johnson, Jr. (Charlie). Fannie and Charlie were married in 1948. They lived and worked the first twelve years of their marriage in Arlington and McLean, VA. During that time, she worked and attended college part-time. Fannie worked as a legal secretary at LeRoy and Denslow, Attorneys-at-Law, Washington, DC, followed by the U.S. Department of State (Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian and African Affairs, and Office of Greek, Turkish and Iranian Affairs). She chose to be a full-time Mom when their daughter, Charlotte, was born. About 1960, Fannie and Charlie moved to Frederick, MD, and their son, Charles, was born. When both children were in school, Fannie went back to work part-time as a secretary at the Frederick Presbyterian Church. After Charlie’s death, Fannie moved to Buckingham’s Choice in 2016.

Fannie was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing for her home. She also loved to cook and read. In her spare time, Fannie played bridge, and in 2005, was awarded a “Life Master’ by the American Contract Bridge League.

During her years at Buckingham’s Choice, she could frequently be seen in the gym. She pedaled the recumbent step machine with passion. She loved sweets and among her favorites were Peanut M&Ms, cookies, and milkshakes, chocolate of course!

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte J. Salmon (Abraham D. Salmon, V), and their dear dachshund, Jasper. She adored Jasper and he loved to smother her with kisses. Her beloved son, Charles M. Johnson III, predeceased her in 2004.  

 A Celebration of Life service will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 131 West Second Street, Frederick, MD, on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., officiated by Reverend Ken Humbert. Street parking is available in the 300 block of West Second Street near Baker Park. The service will be followed by lunch. The interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens will be private.

In place of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Fannie L. Johnson may be made to Frederick Health Hospice online ( or by mail to Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Way, Frederick, MD 21701, or to Calvary United Methodist Church online ( or by mail to Calvary United Methodist Church, 131 West Second Street, Frederick, MD 21701, or to your favorite charity.   

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Celebration of Life

Friday, January 26, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Calvary United Methodist Church

131 W 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701

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