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1 of 4 | Posted by: Georgia Marshall - Newfields, NH

“As a member of Edie's community in The Orchards I can say she will be greatly missed. To her family we send our sincere condolences. ”
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Edith Cornelia Johnson (Tilton) of Charleston, born April 2, 1956, daughter of William Penn Tilton Jr and Mary Jane Tilton (Talle), passed away peacefully on the 2nd of October 2021 at the age of 65 years old. She graduated on the Dean's List from Russell Sage College with a Bachelor of Science and dedicated her entire career as a Registered Nurse in various roles throughout the Charleston area. The combination of her scientific knowledge, her endless enthusiasm for life, along with her deep compassion for others made her the epitome of kindness. At the same time, she was an exemplary athlete, competing actively in a variety of sports including tennis, golf, springboard diving and equestrian pursuits. Although highly competitive, she never left anyone behind. She truly dedicated her life in the pursuit of happiness for others. It is a true loss to her family and those who she touched throughout her life.

Edie leaves behind her sons, James Benjamin Johnson, Zachary Andrew Johnson, Herbert "Wells" Barnwell Johnson III; daughters-in-law Chelsea Johnson and Shelby Johnson; grandchildren, James Owen Johnson, Piper Elaine Johnson, and Emmersyn Lynn Johnson; as well as her sisters Deborah Jane Tilton, Talle Jolliffe (Tilton) and Jessica Tilton and a brother, William Penn Tilton III. She is preceded in death by her brother, James Henry Tilton.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 5:00 pm. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday beginning at 4:00 pm.

The service will be live streamed and can be watched at https://youtu.be/Yz8PbQ0Xhf4