She was born on April 7th, 1942 in Wausau, FL, to Preacher Charlie Johns and Corene Finch Johns. Best known for leading church choir at Sand Hills Assembly of God Church, she taught us all how to love and to laugh, especially in troubled times. After raising 5 children in Panama City, Gracie went back to school at 49 years old to earn her high school diploma and would retire 20 years later from Tyndall Federal Credit Union as their PBX Operator.
Preceded in death by her husband: Gordon William Kelly (1964); parents: Charlie and Corene Johns; brothers: Eugene Johns, Buford Johns, Cresco Johns, and Edward Johns; sister: Luell Rogers.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years: Leo T. Maddox; sons: Chuck Kelly (Tammy), David Kelly (Rita), Michael Kelly (Pammie), Robert Maddox (Karen); daughter: Teresa Floyd (Joey); step-son: Kenneth Maddox; brothers: Lowell (Peewee) Johns, Roscoe Johns, Charles Earl Johns; sisters: Lokey Grissett and Shelby Finch; 15 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 11th at Sand Hills Assembly of God, Southport, Florida. Visitation with family will begin at 9:00 am, followed by service provided by Reverend Nixon Miller at 10:00 am with burial at Gap Pond Cemetery in Sunny Hills. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sand Hills Assembly of God in memory of Gracie Maddox.