Ms. Edith Edna Johnson Courtney, 88, of Lake Park, Ga., formerly of Winfield, passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at her residence.
Ms. Courtney was born in Lamar County on Dec. 31, 1933, to Joe William and Alice Cantrell Johnson. Ms. Courtney loved all things technology; she enjoyed communicating with others on Facebook until her ill health would not allow. Ms. Courtney earned her GED and later attended college at age 40. She then began her career in Addison, Ill., with GTE Telephone Company, later known as AT&T. She began her work there on the factory line, assembling telephone circuit boards, she later moved into management as a supervisor and retired with over 32 years of service. Ms. Courtney also enjoyed doing crafts, cross stitch, floral arranging and traveling with her sisters.
She is survived by her daughter - Regina Courtney; sons - William Atkinson and Russell (Doris) Courtney; grandchildren - Max Miles, Alan Atkinson, Charlyn Atkinson, Chad Atkinson, Dorrie Poulson and Charles Smallwood; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter - Christy Atkinson; brothers - Bernard Johnson and Hillard Johnson; as well as sisters - Hazel Tidwell, Yvonne Reed, Nadine Porter and Marilyn Robertson.
The funeral service for Ms. Courtney was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the West Alabama Memorial Gardens.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, Ala. 35594
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