Bernice (Bunny) Stilwell Spraker Johnson, 88, of Pulaski died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2010 at her home. She was born in Pulaski on Dec. 12, 1921. She lived in Dublin most of her life except for 19 years in Lawrence, Kansas. She was employed by Hercules Inc. in Radford until her retirement in 1979. Her beloved husband of 30 years was the late, William Lawrence Johnson. Her parents were the late Sarah Jane and Manual Vinson Stilwell. She was also preceded in death by sisters Cassie Black, Anne Jones and Elizabeth Ussery; and brothers Clarence, Troy, Tom, and Johnny Stilwell.
She is survived by her sister, Flora Stanley of Greensboro, N.C. Survivors also include sons and daughters-in-law Thomas W. and Susan B. Spraker, Freddy V. and Margie M. Spraker, Woodson S. and fiancée Carolyn W. Mcleod; special family friends Betty A. Spraker and Betty G. Spraker; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Bunny was someone who brought a light so great to the world that even after she is gone the light remains.
The family will receive friends Friday evening Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at Dublin United Methodist Church, 424 East Main St. in Dublin with the Rev. Bill Rowland officiating. Graveside Services will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
Following the graveside service, a reception/luncheon for family and friends will be held in the Dublin United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Carilion Hospice Services New River Valley, 707 Randolph St., Radford, VA 24141.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.