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Marci Lyn Johnson

Marci Lyn (Walburn) Johnson, 55, of Spring Lake, NC, transitioned to her eternal life on October 19, 2020, after a lengthy, valiant battle with metastatic cancer.  Marci was born on August 2, 1965 in Portsmouth, a daughter of Judith Stafford Walburn and the late Arnold R. Walburn.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory; her mother, Judith Stafford Walburn; her loving companion, Troy Chandler; her children, Kelli (Tyler) Jordan-Cox, Andrew Johnson (Dakota Brewer) and Megan (Josh) Holybee; her sisters, Laura Moore, Mary Ann Walburn, and Michele Walburn; two grandchildren, Joseph Vincenc and Elliana Cox; her beloved dog Romeo; and a host of family, friends, and coworkers.

In addition to her father, Marci was reunited in heaven with her grandmother, Lucy Mae Collett Bowles, her eldest son, Michael Patrick, and her granddaughter, Eden Alexandra Cox.

A 1983 Portsmouth High School graduate, Marci had many passions, of which included: her family, her nursing career, traveling, philanthropy, and politics. She was as witty as she was smart and she had the spirit of a warrior.

A Graveside Service will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 31st, 2020 under the direction of the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making donations to the Carolina Tiger Rescue at, where Marci loved to volunteer, or to a charity of your choice.


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