|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1886|
|Death: ||May 24, 1999|
Los Angeles County
Aunt Fannie DIED AT THE AGE OF 114 YEARS OLD~
Excerpts Taken from the News-Pilot February 4, 1998 and The Daily Breeze Thursday May 27, 1999.
By: Donna Littlejohn
Born the year the gasoline powered automobile was invented, Frances Johns was known as the oldest resident of San Pedro when she died Monday at the age of 114. She attributed her longevity to living a "good life." "I only go to the doctor once a year," she said in 1998. "I'm not sick."
Born Frances Campbell on a farm in Scotts, Arkansas on Feb 3, 1885, Johns was the ninth of 14 children. She remembers picking cotton as a girl. Democrat Grover Cleveland was in the White House. Aunt Fannie came to San Pedro in 1931.
Johns married Lee Jackson on June 25, 1910. The couple had 2 children, Leo and Leanna. Leanna died in infancy. The couple later divorced and she came to San Pedro on June 15, 1931, with her son Leo following. Aunt Fannie was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Her second husband, Harry Johns, whom she married in 1941, died January 15, 1955.
Her family incuded her son Leo,3 granddaughters Alma Jean, Audrey Lee, and Helen Dolores. She had 7 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
I remember Aunt Fannie for her wit. She was so out going and out spoken for her age. I remember when my grandmother passed, they didn't tell her right away because they thought she wouldn't be able to handle it. Then one day when I went over to see her with my dad, she just came out and asked us, in fact she told us that "Nora has passed." She knew when my grandmother hadn't called her, or went by. My dad and I left in tears. My dad Dripper, she would call Skipper. And because it was Aunt Fannie, it was o.k. My dad just had a new name. Aunt Fannie is missed dearly. Yet I know her and my G'ma have met up, and are probably up in heaven teaching everyone how to play Pekeno.
Cause of death: The medication she was given was to strong for her.
*MY MANY THANKS TO GLENN AND TRACY MORROW FOR ADDING THE PICTURE OF AUNT FANNIE'S GRAVE MARKER*
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County
Plot: Coral Tree Gardens 62, B
Created by: Nique
Record added: Jan 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5135969