Hazel “Hay-Hay” Holder Johnson

Hazel “Hay-Hay” Holder Johnson

February 28, 1931 – May 26, 2021

Raleigh – Hazel “Hay-Hay” Holder Johnson, 90, passed away on Wednesday. She was born in Harnett County to the late Ervin & Ida Mason Holder. She worked as a Nurse Assistant at Dortha Dix for 28 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tommy Greene Johnson, and several siblings.

She is survived by her son, Scott Johnson (Vicky) of Raleigh, daughters, Nancy Johnson of Benson, Gloria Johnson of Wendell, brother, James Holder of Dunn, sisters, Margie Herring (A.T.) of Dunn, Sue Jenks of Florida, grandchildren, Taylor Johnson (Ashley), Savannah Myrick (Bradley), and great-grandchildren, Raelee & River. Hay Hay was known for her hilarious spirit and contagious laughter. Anyone who met Hay Hay was instantly guaranteed a smile. She was deeply loved by all her family members and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, family asks for friends and family to purchase gift cards for the staff of Laurel of Forest Glen, Garner. 1101 Hartwell St, Garner, NC 27529, c/o Casey Lee.

Visitation, 3:30-5pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell. Funeral service, 5 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel. A private burial will be held at a later date. www.stricklandfuneral.com.

Please visit www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral or https://vimeo.com/557655365 to view a recording of Hay Hay’s Funeral Service.


  • Shelby Vaughan Wandland Posted May 28, 2021 6:52 am

    So sorry to hear of Hazels passing. She was a great influence to me during my younger years. Always full of laughter. Players and thoughts to you All.

  • Gaynelle Holder Swank Posted May 28, 2021 11:32 am

    I loved her laugh. She always reminded me of Grandma Holder. She will be missed. My prayers are with the family. I love you all.

  • Karen Tucker Posted May 29, 2021 5:33 pm

    Praying for God’s peace to surround the family at this difficult time. Ms. Hazel was in a class all by herself! Loved that woman!

  • Gwen Pierce Posted June 4, 2021 10:09 pm

    So sorry loved her very much

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