Lora (Runion) Johnson

Lora Jeanette (Runion) Johnson (1909 - 1992)

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Lora Jeanette Johnson formerly Runion
Born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married before 1928 in Spartanburg Co., SCmap
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Mother of , , [private daughter (1930s - 2010s)], and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 24 Nov 2019 | Created 29 Jul 2013
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Lora was the daughter of Earl Runion and Jessie Green. [1][2] Her father was the choir leader at Holston Creek Baptist Church. She often told of the long walk from their house to church when he would walk with her every week for her piano lessons. Lora told me of a time when the minister's family invited them to dinner and served rice. It was the very first time she had ever seen or tasted it and she had loved it ever since. Lora's family was a close and happy one.

Lora was a church musician and taught piano, organ, guitar and banjo. She delighted in simple things such as wild flowers, sea shells and the puppies she fed at the back door.

She taught me how to play piano and how to listen. [3]


  1. The Greene's from Rhode Island.
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Lora Johnson was my grandmother as well. She taught me the love of music. I miss her biscuits to this day, and her tea. My children have her gift of music which I am so thankful for. My daughter Rylie is very much like her.
posted 21 Feb 2017 by Lynn (Johnson) Rusnica   [thank Lynn]
Lora Johnson was my grandmother and I can think of nothing I would prefer to say about myself. She taught me piano which was a tremendous gift of love and patience. She taught with as much delight as I had learning.

Grandma delighted in everything. She would save envelopes where she thought someone had exceptional handwriting so she could show me and I'm sure everyone else how beautiful.

She would tell stories about what it was like to walk miles to the church with her father when she took piano lessons and about the first time she ever saw rice cooked. She taught me to make biscuits and we drank hot tea together.

posted 31 Jul 2013 by Paula J   [thank Paula]
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