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Glendora Fant Birch-Johnson

She was born in Beaver Dam, KY. She later died on 3-2-2002.
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Glendora was a pastor's wife who had several leadership roles in the Baptist Church. Born Glendora Fant in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, "Mother Birch" as she was called by her family, attended the Kentucky Industrial Training School, where she became an accomplished seamstress and cook.

She married the Rev. Carris S. Johnson Sr., and moved to Lackawanna, New York in 1945 where they became members first of the Michigan Street Baptist Church, then Mount Olivet Church. Mrs. Johnson lived in the Buffalo area until 1983 when she moved back to Kentucky to care for her ailing sisters.

In 1988 she returned to Buffalo, where she lived the rest of her life. A former Sunday school teacher and past President of the Ministers Wives of Buffalo, she was an active member of the Great Lakes Baptist Association. She was also President of the Green River Valley District Association Missionary Convention in Kentucky from 1984 -89 and also past President of the New Immanuel Missionary Society. In 1989 she joined Providence Baptist Church in Buffalo.

At the time of her death, on March 2, 2002, she was 93 years of age. She is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery.