The Angelic heavenly choir recently welcomed into membership a new singer/ Maestro. Ben Sigel Johnson. Ben spent the majority of his life helping congregations, students and especially choir members to truly worship God through music.
He was born in Springfield, MO. to Ben W. and Florence Johnson, spent his childhood in Marshfield, MO. and the majority of his adult life in Wake Forest, N.C. Educated at the University of Missouri, the Julian School of Music in New York, earned his Doctors of Education from Columbia University. Studied one year in Vienna, Austria at the Academy of Music with Conductor Swarski.
He taught in Wellsville, MO., William Cary College in Hatliesburg, MS. And was head of the Music Department at SEBTS for 45 years.
Ben is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie; daughter, Jennifer Johnson of Wake Forest, sons; Kris Johnson of Huntsville AL. and Ben J. Johnson of Raleigh, four grandchildren; David, William, Turner and Willow Johnson of Raleigh.
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Funeral services will be held 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, October 4, 2014 in The Binkley Chapel on the Southeastern Seminary Campus. Burial will follow in the Seminary Cemetery.
Ben’s choir members and students who would like to honor him by singing in the service please come to a rehearsal in the Chapel Choir Room 2:15 PM on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Life Care 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607 or to Millbrook United Methodist Church, 1712 East Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609 or to Stay at Home Senior Care of Wake Forest, P.O. Box 1027, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)