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Mary Luz Johanson

March 13, 1957 — November 23, 2017

Mary Luz Johanson

Mary Luz Johanson, 60, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017, in Barcelona, Spain. 

She was born in Lima, Peru, on March 13, 1957, to the late Grimalda Gutierrez Galvez and Maximiliano Durand Diaz. 

She is survived by her two daughters, Lyris Ivy Lovett and Priscilla Caroll Johanson, and two granddaughters, Sayuri Gonzalez and Isabella Hernandez, of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

She is also survived by two sisters, Alicia Palma Gutierrez and Raquel Durand Gutierrez and two brothers, Luis Palma Gutierrez and Wilder Durand Gutierrez.

She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her two granddaughters Sayuri and Isabella.  She was a woman of faith who devoted her life to Jehovah alongside her brothers and sisters of the faith.  Finally, she always put others first and was always willing to help without expecting anything in return.   Anyone who knew Mary always found her smiling, joyful and full of life despite her ongoing battle with cancer.

The family will receive friends on Monday, December 4, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at noon at Sandhills State Veteran’s Cemetery in Fayetteville, North Carolina.   

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Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service and Crematory, Inc., of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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