Thelma Johnson’s Generous Gift

Thelma Johnson taught second grade at Madison Campus Elementary School for several years.  Many of the current members of the Madison Campus Seventh-day Adventist Church as well as members of numerous other Adventist churches throughout North America remember their teacher, Thelma Johnson, fondly.

Thelma and her husband, Reed, planned to remember the Lord’s work in their estate plan.  After Reed’s death in 1999, her family encouraged Thelma to leave a major portion of her estate to the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference for the benefit of the MadisonCampusElementary School—the school she loved so much.

As a result, more than $98,000.00 came to the Madison Campus Elementary School at exactly the time it was needed most—while the church was building a new school.  Those monies were used to upgrade the gym floor, to add bathrooms to the 3rd and 4th grade classrooms, and to expand and remodel the kitchen.

Now, every school day, the students of the Madison Campus Elementary School benefit from Thelma Johnson’s generous gift.

If any of our members would like to learn more about how to follow the example of Thelma Johnson you may call the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference Trust Services Office for assistance with your estate planning.