Johnnie Sue Dodenhoff Fulton
Date of Death: June 9, 2021
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Johnnie Sue Dodenhoff Fulton was born to Florence “Louise” Poole and John Ramsey Dodenhoff, Jr., in Columbia, South Carolina on March 11, 1956. “Johnnie Sue” to those who knew her from way back, she was a light. A 1974 graduate of A.C. Flora High School, she served in student government and even got a call…

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Angela Bell left a message on September 7, 2021:
I would just like to extend my condolences to Mrs. Johnnie’s family. I was saddened to hear of her passing. I had the honor of meeting her towards the end of 2019 in which she agreed to represent me. Besides the professional aspect of our meetings, I loved anytime we were able to have small talk. Her personality was everything! She was always so real and never sugarcoated anything. How she felt about a matter, you’d definitely know because she wasn’t afraid to let you know, lol. Anyways, although I knew at the end of my case I probably wouldn’t see her as often but hoped I’d eventually to run into her somewhere. It’s unfortunate for myself and others that we will not be able to find ourselves in her presence anymore but she absolutely left an impression that I will never forget. My prayers go up for her husband, children, and family. May God continue to give you the strength, comfort and peace you need to get through your time of bereavement. God bless.
Carol Keefer left a message on June 21, 2021:
We will all miss her very much.
Liz Minetta Bardsley left a message on June 20, 2021:
Dear Al, please accept my condolences on the passing of dearest Johnnie. She was amazing, kind, and someone I always looked forward to talking to. I thank you both for your support of La Boheme. We were so proud to have you like-minded rabble rousers as customers.
Pat and Mary Kauffold left a message on June 18, 2021:
Dear Al, Pat and I send our deepest sympathies at the loss of your most wonderful wife. May she rest in God's Eternal Peace.
Reverend Lisa Dempsey left a message on June 18, 2021:
Dearest Ann and family, While your unexpected loss of an amazing sister, mother and wife has left you all reeling, after reading about Johnnie, she has not left you without her gifts of life. I only wish I could have known her. This world will not be the same because of her passion, personality and faith. Trust in God and lean into God’s love, consolation and hope. May Johnnie’s ways in life continue to inspire, bring laughter and heal you with love. You are in my prayers. Peace, Pastor Lisa Dempsey, Cokes Chapel UMC, Sharpsburg, GA
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carol Ogburn left a message on June 15, 2021:
My son and Valerie were classmates when they were younger. I met Johnnie only one time taking my son to Valerie's birthday party. I never forgot meeting her. She was so nice to me and I enjoyed talking to her that evening. I'm so sorry she has left this world at such a young age. My prayers are with Valerie and the rest of the family. I know you will truly miss her.
Robert L Chiles left a message on June 15, 2021:
Dear Al and family. So sorry to hear of Johnnie's death. May she rest in peace and rise in Glory. I didn't hear about this until after the fact or I would have come to the visitation. I so appreciated the privilege of providing pastoral care to Johnnie (and you) back when she had breast cancer. Prayers offered for you all.
Dana Motley left a message on June 14, 2021:
I’m so saddened to hear of Johnnie’s passing. What a bright star and such a loss both personally and professionally to her clients, associates, friends and family. She was real. She told it like it was, with a little bit of sugar, a lot of spice and a sometimes a tad of flowery language. I’ll miss her laugh, humor and compassion. Blessings and peace for her, and for the family.
Peggy Gerondale left a message on June 14, 2021:
So shocked to find this out this morning. Johnnie was agreat person and always to the point. Will miss her and her great words of wisdom. My heart is saddened for her loss. My deepest sympathy to the family and prayers.
Knox White left a message on June 14, 2021:
Imagine Johnnie’s in the Bardot talking the heads off demons & compelling saints to lighten up & convincing lost souls to turn their lives around. What a strong and wonderful light she carries.
Mark Dunning left a message on June 14, 2021:
Johnnie, you will be missed by all of the claimant's bar. I will miss your jokes, your sense of humor, and your well-aimed barbs at those who deserved them. You were always a good friend to me and I pray that you are received into the arms of Our Lord, who will say "well done thou good and faithful servant.' Rest in peace.
Kelly left a message on June 14, 2021:
With deepest condolences. Double Aught Injury Lawyers and Staff
Bill Stephenson left a message on June 14, 2021:
So sorry to hear of Johnnie's death. I had the good fortune to work with Fulton and Barr when I was an account officer for Peoples National Bank. Your wonderful and hilarious obituary captured the bright light that was Johnnie Fulton. She was one of those rare clients that you always looked forward to meeting with because you knew you were going to laugh and smile! She was a classy lady. I hope your wonderful memories of a such a fantastic wife and mother will make this sad time easier.
Jackie left a message on June 13, 2021:
I only knew her a short while. She was friendly and always had a kind word to say. Very accomplished! woman proud to know her! She will be missed.
Monica Simpson left a message on June 13, 2021:
Such good memories with Johnnie. She was amazing, and she gave so much love. A huge heartbreak, but we will hold on to each moment and memory. Love to Al, Will, and Valerie.
Mr & Mrs Bruce McCrary left a message on June 13, 2021:
Our sincere condolences to your family. Bruce & I will continue to lift you all up in our prayers. May Johnnies memory be Eternal. 🙏🙏🙏 She will truly be missed.
Shelley Hoppe left a message on June 13, 2021:
She was the nicest lady. We were new to Greenville and she was so warm and welcoming. Our sons played soccer together many years ago. Prayers for family.😥
Ward Bursley left a message on June 12, 2021:
It was a joy to know Johnnie as a fellow crew member at the Oar House. May God grant grieving grace to her family and friends.
Susan Lake left a message on June 12, 2021:
Johnnie Sue was a wonderful law school classmate. Everyone loved her. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Tracy Younger left a message on June 12, 2021:
What a fantastic, high spirited & funny person. I met Johnnie at Greenville Indoor Rowing. I always enjoyed her fun & mischievous personality. Everyone loved her. God has gained an angel.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Karen Mayer Johnstson left a message on June 12, 2021:
My condolences to all of you and your family. I remember Johnny Sue from AC Flora when we were in many classes together and she was always such a kind soul, not to mention exceptionally smart, and friendly. I'm sure we spoke at the few reunions we had following. Having migrated to Atlanta I did not stay in touch but just having just read the obituary, I can tell you she was something to be proud of and I surely wish I had known her much better - I LOVE who she was. My thoughts to all of you who were close to her. - Karen
Kathleen Jennings left a message on June 12, 2021:
My heart is sad indeed with the passing of this legal icon and dear friend of many years. She was fearless and brave. Deepest sympathy to Al, to Valerie, and to Will. I loved our Christmas time celebration in years past. Always eat dessert first! RIP, dear friend. You made a difference. A purposeful life, well lived. You won’t be forgotten. ♥️🛐🙏
Kathleen Jennings left a message on June 12, 2021:
In memory of Johnnie Sue Dodenhoff Fulton, Kathleen Jennings lit a candle
Ed Crawford left a message on June 12, 2021:
John Dodenhoff, please accept my sympathy for the loss of your sister, Johnnie. You and your family are in my prayers. Sincerely, Ed Crawford
William Watson left a message on June 12, 2021:
Faithful mate for Al, most deeply caring Mother for Will & Val & Champion Advocate for a multitude of disadvantaged, Johnnie Sue, your presence among us here will be missed, but thy gentle ways most kindly established in us.
Kimberly Alexander left a message on June 12, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. She was a great lawyer and friend to those she helped!!
Jim Moseley left a message on June 12, 2021:
Johnnie's brother John is a good friend of mine, Sharing my condolences, May you rest in peace
Peggy Edwards Sessions left a message on June 12, 2021:
Dear John & Family, I was so shocked & saddened when I heard from Susie Cromer Becker of Johnnie Sue’s passing. She was always so friendly & kind to me. I was happy when we reconnected on FB where I immensely enjoyed our chats on politics & human rights. Johnnie Sue truly made a difference with her time on earth. She was the whole package. Please know you all will be in my thoughts & prayers in the upcoming weeks. She’s a friend I will never forget.
Deb Richardson-Moore left a message on June 12, 2021:
I did not know Johnnie Sue, but after reading your hilarious story of her life this morning, I feel like I do. What a wonderful woman and what a sense of humor she inspired! (Take that, Lee Atwater.) I am sorry for your loss of this dynamo -- way too early. Deb
Deb Richardson-Moore left a message on June 12, 2021:
Dear Fulton Family, I did not know Johnnie Sue, but as I read your hilarious story of her life this morning, I felt like I did. And cried. What a wonderful woman and what a wonderful sense of humor she inspired in you! (Take that, Lee Atwater.) I am so sorry for your loss -- way too early. Deb
Holly Atkins left a message on June 12, 2021:
The obituary says it all. She was the smartest, kindest women you could ever meet. I admired her so much and just regret not telling her that enough. My prayers are with her family. Holly
Eldon Collier left a message on June 11, 2021:
In memory of Johnnie Sue Dodenhoff Fulton, Eldon Collier lit a candle
Eldon Collier left a message on June 11, 2021:
In memory of Johnnie Sue Dodenhoff Fulton, Eldon Collier lit a candle
Eldon Collier left a message on June 11, 2021:
In memory of Johnnie Sue Dodenhoff Fulton, Eldon Collier lit a candle
Margie Jones left a message on June 11, 2021:
Rest In Peace, Johnnie. Your sweet spirit and compassionate heart will be so missed by so many! Margie Jones Cokes Chapel UMC Sharpsburg, GA
Leslie Anne Jackson left a message on June 11, 2021:
So sad ! All of us at Tapestry loved Johnnie ! She stopped in Clinton many times for a little retail therapy on her way from or to Columbia and we were always glad to see her. She was a hoot and a holler ! We will miss her ! God bless all of her family .
Nettie Sang left a message on June 11, 2021:
My heartfelt condolences to your family. Johnnie Sue and I attended AC Flora. We took history together. She was the most genuine person I knew, especially during the time we attended Flora. God has truly received another angel. 🙏🏾RIP
Mary Davison left a message on June 11, 2021:
I have fond memories of Saturday mornings in the back row at GIR spent rowing, complaining about rowing, and discussing the Fourth Amendment and other PD stuff with Johnnie. Our deepest sympathies to her family. To know her was to love her immediately. She was so special and will be missed.
Harlow Tighe left a message on June 11, 2021:
My deepest condolences to those who mourn Johnnie-Sue’s departure, but my heartiest congratulations to her for a life so wonderfully lived!
WALTER DURST left a message on June 11, 2021:
She was an old friend of 50 years or more. I am deeply saddened by this news. My deepest sympathy to the family, especially John. God has gained a great advocate in Heaven.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sabrina Greene-FitzSimons left a message on June 11, 2021:
May the light of Johnnie Sues beautiful soul shine on the entire family until you’re all reunited again one day. May ALL her incredible and blessed memories give you strength during the days ahead. With love to the entire family, Sabrina Greene FitzSimons and Family💜
Sherri Kelley Garrett left a message on June 11, 2021:
Johnnie Sue...I know she will be greatly missed. I was shocked to hear of her passing. I worked for Johnnie Sue for 7 1/2 years. She was demanding and a ball of fire but I loved her and learned a lot from her. As to "driving like a bat out of hell", I can attest to that. She would call me on her way to Sburg while reading the file she took for the hearing. I called her one day before she got out of the parking lot and told her to put the file down. LOL Praying for comfort and peace for the family.
Craige & Samantha Saxton left a message on June 11, 2021:
We are so sorry for your loss. Johnnie Sue sounded like a joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Mabel Payne left a message on June 11, 2021:
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m still in shock of her being gone. She was everything you said and a great employer. We all loved Johnnie. She will be missed by all. I will pray for you, Valerie, and Will for the days facing you ahead and everyone at the office.
Bryan Ramey left a message on June 11, 2021:
Johnnie Sue was my good friend and helped me often. She never failed to make me laugh every time we talked. There is even more laughter in heaven now. My condolences to Al, Valerie, and Will.
Donat and Karin Mayrhofer left a message on June 11, 2021:
She will be greatly missed! Sending our love and prayers!
Jen Greene left a message on June 11, 2021:
My heart is so heavy right now. Johnnie and family have been some of the longest clients of Jen Greene Clean. She treated us as family. We moved with them from Greenville to Tryon. When I met Johnnie in 2015 as I was just starting my business she kept me chatting with her for awhile and she felt like a longtime friend that I was catching up with. I am in shock and I am so saddened by this news. Al, please reach out to me with any need. My heart is with you and your children.
Bill Earle left a message on June 11, 2021:
So sorry to learn of this. She was kind to me when I was her classmate at Furman and we have stayed in touch over the years. Such a good, big heart and such a loss to lose her.
Diane yelton left a message on June 11, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. I have many fun and fond memories of times spent with Johnnie and Al We called her Johnnie Sue the ambulance chaser. I will never go to Open Hearth without thinking of her. RIP my friend
Robin Meuldijk left a message on June 11, 2021:
No words can express the sorrow of the passing of Johnnie. I love her smile and her ability to laugh. I love her relationship with Valorie!! Mothers and daughters have a special bond that will last through eternity. Sending you all strength and peace!!
Terri Thomas Cvetko left a message on June 11, 2021:
Johnnie was always the life of our rowing class. She will be missed greatly but enjoying her new next steps in life. Many prayers and love to her friends and family.
Michelle Powers left a message on June 10, 2021:
Johnnie Sue befriended me when I was at a conference and knew no one there. She was a dear soul, and I will never forget her kindness.
Tobi Hayes left a message on June 10, 2021:
My condolences and prayers to the family. I met Johnnie right at 3 years ago and she made me feel so welcomed. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was so comforting when my world was falling apart. She truly cared and her dedication to help was beyond amazing. I will miss her and I feel very blessed to have known her. Heaven gained an angel.
Helen Ingram left a message on June 10, 2021:
🙏🏻❤️ The oar house will never be the same. Praying for all those who loved her.
Haido Pourlos left a message on June 10, 2021:
Dear Al, Valerie, and Will we want to express our deepest condolances to you all on the death of you beloved wife and mother. Johnnie was a wonderful and beautiful lady and ways enjoyed spending time and listening to her jokes and laughter. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time, may God grant you comfort and strength. Fondly Steve, Haido, and Chris Pourlos
Tracie Wendell left a message on June 10, 2021:
I am so very sorry for your loss, and so saddened by Johnnie’s passing. Working as her paralegal for many years, she gave me opportunities I will always be so thankful for.
Kathleen Jennings left a message on June 10, 2021:
What a terrible loss for our world and for Greenville. Johnnie was one sharp lawyer and wonderful friend. She was witty, laughed easily, had tons of friends, was liberal to my conservative, and compassionate. She will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy to Al, to Valerie, and Will. Heaven has a new, shining star today and a happy heavenly gardener. A purposefully live, well lived. RIP, dear friend. ✝️♥️🛐
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