Johnny Lou (Knight) Waldrop

June 22, 1928 ~ May 1, 2022 (age 93)


Johnny Waldrop, 93, of Opelika, Alabama, passed away at home on Sunday, May 01, 2022. She made her heavenly journey peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones.

Johnny was born June 22, 1928, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to Addis and Agnes Knight. She was raised in Dadeville, along with her 4 sisters and 4 brothers. After high school graduation, she moved to Opelika, where she met the love of her life, Charlie Frank Waldrop. They were married for 62 years.

Johnny was, for many years, the bookkeeper for Dorsey’s Feed and Seed. Upon retirement, she devoted herself to her family and spent many happy hours helping care for her only grandson, Chandler Guy. She was very talented, and many of us cherish the paintings that she so skillfully and lovingly created. She loved gospel music, she loved good down-home cooking, and she loved her family, friends, and especially her Lord and Savior.

She was raised at Poplar Springs Church in Dadeville, and later joined First United Methodist Church in Opelika. Here, she was always faithful to her Sunday school class and church services, and served in United Methodist Women and numerous other committees.

Johnny is survived in death by one daughter, Belva Waldrop Guy (Michael), her grandson Chandler Michael Guy, and her great-grandson Grayson Michael Guy, as well as numerous loved nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her faithful friend and caregiver, Doris Torbert. She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Frank Waldrop, son Thomas Charles Waldrop, her mother and father, her eight brothers and sisters, as well as two nieces and two nephews.

The family respectfully urges everyone to pray for those suffering from dementia, their loved ones and their caregivers.

The family request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to her beloved church, Poplar Springs, c/o Barbara Hamilton, 444 Pleasant Hill Road. Eclectic, AL, 36024-6602.

Service will be graveside at Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM. Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory will be directing.

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Graveside Service
May 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Rosemere Cemetery
1500 Long Street
Opelika, AL 36801

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