Grace P. Johnson Stadium (2007) is part of the Belk Athletic Complex (2002).
Grace P. Johnson Stadium and Press Box
Aerial View of Belk Athletic Complex, Grace P. Johnson Stadium, Caton Field House, Taylor Track and Lumbee Guaranty Bank Field
Grace P. Johnson Stadium
The football stadium is named in honor of Grace P. Johnson, the late wife of E. Marvin Johnson of Rose Hill, N.C.
Grace Powell Johnson was born on August 26, 1929. She and Marvin Johnson had four children: Edgar Johnson, who preceded her in death, Diane Beasley, Robert Johnson, and Mary Anna Johnson. They have 14 grandchildren, two of whom are deceased, and 5 great-grandchildren.
“Everybody loved Grace,” Johnson said of his wife, who died February 20, 1996. “When we were married on New Year’s Eve in 1949, I borrowed a car from my sister for our honeymoon. We lived in a tenant house.”
Johnson found success in agribusiness, and Grace raised their four children, said her son Robert Johnson.
“My mother ran the home while my father ran the business,” Robert Johnson said. “My mother was very active in her church and community.”
Grace Johnson loved to travel, and she also loved athletics, Robert Johnson said.
“She was a sports fan who loved attending football and basketball games and golf tournaments,” Robert Johnson said. “Football is a great game and important to our family.”