In memory of Johanna Calfee: Creative, missions-minded, loving, former Champion editor dies at 42

Johanna Price Calfee, age 42, died Aug. 30, following a four-year battle with cancer.

Johanna was known for her skills as a storyteller, both in print and broadcast, and for her passion for missions work in her endeavors with Freedom 4/24, a local non-profit dedicated to the prevention and ending of sex trafficking. 

Johanna and Daryl Calfee, her husband of 20 years, met at Liberty University and worked together on the Champion staff, where she was the opinion editor and he was the designer/cartoonist.

Professionally, she worked at WSLS, winning several Emmys and Peabody awards, and later she owned and edited five different regional publications. In the last few years, she became involved in real estate and in remodeling old homes. 

 She is survived by her husband Daryl, and their three children, Ella, Easton and Emmanuel. 

The family requested any donations be made to Freedom 4/24.  

Read more of Johanna Calfee’s story at The News and Advance

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