Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler, age 91, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. A Memorial service will be held at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street on February 27, 2013 at 12:00PM, with The Reverends Jody and Julie Long officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Ms. Wheeler was born on April 12, 1921 in Sparta, Georgia and graduated from Sparta High School in 1939. She moved to Macon in 1947 where she was employed at Robins AFB in what was then the Directorate of Procurement. Ms. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Christ and the Believer’s Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, crafts, gardening, and shopping. She was an avid bridge player and a regular follower of Atlanta Braves baseball. Ms. Wheeler was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Wheeler of Macon, her parents Martin and Irene Johnson of Sparta, and her two beloved cats, Angel and Ruby, who were her constant companions and brought her much joy during later years. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Wheeler and a cousin Ruby Harrison, both of Macon. Also, stepson, Edd Wheeler of Tucker, Georgia and step grandchildren Devin Williams, Diana Redmond, Catherine McLain and Emily Hagen, along with other relatives and friends. Ms. Wheeler had a tender heart and an enduring love for animals and never turned away a homless cat or dog. Because of this, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Central Georgia CARES, 520 Professional Dr. Suite 2, Macon, GA 31201, or to the animal charity of your choice. Register online at www.hartsmort.com. Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.