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A. Leon Johnson
A. Leon Johnson, of near Millsboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1981, in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, after a long illness. He was 73. Mr. Johnson was a self-employed carpenter for many years in the Millsboro area until be retired in (cut off)
Andrea Dale Jackson Johnson, quietly and peacefully passed away on Aug. 1, 2008, at Northwest Hospital after a lengthy illness. "Angie" as she was affectionately called, was born on Nov. 1, 1952, to the late Wilbert L. Jackson and Carolyn (Wells) Jackson. She was a graduate of Bridgeton High School, in Bridgeton, N.J., and went on to receive a BA degree from Morgan State University with honors and went on to obtain a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law, in Baltimore, Md. Upon graduation, she received the Reginald Hebert Smith Fellowship Award and interned at the Baltimore City Legal Aid Bureau.
earlier years, she worked as an in-house counsel to the PHH Corporation
and other Fortune 500 companies. In 1981, she served as Assistant Attorney
General, as counsel to the Interstate Division for Baltimore City, within
the Highway Department. In this position, she oversaw all federal aid,
highway construction within Baltimore City, I-395,
In 1993, she became principal counsel in the Office of the State Attorney General to the Maryland State Lottery Agency. Under her legal guidance as Assistant Attorney General, the Maryland lottery became a member of the Mega Millions Jackpot states. In 1996, she helped the lottery in its procurement decision to be the first in the country to obtain an online gaming system using the IFB method, instead of RFP, which resulted in a savings to the state of 50 million dollars. She helped the lottery grow to become a 1.5 billion dollar-a-year agency and was presented with the "Manager of the Year" award by the lottery agency in 2006. She retired from the Office of the Attorney General in 2007, due to her declining health caused by advanced breast cancer.
Andrea was active in many social and professional organizations, until her health declined. This included Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Monumental Bar Association, Baltimore Bar Association, and the National Bar Association. She was also a member of the NAAG Internet Gaming Group and the NAAG Indian Lottery Working Group. She was vice president of the Baltimore Chapter of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for abused and neglected children. She was involved with Save the Children Fund and sponsored a third world child living in poverty.
She was a dedicated member of the Union Bethel AME Church and assisted them with many legal matters,including the building the Family Life Center, parking lot and ponds. She helped establish their legal ministry and served as a trustee and greeter. She also free wills to senior citizens and free legal advice to low-income individuals. She enjoyed traveling, going to plays, movies, dancing and volunteering her time to several worthy causes and helping others obtain their lifelong goals. Due to her unyielding trust and faith in God, she faced every challenge with courage and strength and never complained. Andrea leaves behind a remarkable legacy of outstanding professional and personal accomplishments that will live on forever and never be forgotten.
She is survived by her son, Brian Johnson; stepson, Rhaashan Johnson, both of Md.; sisters, Janet Jackson and Carolyn Treherne, both of N.J.; nephews, Maynard (Diedre) Pierce, Ricky (Brenda) Pierce, and Donald Jackson Jr., of N.J.; nieces, Danielle (Dave) Caracciolo, Valerie (Sherwood) Brown, and Pamela Jackson, of N.J. She is also survived by a host of other loving relatives and special friends. Andrea was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Pierce; brother, Donald Jackson Sr.; and niece, Sharon Jackson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Union Bethel AME Church, in Randallstown, Md., on Friday, Aug. 8, at 11:30 a.m. The viewing will be held from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Funeral services are under the direction of Wylie Funeral Home, in Randallstown, Md. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Bridgeton, N.J., from 11 a.m. - noon. The interment will be held at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, in Bridgeton, N.J.
Angelina Reginaldi Johnson ~1940-2011
Angelina Reginaldi “Angel” Johnson, 71,
Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Bertha E. (Powell) Reginaldi; her husband, Arthur B. Johnson; and her sister, Mary Wisniewski. Johnson is survived by three brothers, Joseph and John Reginaldi, and Jerry Mercandante; her children, Leza Smack, Calvin Mitchell, Jerry Johnson, Joseph Johnson and Raymond Johnson, all of Millsboro; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
funeral service was scheduled for Oct. 8, 2011, at Watson Funeral Home
Mrs. Anna E. Johnson, 72, died Wednesday, April 14, 1965, after a long illness. She was a member of Harmony Church, Millsboro.
She is survived by her husband, Dorsey Johnson; five daughters; Mrs. Hilda Marinelli, New York; Mrs. Olive Walls, Brunswick, Maine; Mrs. Sylvia Clark, Millsboro; Mrs. Louise Cangelose, Fanwood, NJ and Mrs. Maxine Hitchens, Millsboro; five sons, Clyde and Chester of New York; Paris, Sr. and Clarence and Everett Johnson, all of Millsboro; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert Clark, Philadelphia and Walter L. Clark of Millsboro; and one sister, Mrs. Edna Jackson , Millsboro.
Services will be Sunday afternoon at 1 at Harmony Church, Millsboro. Friends may call at James Funeral Home, Millsboro, tomorrow evening from 7 to 9.
Stacey Cooper notes, "Annette Johnson was the daughter of Willie and Mamie Wright. She died this week due to complications of heart surgery. She later married Walt Johnson, son of Joseph and Estella Johnson. She leaves one daughter Annette and one son Walter Jr (Bay). Walt's father was a brother to Lacey Johnson. Grandson of Emaline Street and George Johnson. They lived near Lewes, Delaware in Rabbit's Ferry."
Annette M. "Susie" Johnson of near Lewes died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 60. Mrs. Johnson was born in Harbeson, the daughter of the late Willie and Mamie Morris Wright. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Walter H. Johnson; a daughter, Annette Wright of Lewes; a son, Walter Wright of Millsboro; a brother, George Wright of Millsboro; two sisters, Margaret Wright and Ruth Allen, both of Dover; and two grandchildren, Ashley Wright and Walter Wright Jr. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call two hours prior to service. The Rev. Timothy Duffield will officiate. Burial will be in Israel Church Cemetery, Lewes.
Arthur B. Johnson ~1921-1986
1. Obituary: The family announced Wednesday the death of Arthur B. Johnson, 65, of RD 5, Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bridgeton, on Nov. 17, 1986 at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Del.
Mr. Johnson had been a truck driver for 47 years and had been employed by Dagastine Transfer of Port Norris and several trucking and bus services. He retired in 1980 from Mount Aire Farms of Delmarva Inc. He had also managed A.J.’s Pool Hall for a short time. He was a member of Indian Mission United Methodist Church in Harbeson.
Surviving are his wife, Angelina; a daughter, Zelda B.J. Hart of Turnersville; four sons, Maurice E. of Bridgeton, and Jerry, Joseph and Raymond, all at home; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Allen of Millsboro, Del.; a stepson, Calvin Mitchelle of Millsboro, Del.; a brother, Nelson C. Johnson of Philadelphia; a nephew, Chin Johnson of Philadelphia; his stepmother, Lotti Wright of Millsboro, Del.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were private.
H. Johnson ~1931-2006
H. Johnson of Millsboro died Monday, May 15, 2006, in
Caleb Johnson ~1878-1954
Obituary: In Fairfield Township 22 Mar 1954, Caleb Johnson, husband of Anna Durham Johnson, aged 76 years died Monday night following a lingering illness. A retired farmer, Mr. Johnson had been a resident of Sea Breeze for the past 42 years. He and his wife had operated a store and private dining room there for many years.
The deceased was a native of Cheswold, Del. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Elwood, Paul and James, all of Sea Breeze; two brothers, Robert of Philadelphia and Charles Edward, Bridgeton; and two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Carson, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Sinia Harmon, Gouldtown.
Funeral services will be held...at the funeral home of Cornelius J. Mack. Interment will be in Fordville Memorial Park.
Charles Edward Johnson died 1957
Funeral notice: In profound sorrow we announce the death of Charles Edward Johnson on June 15, 1957. Services will be held Wed Jun 19, 1957 from Wesley Funeral Home at 2 o'clock P.M.
(Note by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: "Son of Henry Johnson & Matilida Ridgway, 3rd husband of Amanda Durham Sammons.
G. “Gib” Johnson ~1917-2007
Clarence G. “Gib” Johnson, 90, of Millsboro, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at home.
He was predeceased by his parents, Dorsey E. and Anna E. Clark Johnson; his wife, Fannie E. Johnson in 2005; two sons, Clarence H. Harmon and Alvin L. Harmon; one granddaughter; four brothers,Chester, Paris Everett and Clyde Johnson; and three sisters, Sylvia, Hilda and Juanita.
He is survived by one son, Troy Johnson of Millsboro; three grandsons, Robert Duff Jr. of Smyrna, Keenan Harmon of Philadelphia Pa., and Kelvin Harmon of New Castle; two granddaughters, Karen Overton and Katrina Harmon of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Olive Walls of Wilmington, Louise Cangelose of Virginia, and Maxine Hitchens of Millsboro; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Gib was a produce farmer, a longtime Member of Harmony United Methodist Church in Millsboro, and a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association. He enjoyed farming, cutting grass and just plain work.
will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at Harmony United Methodist
Church, Route 24,Millsboro,
A. Johnson ~1929-2000
Clyde A. Johnson of Millsboro died Thursday, Jan. 20, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center, Dover. He was 71. Mr. Johnson was born in Millsboro, the son of the late Dorsey E. and Anna E. Clark Johnson. He was a truck driver for Gilbert's Carriers in Succasunna, N.J., for many years, retiring in 1988. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Johnson was a member of VFW Post #10638 in Millsboro.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Vargas Johnson, on July 27, 1999. He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Waller of Millsboro; two nieces, who he and his wife raised, Nancy Camacho and Darlene Gonzolez of New York City; two brothers, Everett Johnson and Gilbert "Gib" Johnson of Millsboro; four sisters, Olive Walls of Wilmington and Louise Congelose of Allbrightsville, Pa., Juanita Hitchens and Maxine Hitchens, both of Millsboro; five grandchildren, Gloria Waller, Monique Waller, Tyrone Waller, Kimberly Waller, and Starr Robin-son, all of Salisbury, Md. and nine great-grandchildren.
Service will be 8 p.m. today at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call two hours prior to service. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
M. Johnson ~1902-1999
Cora M. Johnson of Houston died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, in Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 97. Miss Johnson was the daughter of the late William B. and Georgia Sharp Johnson.
She worked as a supervisor at the Libby-McNeal-Libby Cannery Factory of Houston. She is survived by two sisters, Georgianna Jester of Milford and Lydia B. Johnson of Houston; and several nephews and nieces.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Houston United Methodist Church, Houston, DE 19954.
J. Johnson ~1932-2003
A. Johnson ~1936-2006
Delores A. “Sissy Ward” Johnson, 70, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, surrounded by her loved ones at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington.
She was the daughter of the late Lottie and Thomas A. Ward and wife of the late George Johnson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Gould Sr. and Earl Ward.
She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted niece, whom she raised, Malinda J. Perkins; another niece, Shirley Taylor; a nephew, James Gould Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa.; a devoted cousin, Rev. Grace Boyer and goddaughter, Diane Seeney and her son Darrell Seeney; her aunt, Mildred Holloman of Lewes; and a host of other family and friends.
were held at
Diana Hitchens Johnson of Millsboro died of congestive heart failure Thursday, July 15, 1999, in Millsboro Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro. She was 92. Mrs. Johnson was born in Millsboro, the daughter of the late Eli and Mary Ann Burton Hitchens.
She was formerly employed by the Paramount Poultry Company in Harbeson. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church near Millsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ayres Johnson, in 1993; a daughter, Eleanor L. Oliver; and two sons, Ronnie C. Johnson and Clinton Johnson.
She is survived by a son, James Lee Hitchens; a granddaughter, Diane Morris Taylor of Sterling, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Pritchett; a grandson, Lamont Clarke of Boothwyn, Pa.; two step-grandsons, David & DeRoin Pritchett of Millsboro; four great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Friendship United Methodist Church, Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service. Burial will in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Donald Edward Johnson Sr. 1935-2009
In loving memory of Donald
Edward Johnson Sr., of Millsboro, born Aug. 2, 1935, and he returned
home on Dec. 27, 2009, at the age of 74 years and four months. Donald
is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Lorraine Johnson; two daughters,
Dynele Thompson (Tom), and Regina Moore (John); sons, Donald Edward
Johnson Jr. (Linda Wagner), Juan Johnson and (Mary), and Dwayne Wiltbank
(Valerie); six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, a host of
nieces, nephews, and cousins, a brother, half-brothers and sisters,
and sisters and brother-in-laws. In accordance with his wishes there
will be a private graveside service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, at
2. Donald E. Johnson Sr., Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, DE, 29 Dec 2009
In loving memory of Donald Edward Johnson Sr. of Millsboro, Delaware, born August 2, 1935 and he returned home on December 27, 2009, at the age of 74 years and four months. Donald was a husband, father and grandfather and a mentor to many.
"Our death is not an ending if we can live in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies only wilted leaves on the tree of life." (Albert Einstein)
Donald was preceded by his parents, Mary Ann and Wm. E (Jimmy) Wright. He was also preceded by two grandchildren Kevin Wayne Jackson Jr. and Donald Edward Joh nson III. Donald is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Lorraine Johnson, two daughters, Dynele Thompson - husband Tom of Mooresville, NC, and Regina Moore - husband John of Millsboro, DE and Sons Donald Edward Johnson Jr - companion Linda Wagner of Millsboro, DE. Juan Johnson - wife Mary of Caruthersville, MO, and Dwayne Wiltbank - wife Valelie of Millsboro, DE and grandchildren, Letoya Jackson of DE, Dashina Cannon of DE, Courtney Gamston of GA, Kendra Jackson of DE. Matthew Thompson of NC, and TeMyra Brown of DE, and 11 great Grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Also survived by a brother
Henry Street of
The family request no flowers.
The family would like to extend thanks for the prayers.
by Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St.
Donald Edward Johnson Sr., 74, of M illsboro, born Aug. 2, 1935, returned home Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. Donald was a husban d, father and grandfather and a mentor to many. “Our death is not an ending if we can live in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies only wilted leaves on the tree of life.” (Albert Einstein)
Donald was preceded in death by his pare nts, Mary Ann and William E. (Jimmy) Wright. He was also preceded by two grandchildren, Kevin Wayne Jackson Jr. and Donald Edward Johnson III. Donal d is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Lorraine Johnson; two daughters, Dynele Thompson and husband Tom of Mooresville, N.C., and Regina Moore and husband John of Millsboro; and three sons, Donald Edward Johnson Jr. and companion Linda Wagner of Millsboro, Juan Johnson and wife Mary of Caruthersville, Mo., and Dwayne Wiltbank and wife Valerie of Millsboro; and grandchildren, Letoya Jackson of Delaware, Dashina Cannon of Delaware, Cour tney Gamston of Georgia, Kendra Jackson of Delaware, Matthew Thompson of North Carolina, and TeMyra Brown of Delaware; and 11 great-grandchildren along wi th a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by a brother, Henry Street of Altoona, Pa.; and half-brothers Ronson, Craig, Avanola Showell and half-sisters Lettie Rose Handy and Areala Showell; in addition to sisters- and brothers-in-law.
Donald was employed
at Townsend’s Inc. f or many years before retiring in 1997. “Yea though
I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art
with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 In accordance
with his wishes there was a private graveside service Wednesday, Dec.
F. Johnson ~1926-2004
F. Johnson Age 78 departed this life Saturday, May 22, 2004 at Christiana
was preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda W. Johnson.He leaves to cherish
his memory 4 daughters, Celestine Hill, Crystal Alston, Sarah Seeney
and Laurie Ann Wilson, all of New Castle, DE. He also leaves 6 grandchildren,
Sean Brooks of NY and Alicia Brooks, Maurice Dorsey, Anthony Seeney,
Ebon Alston and Carl Wilson, II, all of New Castle, DE; 4 great
grandchildren, Zave and Omar Brooks, Maurice and Marquise Dorsey; and
2 sons-in-law, Joseph Hill and Carl R. Wilson.
Hall Johnson 1930-2010
Edith Phyllis Hall Johnson, 80, was born to the late Anna Hall Wesley and the late Luther Gould on Jan. 8, 1930 in Bridgeton. She fell asleep and peacefully departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, in Las Vegas.
Edith was a former lifelong resident of Bridgeton, and received her formal education in the Bridgeton Public School System. Early in life she moved to Port Norris and began working for the Oyster House. She later moved back to Bridgeton and worked as a seamstress at M.C. Shrank Inc. (Val Mode Lingerie). Edith retired from the Cumberland County SheriffÕs Department, after serving as a civil servant for 26 years. Edith professed her hope in Christ and served the Lord with gladness as a faithful member of Bethel Othello A.M.E. Church in Springtown. She sang joylessly in the senior choir. Her favorite hymns reflected her living, "It is well with my soul," "One day at a time," and "Somewhere around God's Throne." She will be remembered for her quick witty words, as well as for her cooking, which were enjoyed by her grandchildren, family and friends. Auntie Eddie was known to love to play BINGO, and she named her black poodle dog BINGO for the game she loved. She also collected rooster figurines. She enjoyed crocheting elegant comforters and afghans, and loved to catch a bargain at yard sales or thrift stores for fun. She was often seen socializing with friends and family at the local McDonald's.
She leaves to cherish fond memories of her life, two sons, Eldon W. Brown and his wife Rita, and Keith Johnson and his devoted friend Kay Crosell; one sister, Doris Hall Davis; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-aunts, Adeline Oriphant and Hannah Wesley; several nieces, nephews, cousins, various relatives and friends. Edith joins her predeceased daughter, Brenda Brown Moore, her parents, brothers, and family somewhere around GodÕs throne.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at noon from Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, 207 Vine St., Bridgeton. The interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, prior to the services at the church. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township.
Eileen P. Johnson of Dover, formerly of Wyoming, died of complications of a stroke Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 in Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. Mrs. Johnson was born on June 16, 1911, in Smyrna, the daughter of the late Louise T. Goldsboro and Frank Thompson.
She worked in the Caesar Rodney cafeteria of Nellie Stokes and W.B. Simpson for 10 years, retiring at the age of 62. She enjoyed life as a homemaker and spending time at her summer cottage after retirement. She loved dogs, especially her present companion, Duke.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Raymond Johnson, on June 12, 1993. She is survived by a son, Raymond Hayes Johnson and his wife, Bonnie, of Wyoming; a daughter, Marie Vincent of Dover; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery, Smyrna. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Camden-Wyoming Lions club Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 246, Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934.
Rynear 'Scoop' Johnson ~1929-2001
Eldridge Rynear "Scoop" Johnson of Millsboro died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 72.
Mr. Johnson was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a supervisor for the Delaware Department of Transportation in 1991 after 31 years. After his retirement, he worked for Millsboro Ford in Millsboro. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Oak Orchard-Riverdale American Legion Post 28, a member of the Houston Ministerial Association in Seaford, and a member of the Delaware State Police Citizens Patrol and the Prison Fellowship of Delaware. He was also a volunteer chaplain at Sussex County Work Release for the past 12 years.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lorraine "Vera" Kirby Johnson; eight sons, Duane Johnson, James Farmer, Byron Farmer Sr. and Byron Farmer Jr., all of Millsboro, Gary Hood of Rehoboth Beach, David Farmer of Bear, Eric Farmer of Camden, N.J., and Calvin Farmer of Lawnside, N.J.; six daughters, Dana Johnson and Wanda Radish of Millsboro, Mable Harmon of Middletown, Debora Mickles of Lawnside, Nina Wright of Lumberton, N.J. and Mary Johnson of Pennsauken, N.J.; a sister, Cornelia Clark of Millsboro; 28 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Ronald Houston will officiate. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Patriot's Way, Millsboro.
Roland Johnson ~1940-2007
Elmer Roland Johnson, "Tookie," aged 67, of The Villages section of Lady Lake, Fla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at the The Villages Hospice House, in Lady Lake, Fla. Born in Salem, N.J., Mr. Johnson was raised in Bridgeton, N.J.
He resided in Vineland, N.J., for 8 years before relocating to The Villages, Fla., five years ago. As a descendant of the Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe, Mr. Johnson was proud of his Native American heritage. Mr. Johnson was a social worker for the Cumberland County Board of Social Services, and retired after 19 years of service. He had received his associates degree, from Cumberland County College, and his bachelor¹s degree, from Glassboro State College. He previously served in both the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as the U.S. Army. Mr. Johnson was an avid golfer who also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening.
Stepfather of the late Rhonda Bodulow, and brother of the late, Marva Johnson, he is survived by his beloved wife, Grace Johnson; three daughters, Judy Johnson, Alice Johnson, of Vineland, Lorraine Johnson; one son, John Johnson; two stepsons, Vincent Straub and his wife, Jeannie Scott Straub, and his wife, Debby; three sisters, Lorraine Uzzle and her husband, Chancy, Wendy Arnold, Claudia and husband, Nick Williams; three brothers, John Johnson and his wife, Roberta, Wallace Doman and wife, Hazel, Phillip Doman; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three nieces, and three nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Marva Johnson.
His funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the PANCOAST FUNERAL HOME, 676 S. Main Road, Vineland, N.J., where relatives and friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville, N.J. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, Lady Lake, FL 32162. To e-mail condolences and or tributes, please visit pancncoastfuneralhome.com.
Lee "Rock" Johnson 1941-2007
1. Elson Lee "Rock" Johnson of Millsboro peacefully departed from this world to be a better home on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, in Christiana Care-Christiana Hospital in Newark surrounded by his wife and friends. He was 66. Elson was born in Lewes on Jan. 7, 1941, son of the late Marcella and Harley Johnson.
He received all of his education at Johnson and Jason schools. Elson loved his tools; as we all know, Elson would buy tools and have the same ones in one of his many buildings in his yard or in his van. He was the only one who could ride in that van because he had so many of his tools in there, no one else could ride with him. After his education, he became employed with James Julian Construction Inc. and after retiring, he continued to work as a handyman. When he was asked to do some carpentry he would always be right there. Now it may have taken some extra time to get it done but you could always count on things being done accurately. Whenever Elson was in need, his wife, Barbara was right there. Elson was associated with Harmony United Methodist Church and St. John"s Baptist Church. He was very devoted to helping both churches with his carpentry skills. As we all know, he loved to build, build and build. Elson loved children. He always loved buying someone else"s child a gift. He truly loved his godchild, Eurecka Briddell. On Sunday while at Christiana Hospital, all he wanted was to be "saved," as he did accept Christ in his heart as his personal savior.
He was preceded in death by his brother, George Edsel and his sister, Barbara Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara, whom he married on June 17, 1967; three sisters, Rochella Nock and Vivian Johnson, both of Millsboro and Blonnie McCall of Lewes; two brothers, Crawford Johnson and Harlin and his wife, Jean Johnson of Georgetown; five brothers-in-law, Raymond Moore of Millsboro, Freddie Roberts and Oather Roberts Jr. and his wife, Harriett of Delmar, Del, Charles Wise and his wife, Emma of Salisbury, Md. and Timothy Wise of Pennsylvania; four sister-in-laws, Beatrice Johnson of Millsboro, Evelyn Handy and her husband, Robert of Delmar, Del., Aleen Monroe of Pa., Martha Peters of Salisbury, Md.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and many, many friends.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. John"s 2nd Baptist Church, Mt. Joy near Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor Annie Jane Custis will officiate. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Homes.
2. Elson Lee “Rock” Johnson, 66, of Millsboro,
passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, surrounded by his wife and friends,
was preceded in death by his parents, Marcella and Harley Johnson; brothers,
George Edsel, Randall, Kendall; and sister, Barbara Johnson. He is survived
by his wife, Barbara Johnson; three sisters, Rochella Nock and Vivian
Johnson, both of Millsboro, and Blonnie McCall of Lewes; two brothers,
Crawford Johnson, and Harlin Johnson and wife Jean of Georgetown; five
brothers-in-law, Raymond Moore of Millsboro, Freddie Roberts and Oather
Roberts Jr. and wife Harriet, all of Delmar, Del., Charles Wise and
wife Emma of Salisbury, Md., and Timothy Wise of Pennsylvania.; four
sisters-in-law, Beatrice Johnson of Millsboro, Evelyn Handy and husband
Robert of Delmar, Del., Aleen Monroe of Pennsylvania., Martha Peters
of Salisbury, Md.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many
were scheduled for Sunday, May 20, 2007, with interment in St. Johns
2nd Baptist Church cemetery,
Elva M. Johnson of Millsboro died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, in her home. She was 83. Mrs. Johnson was born near Lewes, the daughter of the late Elmer and Eva M. Wright Morris.
She had been a school teacher at the former Warwick School 202, near Millsboro for 26 years, later teaching at Milton Elementary school for 11 years, retiring in 1976. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Trinity Faith Christian Center in Lewes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paris N. Johnson Sr., in 1988. She is survived by a stepson, Paris N. Johnson Jr. of Millsboro; a stepdaughter, Elaine R. Johnson Norwood of Millsboro; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour before the service. The Rev. Kim Tephabock. Burial will be in Christ Church Cemetery, near Harbeson. The family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Chapter, 321 E. 11th.
Elwood Johnson, 67, of Sea Breeze Road, RD 4, died suddenly Saturday at Bridgeton hospital where he had been a patient only a few hours. He had been in failing health two years and seriously ill a week.
Mr. Johnson was born in Cheswold, Del., the son of the late Caleb and Anna Durham Johnson. He had resided at his last address 24 years, and in the Fairton area most of his life.
Prior to retiring five years ago, Mr. Johnson, who was a carpenter by trade, had been employed by various contractors in the Southern New Jersey area.
Surviving are his wife, E. Jane Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Pierce, and Mrs. Anna Ridgeway, both of Fairton; three stepsons, Chester and Robert Tayvinsky, both of Vineland, and Thomas Tayvinsky, U.S. Army, stationed in Kentucky; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Eleanor DeLuca, Vineland, a brother, James Johnson, Fairton; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Thawley, pastor of the Fairton Methodist Church, Wednesday at 11 from the Carll & Padgett Funeral Home, 77 North Main Street, Cedarville. Interment will be at Siloam Cemetery, Vineland. Friends may call Tuesday evening after 7 at the funeral home.
A. Johnson Sr. ~1923-2002
A. Johnson Sr. of Millsboro died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, in Green
Valley Terrace, Millsboro. He was 79.
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having fought in the Battle
of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart with an oak-leaf cluster.
He was owner-operator of E.J. Johnson Trucking Co., Millsboro, for 25
years, retiring in 1984.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean Batchelor Johnson; a daughter, Jean A. Norwood of Millsboro; two sons, Everett A. Johnson Jr. of Germantown, Md. and Elmer C. Johnson of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Clarence "Gib" Johnson of Millsboro; three sisters, Olive Walls of Wilmington, Louise Cangelose of Albrightsville, Pa., and Maxine Hitchens of Millsboro; and seven grandchildren.
will be noon Friday at the Harmony United Methodist Church, Del. 24,
east of Millsboro, where friends may call two hours earlier. The Rev.
Claudia Waters will officiate.
Elloise Johnson ~1919-2005
Elloise Johnson of Millsboro died Monday, July 25, 2005, in
Harley E. Johnson 1897-1961
Harley E. Johnson, 63, died in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sunday, Jan. 29, 1961,
after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella; four daughters, Miss Blonie Johnson, Lewes; and Barbara, Rochella and Vivian, all at home; six sons; Edsel and Crawford, both of Philadelphia, Randall, Elson, Kendall and Harlan, all of Millsboro; nine grandchildren and a sister; Mrs. Dorothy Morris, Camden, NJ.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Harmony Church with the Rev. C. W. Brown officiating. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetary. Friends may call at the James Funeral Home this evening.
Pierce Johnson ~1921-2001
Harriet Johnson, age 80, of Fairfield Twp., died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at her home. Born in Fairfield Twp., the daughter of the late Albert and Gerdine Murray Pierce, she was the wife of the late Robert C. Johnson.
She was a homemaker and a lifetime Fairfield Township resident.
Surviving are two sons, Robert C. Johnson, Jr. of Millville and Albert Johnson of Bridgeton; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by 7 brothers, Melvin, Herbert, Robert, Edward, Walter, Wilbert and Ernest Pierce and five sisters, Alta Pierce, Ruth Money, Winifred Pierce, Anna Burton and Mary Collins.
Funeral services will be held at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway # 77, Upper Deerfield Twp. on Sunday at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. Friends may call on Sunday on hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
"Bootsie" Johnson 1933-2004
Helen "Bootsie" Johnson of Cheswold went home to be with the Lord, Monday April 19, 2004 in Christiana Hospital, at the age of 71. She was born January 14, 1933 in Dover, Delaware, daughter of the late Arthur Sammons and Rosella Mosley Sammons.
Mrs. Johnson attended Fork Branch Elementary School and graduated 8th grade from Cheswold School. She worked for Playtex in her early years. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Immanuel Union United Methodist Church of Cheswold where she belonged to the Women's Society. She was a devoted Christian, a dedicated wife, mother and loving grandmother. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her sister Bernice Hands, and her brother Arthur A. Sammons both of Bridgeton, a godson Donnie Johnson. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of 51 years Jackie Johnson; one daughter Peggy Ridgeway and her husband Chris of Dover; three sons, Jackie Johnson, Jr. and his wife Debbie of Dover, Frankie Johnson and his wife Susie of Dover and Gregory Johnson of Cheswold; one sister, Edith Ridgeway of Bridgeton, New Jersey; two brothers, Walter Mosley of Philadelphia, Pa., and Luther Sammons of Dover; nine grandchildren, Gordon, Jennifer, Megan, Billy, Frankie, T.J., Nicky, Danny, C.J.; nine great-grandchildren, Nathen, Amaya, J.T., William, Erica, Sean, Chelsea, Heaven and one on the way and a host of nieces, nephews and a goddaughter Tammy Mosley.
services will be held 2p.m. Sunday April 25, 2004 at Immanuel Union
United Methodist Church, 756 Main Street, Cheswold, Del. Friends may
call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday April 24, 2004 and 12-2 p.m. Sunday at the
church. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Arrangements by TORBERT
FUNERAL CHAPELS, Dover, Del. Letters of condolence may be sent to delmarvaobits.com/torbert
Helen C. Johnson
Helen C. Johnson, of near Millsboro, died Monday, March 29, 1982, in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, after suffering a stroke at her home Saturday. She was 83. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Indian Mission United Methodist Church near Millsboro and of the United Methodist Women there.
She is survived by her husband, John Wesley Johnson; a son, Aaron C. Coursey of Lawnside, N.J.; a brother, Marshall Coursey of Millsboro, a sister, Virginia E. Harmon of Milton; a granddaughter, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Indian Mission United Methodist Church near Millsboro, with burial in the adjoining cemetery Friends may call Thursday night in the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.
V. 'Hennie,' 'Aunt Hennie' Johnson 1909-2001
Henrietta V. "Hennie," "Aunt Hennie" Johnson of Cheswold died Thursday, June 7, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover. She was 92. Mrs. Johnson was born Jan. 18, 1909, daughter of the late Charles E. Carey and Dells M. Carey. She was the last Carey survivor of seven children. She was a lifelong resident of the Cheswold area where she met and married Willis M. "Bill" Johnson on Jan. 8, 1927. Of this union was born four children.
She was a homemaker but sometimes worked out of the home doing various jobs such as factory, housecleaning, which she loved, and her last job as manager of a Laundromat next to Shore Stop on Route 42. She retired from that job about 15 years ago. She loved children. She was somewhat of a surrogate mother to several children for working parents, loving and caring for them from infancy to the beginning of school and even longer. Some of these children are now married and have children of their own and still kept in contact with her. Some did, and still do, call her grandma. Her family, home and flowers were her pride and joy. She was an avid wrestling fan and missed very few shows. Some of the young people came in and watched the wrestling with her. Her enthusiasm made it fun to be with her. She also enjoyed sitting on her front porch swing with her grandson, Clinton, Jr., and her friends. She will be sorely missed by all. Mrs. Johnson was the oldest member of Immanuel Union Methodist Church in Cheswold. She gave her heart to the Lord on Nov. 25, 1956.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson. She is survived by four children, Willis Return Johnson of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Dolores Carney Rivers and her husband, Osvaldo, of Dover, Ardella Durham and her husband, Clinton, Sr., of Cheswold, and Stanley L. Johnson and his wife, Patricia Hayes Johnson, of Felton; a daughter-in-law, Marian Johnson, of whom she was very fond of, Richmond Calif.; nine grandchildren, Wilson L. (Pete) Carney of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Paula Wimmer of Pinole, Calif., Brenda Ramos of El Cerrito, Calif., Clinton Durham Jr., Steven Durham and Keith Durham, all of Cheswold, Michael Johnson of Harrington and Jason Johnson of Felton; 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Del. 13 & 42, Cheswold. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Fork Branch Cemetery, Dover. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Herman C. Johnson ~1946-2013
Herman C. Johnson 66, died January 4,
2013 in Los Angeles CA. Born and raised in
H. Johnson -1961
James H. Johnson, 65, died at his home Millsboro, Saturday morning after a long illness.
James H. Johnson ~1906-1984
1. Obituary: Capt. James H. Johnson, 78, of RI 4, Laning Wharf Road died early Tuesday afternoon at Bridgeton Hospital after having been stricken at his home. He had been in failing health the past year. Born in lower Hopewell Township, he was the son of the late Caleb and Annie Durham Johnson and the husband of Sarah Reba Pritchett Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last September.
Mr. Johnson was self-employed as a charter boat captain in Fortescue, as well as a builder of both homes and boats.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Eleanor Cuff of Millville, Esther Nyberg of Upper Deerfield Township, Katherine Pierce of Elmer, Olive Beckett of Parvins Mill Road and Marguerite Johnson of Vineland; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, James D. Johnson, who died in l971.
Services will be conducted by the. Rev. Earl R Heckman, pastor of First Wesleyan Church, from the Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Corner, on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be made in the family plot at Fernwood Memorial Park Friends my call Friday morning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: JOHNSON — Of RD. #4, Laning Wharf Road, Bridgeton, N.J., suddenly on Tuesday July 17, 1984. Captain James H. Johnson, husband of Sarah Reba Pritchett Johnson, and father of Eleanor Cuff, Esther Nyberg, Katherine Pierce, Olive Beckett and Marguerite Johnson, aged 78 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Friday morning, July 20 at 11 a.m., from the Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Corner with interment in the family plot at. Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call Friday morning from 10 to 11 prior to the services.
Jennifer L Johnson 1980-1980
Jennifer L. Johnson, daughter of Stanley and Patricia Johnson died Tuesday, June 10, 1980 in the Delaware Division of Wilmington Medical Center, She was one day old.
Besides her parents she is survived by a brother, Stanley M, at home; maternal grandparents, Charles and Pauline Hayes of Houston; paternal grandparents, Willis and Henrietta Johnson of Cheswold; and a maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Schockley of Frederica.
Funeral services and Burial will be private. Arrangements were made by the Berry Funeral Home in Felton.
Joseph W. Johnson ~1924-2006
Joseph W. Johnson, 82, of
husband of the late Sarah V. Merritt Johnson, Rev. Johnson was born
for the past 21 years, he had been employed with Conrail and the former
Reading Seashore Line for 35 years. He had worked out of
was a member of the
Survivors include: 7 sons, Milton W. Johnson, Woodbridge, Va., Carlton J. Johnson, Millville, Minister Glendon S. Johnson, Vineland, Warren Johnson, Vineland, Thomas R. Johnson, Vineland, Rev. Lawrence O. Johnson, Williamstown and Elder Lester L. Johnson, Vineland; three daughters, Mildred S. Pryor, Camden, Juanita Sease, Fairfield Township and Minister Mary B. Underwood, Vineland; two brothers, Milton E. Johnson, Pedricktown and Ronald Johnson, Vineland; two sisters, Shirley Ann Johnson, Fairfield Twp. and Cecelia M. Pierce, Bridgeton, his mother-in-law, Belle Merritt, Bridgeton; 48 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Leonard W. Johnson; one daughter, Amelia Currington; five brothers, Herman Johnson, Robert Johnson, George Johnson, Donald Johnson and Frank Johnson; seven sisters, Rebecca Johnson, Margaret Childers, Ellen Durham, Mary Browne, Linda Pierce, Hilda King and Eugunia Harris; one grandson, one granddaughter and one great grandson.
services will be held in the Bridgeton Church of God,
Linda M. Hymer
Linda M. Hymer Johnson, 59, of Bridgeton passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 14, 2010, while surrounded by her loving family in the Hospice Inpatient Unit in Bridgeton.Born in Bridgeton and a lifetime Bridgeton area resident, Linda was the daughter of the late Ephraim "Ike" and Laura Mae (nee Hewitt) Hymer. She was the loving wife of Allan C. Johnson. For the last 16 years, the Johnsons lived at their current address.
Linda was most recently employed at the Wawa at Carll's Corner and prior to that owned and operated Downtown Treasurers in downtown Bridgeton. She also worked for nearly 25 years at Leone Industries.
A 1969 graduate of Bridgeton High School, she received her associate's degree in business from Cumberland County College. An active member of the Bridgeton First Church of the Nazarene, she was a part of the "Compassionate Ministries" at the church. In addition, she was the director of The Bridge thrift store on S. Laurel Street which is operated by the church. She also was a volunteer in the church's nursery and was responsible for the church's bulletin board. Linda was a former member of the Bridgeton Lions Club and was active as a club officer and with many of the club's fund raisers. Several years ago she was a volunteer at West Cumberland Little League and often worked in the concession stand.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Stacie Cuff (Donald) of Hopewell Township; one son, Melvin W. Coombs III of Pittsgrove; four stepchildren, Allan Johnson Jr. of Vineland, Jason Johnson of Mays Landing, Gene Rarey of Stow Creek and Shawn Huff of Upper Deerfield; and 11 grandchildren, Zoë Coombs, who Linda was raising, Andrew, Matthew, Rebekah, Naomi, Nataleigh, Lydea, Briana, Tyler, Jacob and AJ. She is also survived by five sisters, Cheryl Plummer (Art) of Lower Alloways Creek, Janet M. Durham (Toby) of Upper Deerfield, Mary A. Dean (David) of Upper Deerfield, Nancy S. Loatman (Chuck) of Fairton and Harriet Cuff of Upper Deerfield; two brothers, Donald L. Hymer (Janice) Lower Alloways Creek and Ephraim Hymer (George) of N. Wales, Pa.; many nieces and nephews and one aunt, Florence Crumb of Pennsville. Linda was predeceased by a son, Kevin R. Coombs in 2005.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the Bridgeton First Church of the Nazarene, 350 West Park Drive in Hopewell Township, on Thursday morning, Nov. 18, at 10 o'clock. The church's pastor, Rev. Milton Achey will officiate. The burial will follow the service at Overlook Cemetery in Bridgeton. Friends will be received at The Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 at also at the church on Thursday morning from 9 until 10. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Zoë Coombs Education Fund, c/o Colonial Bank, Attention: Wheeler Fazenbaker, 2745 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360 or to The Bridge, c/o The Bridgeton First Church of the Nazarene, 350 West Park Drive, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Written condolences and tributes may be expressed to the family using the funeral home website, freitagfuneralhome.com.
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Mrs. Lola Johnson on Oct. 21, 1968. Services will be held Thurs., 10/24 at 8 p.m. from Perkins Memorial Chapel, 210 West 145 St. (New York City).
Luther Clinton Johnson 1878-1961
L. Clinton Johnson, 83, farmer, died Monday after a lingering illness at the home of his niece, Mrs. Mabel Harmon.
C. Johnson 1902 -1975
Home program: Mary C. Johnson Born September 16, 1902 Died November
Mary Louise Jones Johnson, daughter of the late James E. and Mary L. Beckett, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, July 25, while a patient at the Memorial Hospital of Salem Co., Mannington Twp., N.J. Mrs. Johnson was born January 7, 1928, in Camden, N.J. She was a lifetime resident of Woodstown. She was a member of the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Woodstown.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her four sons, Robert, Melvin Jr., Alfred and John; two daughters, Sherrie Cook and Anna Johnson; her sister, Alice Johnson; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin Sr.; sisters and brothers, Evelyn Chamberland, Judith West, Sarah Wilson, John Jones, and Alfred Jones.
Services will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Woodstown-Alloway Road, Woodstown, with Pastor Norwood Cuff officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Laurel Cemetery Yorktown, N.J. Friends may call at the church Saturday, 9 -11a.m. Contributions and condolences may be sent to the family by using the funeral home Web site, www.edwardsandsonfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Bridgeton and Salem, N.J.
Maymie Mosley Johnson ~1902-1968
Mrs. Maymie R. Johnson, 66, of near Millsboro died Friday, Dec. 30, 1968, at her home after a long illness. She was a native of Sussex County.
She is survived by her husband, Barnard Johnson; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Norwood of Artesia, Calif; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Carter, Mrs. Ella Burton and Mrs. Myrtle Davis, all of Millsboro; a brother, Raymond Mosley of Millsboro; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be tomorrow night at 8 at the James Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends may call two hours before the service. Interment will be in the Harmony Cemetary near Millsboro.
Nathan Winfield Johnson ~1961-1997
Nathan Winfield Johnson of Dover died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday. July 19. 1997. He was 36.
He worked in construction for Arrowhead Management Co. Mr. Johnson enjoyed fishing and working on cars in his spare time. He a]so played senior league baseball for the Dover Little League on the Del Vets baseball team.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Don Troy Johnson, who died in 1972; a sister, Peggy Pleasanton, who died in 1990; his paternal grandparents, Franklin and Mary Johnson, and his maternal grandfather, Nathan Tepper. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Linwood and Betty Johnson of Dover; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Larry Dalton of Houston; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Henrietta Lebron of Bridgeton. N.J.; two sons, Nathan and Patrick Garnett, both of Dover; a daughter. Patricia Garnett of Dover; the children's mother, Cathy Garnett of Dover: two brothers, Linwood Johnson Jr. and Van Travis Johnson, both of Dover; a sister, Suzette Freeman of San Antonio, Texas; three stepsisters, Hope, Penny, and Linda; a very special aunt, Henrietta Johnson of Cheswold, and a host of other relatives.
Service will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Rev. Harvey T. Sturgis will officiate the service. Burial will be in the Immanuel United Methodist Church, Cheswold.
I. Johnson ~1933-2006
Rebecca I. Johnson of Bridgeton died Tuesday evening, April 18, 2006 at her home. She was 73. She had been in declining health for the past two months. Born in Bridgeton, she was a lifetime area resident and was the daughter of the late James and Mary Williams Johnson.
Surviving are four daughters, Sandra Johnson and Gloria McCullough of Bridgeton, Theresa McCullough of Vineland and Margo McCullough of Camden; three brothers, Joseph W. Johnson of Bridgeton, Milton E. Johnson of Pedricktown and Ronald Johnson of Vineland; three sisters, Cecelia M. Pierce and Eugunia Harris both of Bridgeton and Shirley Ann Johnson of Fairfield Township, 11 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by five brothers, Herman, Robert, George, Donald and Frank Johnson and five sisters, Margaret Childers, Ellen Durham, Mary Browne, Linda Pierce and Hilda King.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Union Baptist Temple, South Pine and Willow Streets, Bridgeton. Burial will be made at Fordville Memorial Park in Fairfield Township. Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township.Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.padgettfuneralhome.com
Robert H. Johnson
Funeral notice: We regret to inform you of the death of Mr. Robert H. Johnson Which occurred Tues Oct 19 - 11:55 P.M. May be viewed Fri. eve Oct 22, 8-10 P.M. Julian V. Hawkins Funeral Home. Funeral Service Sat Oct 23, 1 P.M. John Wesley Church, Frederica, Del. Interment Frederica, Del. Yours sorrowfully, The Family 225 N 53rd St.
Hawkins Funeral Home, Julian V. Hawkins, Funeral Director, 5308 Haverford Ave., AL4-5433, Philadelphia, PA
Note by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: "Brother of Caleb Johnson, sons of Henry & Matilida Ridgeway Johnson. Robert's first wife Elmira Carter, second wife Zepporah Mosley.
Ronald E. Johnson
1. Ronald "Ronnie" E. Johnson. 41, of Cheswold, Del., died Sunday in Kent General Hospital. An employee of Chrysler, Newark, Del., for 20 years, he was a member of Local 1183, UAW Union.
An avid bowler, he was a member of ABT Bowlers Tour and in several leagues in the Dover area. He was also manager of Larry's Homes softball team.
Surviving are his wife, Judith A; a son, Robert Johnson at home, two daughters, Jacqueline Johnson of Trenton and Rhonda Johnson at home; his mother, Anna B. Ridgway of Cheswold, Del.; his father, Wellington Waters of Tampa, Fla.; three halfbrothers, Floyd, Emanuel and Mike Ridgway, all of Cheswold, Del.; and a halfsister, Shirley Pritchet. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Floyd Ridgway in 1986.
2. Ronald E. Johnson, 41, of near Cheswold, died Sunday of a heart attack in Kent General Hospital in Dover. Mr. Johnson worked at Chrysler Corp. assembly plant in Newark for the past 20 years. He was a member of Newark Local 1183 of the United Auto Workers.
He enjoyed bowling and was a member of Amateur Bowlers Tour. He also bowled in several leagues in the Dover area. He bowled a 300 game in 1984. He was the coach of Larry's Mobile Homes team,
He is survived by his wife, Judith; a son, Robert at home; two daughters, Jacqueline Johnson of Trenton, N.J., and Rhonda Johnson at home; his mother, Anna B. Ridgeway of Cheswold; his father, Wellington Waters of Tampa, Fla.; three half brothers, Floyd, Emanuel and Mike Ridgeway, all of Cheswold; and a half sister, Shirley Pritchett of Dover.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Immanuel Methodist Church, Cheswold, where friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining churchyard. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from Emanuel Church, Main Street, Cheswold, Del.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be made in Emanuel Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Del. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Trader Funeral Home Inc. Dover, Del.
Ronald Edward Johnson 1947-1988
Edward Johnson 1947-1988 Thursday, September 22, 1988 1 P.M.
Ronald Edward Johnson was born on August 27, 1947, in Cheswold, Delaware; the son of Anna Beatrice Johnson Ridgway.
He was married to Judith Anne Munson on October 30, 1965.
they had three children: He leaves to mourn: a son: Robert Edwin Johnson;
two daughters: Jacquelyn Anne Johnson, Rhonda Elyn Johnson
Pallbearers: Charles Coker Jr., James Johnson Jr., Rick Bramble, Reginald Carney, Charles Ridgway, Wm (Billy) Sammons, George Mosley, James Mosley Jr.
Flower Girls: Tammy Ridgway, Shadina Mosley, Jeannine Startt, Tammy Mosley, Dinita Ridgway, Wanda Mosley, Margaret Ridgway, Collisa Hunt, Anita Sammons, Daphne Moyer, Peggy Embert, Jill Coker, Denise (Denny) Coker, Donna Miller, Carol Calburn, Lydia Pierce, Lisa Ridgeway, Rajeeyah Bashir
Interment: Immanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery September 22, 1988
Sandra M. Sammons-Johnson, daughter of the late Gilbert D. Sammons and Jeanette Sammons born July 11, 1954 departed this life November 23, 2003 in the Christiana Hospital.
She is survived by her 3 children Crystal, Chadwick and Jenna Johnson; 3 brothers Gilbert Jr., Gregory and Anthony Sammons; her 2 sisters Barbara Sammons-Johnson and Antionette Sammons; and paternal grandmother Elizabeth Sammons.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 am and viewing will be from 9-11 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1012 French St. Wilm., DE. Interment Gracelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Bell Memorial Chapel.
Sarah E. Thompson Johnson ~1909-1987
1. Obituary: Sarah Ellen Johnson, 79, of Bridgeton died Saturday in the Bridgeton Nursing Center following a lengthy illness. Born in Millsboro, Del., she moved to Philadelphia in 1924 where she owned, managed and operated a beautician and cosmetology business for 56 years, retiring due to illness.
Mrs. Johnson was a lifetime member of the White Rock Baptist Church in Philadelphia, a member of the Sheephood of St. Jude, Willing Workers and the Golden Gourmet. She also was a member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Modern Beauticians and Cosmetologists Inc. and a member of the National Culturists League Inc.
Surviving are a brother, Jeremiah Thompson of Bridgeton; an aunt; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by two husbands, Charles Johnson and Simuel Johnson; a brother, Charles Thompson; and two sisters, Dorothy May Harris and Amanda A. Wynder.
Services will be held at noon Thursday from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Friends will be received Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
2. Funeral Notice: Services for Sarah E. Johnson of 431 South 56th St., Philadelphia were held Thursday afternoon from the Lively Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Brown and the Rev. J.W. Shaw officiating.
Interment was made in the family plot in Cedar Hill Memorial park. Serving as pallbearers were nephews and friends Donald Fisher Sr., Donald Fisher Jr., Carl Durham Sr., Irving Fisher, Lewis Loatman, Nelson Streets, Albie Streets and Jeremiah Thompson.
3. Death Notice: JOHNSON -- In Bridgeton Nursing Center, 431 S. 57th St., Philadelphia, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1987. Sarah E. (Thompson) Johnson, wife of the late Simuel Johnson, sister of Jeremiah Thompson, daughter of the late John and Mary Thompson, aged 78 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St., on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 12 noon. Interment at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Hopewell Twp. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m.
Sarah Reba Pritchett Johnson ~1904-1986
1. Obituary: Sarah Reba Pritchett Johnson, 81, of 26 Merlin Drive, Upper Deerfield Township, formerly of Back Neck Road, died early Saturday morning at Bridgeton Hospital after having been stricken at home.
Born in Cedarville, the daughter of the late Alex and Sadie Beckett Pritchett. she was the wife of the late James H. Johnson, who died in 1984.
Surviving are five daughters, Eleanor Cuff of Millville, Esther Nyberg of Merlin Drive, Katherine Pierce of Elmer, Olive Beckett of Parvins Mill Road and Marguerite Johnson of Vineland: six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two brothers, Raymond Pritchett of Hopewell and Goldie Pritchett of Bridgeton. She was predeceased by a son, James D. Johnson, in 1971.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Earl R. Heckman, pastor of First Wesleyan Church, on Tuesday at 11 am. from the Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Corner. Interment will be made in the family plot at Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: JOHNSON — Of 26 Merlin Drive, Upper Deerfield Township, formerly of Back Neck Road, on Saturday, Feb. 15, 1986. Sarah Reba Pritchett Johnson, wife of the late James H. Johnson and mother of Eleanor Cuff, Esther Nyberg, Katherine Pierce, Olive Beckett and Marguerite Johnson, aged 81 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service without further notice on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11 am. from the Sray Funeral Home, CarlIs Corner. Interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 prior to the service.
Thomas P. Johnson, 42, of RD 1, Box 135, State Highway 49 died Sunday morning in Millville Hospital he was a patient for five weeks. He had been in declining health the past three years.
Born in Fairton, he was the son of Anna Carney Thompson of Fairton and the late Paul T. Thompson *See Note. An area resident all his life, he had resided at his present address the past five years. The husband of Alice Fowler Johnson, he was a 1961 graduate of Bridgeton High School and shortly after graduation he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Johnson had formerly been employed as a brick mason but for the past eight years was employed as a truck driver for Wheaton Cartage in Pennsville. He was a member of the Brick Mason’s Union and an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas P. Johnson, age 12, at home, three sisters, Lorraine Pierce of Quinton, Elaine Cuff and Marie Jones, both of Bridgeton, and. five brothers, Warren and Robert Johnson of Fairton, .Allen of Marlboro, Garry of Millville and Wayne Johnson of Bridgeton.
will be held from the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce
St., on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Garritt W. Kenyon, pastor,
of First Assembly of God Church of Millville, officiating. Interment
will: be made in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends will be received
at the funeral home on Wednesday morning one hour prior to the services.
Helena Johnson 1916-2011
Helena Johnson 94, formerly of
attended the Bridgeton Public Schools and later attended and graduated
from the Philadelphia School of Nursing, where she earned her Licensed
Practical Nursing degree. She worked for the
is survived by her son Princoais Leon Lewis Jr. of Harrisburg, PA, two
sister in laws Dr. Alberta Johnson of Millville and Aurelis Pierce of
Vineland, three nieces, Bertha "Peaches" McCormick of Millville,
Patricia Bell of Spring Texas, and Sherri Staton of Vineland, three
nephews Asa Pierce Jr., Earl Johnson of Egg Harbor Twp., and Aurelius
Pierce, one great niece Robbin Bell, two great nephews, 4 great great
nieces and a host of cousins and friends. She was predeceased besides
her mother and father, by her brother Elmer T. Johnson, an aunt Neil
Turpin, and two half brothers Asa Pierce and Donald Pierce.
& service Nov. 3, 2011 at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis
Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302, (856) 455-3613,. Interment at .
.Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
Walter H. Johnson, 76, of Lewes died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was born July 23, 1932, in Lewes, the son of the late Joseph and Estella Morris Johnson.
He was a weighmaster and grain truck driver for Southern States Coop. as well as a farmer. In his younger days he attended Israel United Methodist Church. He loved NASCAR and was a fan of dirt track racing at Delmar and Georgetown. His favorite drivers were Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annette P. Johnson in 2000; his two brothers, Calvin and Joseph Johnson; and three sisters, Annie Marie Johnson, Hilda Johnson and Margaret Johnson. He is survived by his son, Walter Wright and his companion Eleanor of Lewes; a daughter, Annette Wright and her husband Al of Lewes; a brother, Winston Johnson of Lewes; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Walter Wright. He is also survived by his beloved feline friend, his cat Baby Duck.
will be 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26, at Watson Funeral Home,
D. Johnson 1936-2006
D. Johnson, age 70, of Keystone, W.V. (Burke Mt.) died suddenly
Thursday November 23, 2006, at
was the son of the late Paul T. Johnson and Anna Carney Johnson. He
was affiliated with the Protestant faith. He resided in
1. Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001. Funeral Home program: Willis M. Johnson April 24, 1906 February 10, 1990 Funeral Services February 14, 1990 Emmanuel Union United Methodist Church Route 13 & Route 42 Cheswold, Delaware Interment Fork Branch Cemetery Dover, Delaware
2. Contributed by
John C. Carter
Mr. Johnson retired in 1974 from the Delaware state highway department where he was a supply clerk.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Henrietta Johnson; two sons, Return Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., and Stanley Johnson of Felton; two daughters, Dolores Rivera of Dover, Ardella Durham of Cheswold; one half-brother, Earl Ridgeway of Cheswold; one half-sister, Arbana Seeney of Clayton; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be
1 p.m. Wednesday in Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold,
where friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight. Burial will be in Fork Branch
Cemetery, Dover. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral_Chapel, Dover.
Willis Return Johnson 1927-2012
United States Air Force Master Sargent Willis (Bill) Return Johnson
has slipped peacefully away into the arms of the Angles. His departure
to his next mission occurred at 8:15 am., Monday November 19th, 2012
was a full blood Native American from the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.
His Native name was Thunder One. He was married for 14 years
to Marian Meyer Johnson, from which two daughters survive, Paula Wimmer
her husband Chris Wimmer and their three children Christian, Rebekah,
and Naomi of Pinole CA. He is also survived by Brenda Odle, her daughters
Dena Walls and Michelle Roseman-Yeo of
The family wishes that in lieu of any flowers, that donations be made in his honor to American Cancer Society. Gravesite services are pending.
Zelda Johnson of Philadelphia died of cancer Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Mercy Hospital, Philadelphia. She was 68. Mrs. Johnson was born July 31, 1930, in Milford, Del.
She worked as a domestic worker. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Eastern Star, Philadelphia.
She is survived by three sons, Wayne Robinson of Philadelphia, John Christopher of Camden, Del., and Anthony Hall of Fairville, N.C.; two daughters, Charlene Dial of Lincoln, Del., and Norma Jean Hayes of New Castle, Del.; a brother, Walter Parker of Philadelphia; two sisters, Oscela Smith of Atlanta and Ellen Garner of Wilmington, Del.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren: and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
A service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wesley Chapel U.M. Church, Slaughter Neck, Del., where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck. Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Home, Milford.
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