Emily Marie Johnson,89, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan she was a daughter of the late Harold Douglas and Emily Last Lindsey.
She moved with her five children to Jacksonville in 1967 from Toronto in search of a warmer climate. In 1981 they would move to Green Cove Springs. Living in Ft. Lauderdale from 1985 – 1989 she would eventually return to the Jacksonville area. In 2000 she moved to Fernandina Beach.
In 1976 she graduated from Florida Junior College in Jacksonville with a degree in Nursing and would spend most the remainder of her working life working as a Registered Nurse. She began her career at St. Vincent’s Hospital in the ICU. She also she served as the Director of Nursing at Cathedral Rehabilitation, cared for patients at a small 10 bed hospital in the Cayman Islands, worked at the North Broward Detention Center as a Staff Nurse and retired after many years as a Home Health Care Nurse in 1997.
Wherever she lived Mrs. Johnson was always active in church. Whether at Parkwood Baptist Church in Jacksonville or First Baptist Church of Orange Park she was a faithful member. She was commissioned to the mission field in 1994 and served as a volunteer at City Rescue Mission in Jacksonville. Since living in Fernandina Beach she was a member of First Baptist Church and taught the Cecil Brewton Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by a son, Guy Pratt in 2012.
She leaves behind her children, Roy Pratt and his wife, Jeanetta of Jacksonville, Deborah McCullough of Fernandina Beach, Wayne Pratt of Jacksonville and Charles Pratt as well as several cousins in England.
Services to remember Mrs. Johnson will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Pastor Zach Terry of First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach officiating.
She will be laid to rest at a later date.
Those desiring may make contributions, in her memory, to First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034