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Virginia Johnson

Virginia Johnson

June 8, 1923 - March 9, 2018     Age: 94

Virginia Johnson, 94, of Fernandina Beach passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at her home.

Born in Annapolis, Maryland she was a daughter of the late John Augustine and Sarah Jane Deale Tayman.

She moved to Fernandina with her late husband, Walter J. Johnson, Jr., in 1991. He was a longtime draftsman at Container Corporation of America. They were members of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker for much of her life who was known as a “sweet lady” by her friends and family. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crafts and arranging flowers.

A story she loved to tell was during the time she and her husband were in California. He was in the military. On weekends they would enjoy the entertainment at the USO Club. More than once, she had the opportunity to dance with Raymond Burr, of Perry Mason fame, because her husband was not a dancer. Her family enjoyed her memories of her younger life.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Diane Cripps.

She is survived by her children, Rhoda J. Nash and her husband, Jerry, of Linthicum, Maryland, Charles L. Johnson, Jr., of Willimantic, Connecticut, Patricia A. Johnson of Fernandina Beach, Paul W. Johnson and his wife, Millicent, of Morristown, Tennessee; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson will be laid to rest, with her husband, at Bosque Bello Cemetery at a time later this spring.

3 Condolences

  • Pat Middleton Posted March 11, 2018 1:46 pm

    Sissy, We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of “Momma”. She was a blessing to all with her sweet smile and loving disposition. Bob will miss his “Cupcakes”. It was an honor and privilege to have known her. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. With much love, Pat and Tim Middleton and Bob Wathke.

  • Jim Mayo Posted March 12, 2018 3:54 am

    I will always remember your mother’s sweet smile and encouraging words at the hospital. She lived her Christian faith. Both she and Walter are missed.

  • Susan Markiw, PT Posted March 12, 2018 11:11 am

    I so enjoyed working with both Mr. and Mrs.. Johnson when they volunteered at the hospital. She was always smiling and caring and helped to lift both the patients’ and staff’s spirits. May she rest in peace and be a guardian angel to all her family.

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