Connie Louise Johnson

Sunrise: January 19, 1951

Sunset: October 23, 2023

Connie Louise Johnson, born on January 19, 1951, to Claude and Isabelle Johnson, was called home to reside with her Heavenly Father on October 23, 2023. Raised in Cavalier Manor along with her three younger siblings: Claude, Jr., Yvette, and Carlton, she was proud to call Hancock Avenue her home up until the day of her passing.

A graduate of the Virginia Public School System, Connie was happy to boast that she was a mighty, mighty Greyhound, representing I.C. Norcom High School, class of 1969. Connie went on to Norfolk State University, graduating in 1973 with a BA in English and a minor in Journalism. After college Connie gave 34 years of service as a civil servant with the Defense Logistics Agency (18 years) and Department of the Navy (16 years).

Giving her life to Christ at a young age, Connie was a member of Grove Baptist Church, where she joyfully served as an usher.  Being a faithful servant, she was also an active member of The United Order of Tents, until her health did not allow her to do so.

Connie’s hobbies included music (gospel and Motown Classics), eating good food, occasionally traveling, shopping, and spending time with her niece, LaTonya, whom she affectionately called the daughter she never had.

Preceded in death by her parents, Claude M. and Isabelle S. Johnson, Sr.,  Connie leaves to cherish her memory: two brothers: Claude M. Johnson, Jr. (Carole, deceased) and Carlton Johnson; a sister, Yvette J. Simmons (Johnnie E., deceased); three nieces and their children: LaTonya Price (son, Langston) of Mitchellville, MD; Carmica Green (son, LeSean and daughters: Carmen and Carlee) of Jacksonville, NC; Carla R. Johnson (daughter, Kyla and sons: Kenyon and Kahlil); two uncles: Johnny G. Johnson and Arecella V. Johnson of Fresno, CA; and host of other family and friends.

Connie was a generous, kind hearted, and loving person to all. She will be deeply missed until we meet again.

Viewing Friday, November 3, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Saturday, November 4, 2023 12 Noon Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Joyce G Smith says

    Let not your hearts be troubled, ye believe in God believe also in me. To the family, my heart aches with yours at the loss of Connie, my dear friend. Connie and I had known each other for many years and shared many laughs and tears through the years. Take comfort in knowing God knows what is best for us and she is now resting in His loving arms. Rest well my friend.💜🙏🏾💜

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    Pamela Easter says

    Condolences to the Family. Connie take your rest your journey on this side of earth is done. You will be missed my Friend.💔

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    Barbara (Faulk) Halison says

    Connie its your time to rest. We had some fun times back in the day. R I P, my friend. Condolences to the family.

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    Sherree Knox says

    May God bless the family as you walk through this trying time. Connie was a very kind-hearted person and a true friend. She will be missed.

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    Judith Walston Henderson says

    Connie…..take your rest. You will always be remembered by me as one very beautiful person. Always.

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    Diane and family says

    Your success-inspired many-especially other sisters-you helped others to rise making sure we were: courageous, strong and extremely kind.
    Most of all you taught us to be humble.
    I am so proud of how you had handled these past months
    A silent battle fought -the moments you had to humble yourself-the times you had to wipe your own tears.
    My Portsmouth family-our prayers and request that God will provide you comfort. (Spencer-Outlaw)
    Memories will help the healing process.

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      Kathy Ellis says

      Connie I will miss 😢 our weekly calls and you asking when can you come over to pick me up. Our hours of working together at Defense General Supply Center in Richmond VA and the stories about your job at the Naval Base in Norfolk. You always cared for others before yourself. God didn’t make no mistakes. I’m praying for your family as they say their goodbye. You were more than a friend to me and my family. I’m gonna miss you my friend 😢 💔, my buddy 😢 as Smoky Robinson sung 😢 on the Temptation movie. You don’t have to hurt or worry anymore. Rest on my friend.

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    Pamela Blanco says

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the Johnson family. Connie will always be remembered with that joyful personality and beautiful spirit. May God give you all peace and comfort during this time.

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      Barbara E Cross says

      Johnson Family, may God give you all peace and strength during this difficult time.
      Connie, and I served on the Dorothy Neal Collins Usher Ministry together for years, at New Mt Vernon Baptist Church. She was dedicated and served with dignity.
      Connie would always say “Barbara im a Daddy’s Girl.” Rest in Peace my friend, you’ll never be forgotten.

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    Sandra Powell says

    To the family of Connie Johnson , I am so sorry for your loss. My God go with you and stand by you during this difficult time.

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    Genet barrow says

    My condolences to family

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    Clapp Sharon says

    Rip in heaven you will truly be remembered Ms CLap and Family!

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    Olga Summerville says

    “Love is a bond that death can not part. Connie possessed soul-stirring kindness. I will always remember her as a humble, and kind co-worker at NOB. Rest now Connie. Your rewards await you.

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    Delores B. Clemons says

    I have many fond memories of Connie having worked with her several years. She had a great sense of humor and didn’t make me angry when one day after I gained several unwanted pounds I wore a new suit to work. Connie looked at me, burst out laughing and said “Dee Dee Clemons why did you wear that suit looking like Boss Hog!” My condolences to the entire Johnson Family.

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    T. E. Okafor says

    May the grace and comfort of GOD envelope you during this time! Your treasured memories will serve you well during this life event. Explore your memories of Connie as God’s love encompass you!

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    Ethelyn Whitehead Holley C/O 1969 says

    I was deeply saddened when I heard that Connie had passed. She was not only a fellow Classmate but she was a friend. She always met you with a smile. I am going to miss her. She would call often to see how I was doing. Sleep on my sister. Take your rest. You will be missed by the I.C.N. Class of 1969.

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    Mom King & Family says

    Yvette and Family,
    We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your beloved sister, Connie. We are here for you sending our love, prayers and support. May God’s love and the memories of Connie bring you comfort for the days ahead.

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    Valerie Watson Anderson says

    My sincere condolences to Yvette, Jr., and Carlton on the passing of your sister. Please know that Connie is resting peacefully in the arms of her loving Savior. May God strengthen and comfort you all. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

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    Valarie Smith - Atlanta says

    My sincere condolences to the family of Connie Johnson. I will cherish the last time I saw you at the class reunion. I had not seen you in years but remember your beautiful gray hair and our short conversation. In God’s arms, rest in peace.🙏🏾🙏🏾

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    Cheryl R Evans says

    Words alone can not express how heartbroken I am upon learning this beautiful soul has passed away. Always encouraging and full of life with a smile that lit up a room. I worked at with Connie at the NOB and at one point we were both members of Grove Baptist Church. Rest in Heaven my friend.

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