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Derotha Johnson


Sunrise: October 20, 1921

Sunset: January 3, 2021
The passing of Derotha Johnson has called us together today to celebrate her life.
Derotha was born October 20, 1921 in Franklin, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Lula Bell Chambliss; her siblings: Lillian Chambliss, Catherine Jones and Hattie Stevens; and niece, Florence Gamble.
Derotha had a great love for the Lord and the church. She lived by the Holy Bible. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano for the church for many years.  She along with her sisters would often visit different churches to perform gospel singing.
She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy: her daughters: Frances Boyd and Mary Williams; cousin, Queen Alice Sessoms, great nieces: Carol Gilyard and Sharon Shipman, great-great nephews: Donald Chambliss, Donte Gamble, Jamel Gamble, AJ Gamble, Ronald Sessoms and host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Calvary Cemetery 1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Leondas Chambliss jr says

    My prayers to family and friends. Love you and miss you. See you again in the resurrection.

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    Leondas Chambliss jr says

    I will miss you Aunt Dorothy, hope to see you when you come back.

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    Sadie C Davenport says

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Aunt D. She was a beautiful soul who truly loved the Lord and her family. May God strengthen and comfort her loved ones!!??????

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    Herman Davenport says

    Aunt D. I will miss you dearly. You brought so much joy and love to my life. You were there for me during a very difficult time in my life. You prayed for me and uplifted my spirit. You immediately welcomed me into your family. You treated me and called me your son. I’m a better person today and you played a great in this. Love you, your son Herman

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      Donte Gamble says

      Hey Aunt Dee it’s Me I miss you soo much I love you tell Grandma I said hey I love her too. Love Donte ❤️

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    Leron Chambliss says

    Aunt Dorothy I love you and will miss you. But the good news is that we do have an opportunity to see.our Loved one’s again through the resurrection John 5:28 tru 29.

    Doris Chambliss
    Leron Chambliss

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    Audrey says

    Aunt Dee, You were my confident, my adviser, my friend. I loved the times when I could call you everyday. You and grandma Fannie always made me laugh. You guys prayed for us and brought us through. I will always remember the many lessons you taught me about prayer and integrity. Thank you, my friend. I’ll do my best to take care of Seth and your boyfriend (Talley) lol

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    Ronald Chambliss says

    Aunt Dorothy. I love you so very much. We talked so much over many many years. We laughed over many many years. We even exercised daily on your living room floor in South Ozone Park Queens. So many memories. I know that you were tired and it was your time. You stayed with us, because you knew how many people loved you. You were an amazing Aunt, mother, sister, and friend. You impacted the lives of so many people. Thank you for the love and support that you provided me over these years. Say hello to Grand MA, lil Ma, and my Dad and tell them that I love them. With Love….Your Favorite Nephew (as you used to say) Ron.

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