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.