In Loving Memory
Deaconess Dollie Johnson was born Dollie Juanita Baxter on March 15th 1928 in Mamie, North Carolina to Arthur and Robana Baxter. She graduated from Currituck County Training High School in 1945 and married her high school sweetheart and love of her life Deacon James E Johnson, Jr on August 30th, 1947. Eventually they settled in the Tidewater area and together raised a family of three children in Portsmouth.
She was a stay- at- home Mom for many years before pursuing a career in government at the Norfolk Naval Air Station. She retired after 31 years of service.
She joined New Mount Vernon Church in 1960 where she served faithfully as a choir member and deaconess for several years. She was also a long term member of Eastern Star, Brighton Light Chapter 118.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, all eleven of her siblings, one granddaughter, Cherie Robinson and a great grandson Phillip Williams, Jr. Left to cherish fond memories are her husband of 74 years James, her three children, Carolyn Dowtin, Chesapeake, LaBarbara Robinson and James III both of Portsmouth, nine grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, an “adopted daughter Joyce Smith,” and friends.
Her wish for us would be to please try and not mourn for her physically leaving this Earth. Rather to try and rejoice over all the blessings and 93 years of a good life the Lord bestowed upon her.