Emma Lou Johnson

Sunrise: February 12, 1946

Sunset: January 16, 2020

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”  II Timothy 4:6 and 7

On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at approximately 7:15 pm, as part of his great plan; God, our heavenly father quietly called our loved one, Emma Lou Johnson to her heavenly mansion. She was born February 12, 1946 to the late Mother Pearline Davis in Weeksville, North Carolina.

Emma attended the public schools of North Carolina and Virginia. She received her high school diploma from Crestwood High School located in Chesapeake, Virginia in 1967.

Emma Lou saw the need for a personal savior, confessed Christ and joined New Weeping Mary Baptist Church at an early age. She served as a member of the Senior Choir, #2 Usher Board, Young Adult Choir, Gospel Choir, Helping Hands Ministry and the 100-year Church Anniversary Committee. She was a good and faithful servant, homemaker and mother.

Emma leaves to cherish her memory, her only child, Antoinette Johnson; one sister, Virginia Mary Bond; one uncle, Elder Ray Johnson (Celestine); two special sister-friends, Argie Butt-Lamb (Clarence) and Fanny Gallop; special cousins, the Gregory and Morgan Families and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Viewing Friday, January 24, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Saturday, January 25, 2020 12 Noon New Weeping Mary Baptist Church 1104 Fentress Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 Interment New Weeping Mary Baptist Church Cemetery 1104 Fentress Road Chesapeake, VA 23322

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    Patsy Banks - Cannon says

    To the Johnson Family:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Emma Lou passing. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can give you peace, restore your spirits and strengthen you.
    Love you,
    Elder James and Patsy Cannon

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    Audrey Gregory says

    To my Cousin Antoinette God bless you he will comfort and keep you know that God makes no mistakes keep your hand in his hand.? Bobby Gregory and family gonna miss my MM…………

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    Michelle Bonner says

    Antoinette, We were saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. May you be comforted in knowing, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. May his peace be with you.

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    Ms. Bell says

    I did not know Ms. Emma Lou Johnson, but I do know her gift, Antoinette Johnson. Ms. Antoinette is a beautifully spirited person who exhibits respect, love, and grace. She is so generous and comical! Ms. Emma Lou Johnson raised a special child of God. My prayers and condolences are for the Johnson family, with special prayers and thoughts for Ms. Antoinette. May God bring you peace and great memories of your mom during this difficult time.

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