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Eva Mae Johnson


Sunrise: March 2, 1947

Sunset: June 15, 2019

On Saturday, June 15, 2019 Eva Mae Johnson closed the last chapter of her life as she entered the gates of eternal rest. She was born on March 2, 1947 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Sarah A. Short and Jesse Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband James Johnson, Sr., stepfather David Short and sister Carolyn Brown. She attended Portsmouth Public School. She accepted Christ in her life years ago at New Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Eva was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend. Eva worked in retail and she loved shopping and decorating it was a passion of hers. Her decorations would turn people’s heads because she was just
that talented.

She leaves to cherish her memories seven children, Jacqueline Bateman (Tony), Fleecy Brown, Sonya Davis (Mario), Demetrious Johnson (Taneisha), Brandon Johnson, James Johnson, Jr. (Shante), Shakia Dukes (Dominique); 16 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. She also leaves 6 sisters, Thomasine (Arthur), Debra (Tony), Jessica, Wendy (Herman), Tonya and Kelly; two aunts, Odell Jones and Elise Jones.

Viewing Thursday, June 20, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Family Receiving Friends Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Friday, June 21, 2019 12:30pm New Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 1000 County Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321

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    Monica Whitaker says

    Ms. Eva was the sweetest
    lady on my mothers block. Always had a smile, always had something sweet to say when I visited my mom. I’ll miss her beautiful smile and sweet spirit. May the God of peace be your strength during this time.

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      Emma and Antoinette Johnson says

      With Sympathy and Caring Prayers to the Johnson Family: May the healing gifts of time and the timeless love of God carry you gently through the loss you’re feeling now.

      I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you. Isaiah 46:4
      From, Emma Lou and Antoinette Johnson with love

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    Mary Hall Cooke says

    With Deepest Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences to the family. Eva May was one of my childhood friends from Ida Barbour, rest in peace my friend!!!

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