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Geraldine Wise Johnson


Sunrise: June 29, 1946

Sunset: February 25, 2020

On June 29 ,1949, Geraldine Patience Wise entered this world to the late Mamie and Claude Wise, Sr. From then on her  enure here on earth was with many events. Her education was received in the County of Accomack through the public school system. She continued her education at Norfolk State University (NSU) where she studied business. It was at NSU that her friendships continued to grow to the long-lasting friendships with those who knew her best as Gerald. She continued from there entering the workforce at DePaul Medical Center. For a short period of time and from there on elevating her career with the Norfolk School Board where she retired after 20 years of service in 2001. Geraldine dedicated her life to Christ during her youthful twenties at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. It is there where she was the head of the children’s ministry and served as a deaconess among the many selfless acts of service for God.

Geraldine was predeceased by her sister, Shirley Rice and brother, Claude Wise, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband, Clifton William Johnson, Jr. of 45 years; her children, son, Lanier V. Johnson, Sr. (Christina) and his children, Ko’Ryn V. Khrystian V., Lanier V. Jr, KeShawn and Kevon Cooper and Aleigha and Arianna Johnson; daughter, Amber D. Johnson
and her son, Sterling Crutchfield; and step-children, Terry Green and Clifton Johnson, III; three sisters, Doretha Bunting, Gwendolyn Lovick and Janice Mason; one brother, Gregory Wise, Sr., along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends near and far.

Viewing Monday, March 2, 2020 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:00am Bethany Baptist Church 2587 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Colonial Grove Memorial Park 3445 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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    Clyde & Jeraline Washington says

    To the Johnson family we were saddened to hear about the loss of your loved one & want to send our deepest sympathy to your family. please know that you are in our prayers

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    Keejafee O Outlaw says

    Praying Gods Strength Upon The Family!! Deaconess Johnson Will Be Missed!! It Sadden The Hearts Of Malikah And Myself!! Thank You For All The Love Shown To The Youth At M.L.B.C❤

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    Cathy Hubbard Johnson says

    May God continue to wrap his loving arms around this precious family and comfort each one.
    Mom and I will truly miss Geraldine. She and mom were close friends right to the end. We will miss our phone calls and long talks. Our sister, we look forward to the great day when we meet again around God’s throne. What a day of rejoicing that will be! Until we meet again sis, I will say see you later. We love and we hold on to our precious memories of you!
    Cathy Hubbard Johnson
    Catherine Hubbard

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    Ms.Frances L.Dixon(Puff) says

    We the Collins and Dixon family sends our deepest
    Sympathy to Mr.Johnson and his family.We are sorry to hear about the passing of Geraldine.Her passing really hurts kur heart..She was a very beautiful person and she will be truelly be missed..
    Love
    The Collins / Dixon family

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    Diane Outlaw says

    Revelation 14:13–Blessed are those who die in the Master..how blessed to die that way! …and blessed rest from their hard, hard work.
    Truly saddened by the transition of a good friend and comrade. Memories will help in the healing process and may those same memories bring comfort.
    Always in my heart and soul-
    Sincere moments of prayers for the family.
    Deaconess Geraldine will be missed

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    Evelena Carter says

    It’s hard to say good bye to your love one but know that she is no longer in pain. My heartfelt prayers are with the family. Trust in the Lord and he will strengthen you for such a time like this.

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    Randall & Necie Parks says

    To the Johnson and Wise families. We were sad to hear of Geraldine’s passing. The Wise and Parks families grew up together. May God grant you the peace that comes from Jesus Christ. To Tudy, Gwen and Gregory, may the memories you cherish ease your sorrow and comfort you always. May God Continue to surround, strengthen, bless, and comfort you all through this difficult time and days to come. We love you all.

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    Gloria Ellis says

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for the Johnson and Wise family.
    Gloria Ellis and Family

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    Kendall, Christal & Corey Freeman says

    To the Johnson Family our deepest sympathies and prayers. May God comfort you in this time or sorrow.

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    Sheila J. gorham says

    My sincere condolences to the Johnson family. If you need anything I am but a phone call away

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    Versie J .Bly & family says

    To the family members of our neighbor & friend Mrs Geraldine Johnson, We send our deepest condolences and warmest prayers for your continued strength in the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ her sole is resting in his arm . Blessings to all

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    Jasmine Foreman and family says

    March 3, 2020

    To the Wise-Johnson Families; only God has all the answers, may he give you the strength to reflect on the good memories of a wonderful person such as Geraldine.

    Peace to all.

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    Kimberly Bland says

    Our condolences to the Johnson family from my mother Beulah Perkins Bland and I. Sister Geraldine was elegant Christian lady and we will miss her. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

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