Gwendolyn Johnson Boone

Sunrise: July 3, 1953

Sunset: September 21, 2019

Gwendolyn J. Boone was born in Germany to the late Prentice Johnson and Evelyn Manning on July 3, 1953. She passed away on September 21, 2019 in the comfort of her home in Norfolk, VA.

Gwen was preceded in death by her father Prentice Johnson; mother, Evelyn Johnson; two sisters, Sable and Patrice Johnson and nephew, Sheldon Ryland. She leaves to cherish her memories two children, Gregory Johnson and Lisa Haslam (RaSheim); two nieces, Shelby Johnson and Patryce Ryland; one nephew, Patrick Johnson; four grandchildren, Jaida and Jerrell Haslam and Jamahl Johnson and Jazmine Barkley; beloved sister in Christ, Carolyn Brothers (Lettrelle); a devoted daughter of God, Jean Barkely (Larry) and a plethora of extended family and friends.

Gwen began working at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in 1986. At the time of her passing she was employed as Director of Quality Development. During her tenure her passion towards health and wellness was demonstrated through care shown to patients, families and co-workers. Her commitment to serving others and providing education on health was seen throughout the community with her leading countless health fairs.

Gwen believed in education “As Evidenced By” her continual pursuit of increased knowledge and understanding of the word of God. With her passion and commitment to excellence being a focal point, Gwen obtained her Master’s degree in Theology from Christina Outreach Bible Institute.

She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA. She obtained her LPN in 1980.

Minister Boone was an avid believer in the continual pursuit of education in accordance with scripture 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Gwen became a member of Endtime United Church in March 1999. At the time of her passing she was serving as an Ordained Elder, Director of Education, Youth Overseer, Sunday School Teacher, Missionary Ministry and Team Lead for Team Fellowship. Moreover, she has previously served as Women’s President, Youth President, Pastor’s Aide President, Member of Gospel and Mass Choir, Traveling Adjutant and Resting Place Ministry.

Gwen’s love for Christ allowed her to minister to countless individual which allowed them to see a more excellent way through Jesus Christ.

Gwen’s favorite saying was “As Evidenced By.” Gwen was a straight shooter, no chaser. She said what she meant and meant what she said. Moreover, Gwen’s heart of gold and love for Christ allowed her love unconditionally. Gwen will be remembered most by her love for Christ, passion for her children and her acts of service (Winning Souls for Kingdom, of Christ).

Viewing Thursday, September 26, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Friday, September 27, 2019 1:00pm Endtime United Church of Jesus 7416 Evelyn T. Butts Avenue Norfolk, VA 23513 Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502

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    Janet Martin says

    To the Johnson and Boone families
    There are just no words. Gwen made an indelible mark in the lives of SO many and she was truly loved. Covering your family in much prayer that God will hold you; keep you; and give you his peace now and in the days to come
    Janet M.

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      Tracey Rice says

      My condolences to the entire family. Ms Boone touched my life and my heart. She was an awesome woman…

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    LaVerne Bailey Key says

    It is such sad news to have lost another one of our classmates from BTW 1971.May the family,classmates,and friends find strength and comfort in divine guidance and the memories of Gwen.LaVerne Bailey Key

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    Overseer/Lady DE Williams says

    Jesus said, “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” As a son whom has lost his own mother, I know the pain and the sense of loss that you feel Lisa and Greg. To all other in your respective places in the family I can only imagine the void. Elder Boone was truly a stalmate in the Kingdom of God. She loved The Lord and served Him with gladness. I had pleasure of serving under as a teenager and young adult and serving with her as a preacher of the Gospel. She encouraged me much as I transitioned from VA to NC and anytime there was a word from God, would keep in contact. These last 18 years I’ve known her, the one thing she always used that rang true was simply, ” Preparation proceeds your blessing” My wife and I, along with our ministry extend our love, prayers, and sympathies as your celebrate the victorious triumph of one fantastic woman of God!
    Prayerfully submitted

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    Janice Smith Lee says

    Another Branch has been Broken ? from Our Family Tree BTW C/O 1971.Gwen SIP you will surely missed .Condolenes to the Family. PRAYING know that Our GOD will be your STRONG TOWER thru this most DIFFICULT time and Beyond! Hold on to God’s Unchanging Hands!

    Prayerfully Submitted
    Janice Smith Lee BTW C O 1971

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    Cassandra Vasquez says

    Ms. Boone you will be missed may God be with your family.

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    Alice Davis Raynor says

    Alice 9/25/19
    Mrs. Boone you was my teacher at Lake Taylor hospital CNA class.
    I don’t have the works for this it breaking my heart to know that when I walk the halls of LTH you not there to say Alice are you ok. (Miss You) ????

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    Jean Scott says

    Ma Boone words can’t express the love and respect I have for you,we have shared some wonderful moments at the lake. God had taken a beautiful Angel that will be missed each and every day.I love you ma,one of yours daughters Jean S.

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    Jacqueline Winstead says

    I will never forget the last time we spoke. Thanks for everything that you did for me in the short time that we knew one another. ❤️

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    Sandra Bray Overton says

    May God give the Johnson and Boone family the strength and courage needed at this difficult time
    Sandra Bray
    BTW Class “71

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    Irvin McCoy aka “Shorty Cool” says

    Gwen it breaks my heart to hear and know that I will no longer be able to see that beautiful smile , loving and caring ways that you gave when you saw friends. That I remember as a classmate and friend at BTW.
    We know that God makes no mistake when he calls his beloved child home, so in knowing that you are among the Angels in his Kingdom gives me great joy because that lets me know that I will see you again. There’s no doubt that you will be truly missed by friends and family but your life is one to celebrate and not be sorrow. I pray strength to your family with my deepest sympathy. God Bless

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    Maxinw W Lewis says

    To the family and friends of Gwen I want you to know that I am praying for your strength to deal with your loss. Gwen touched so many people’s lives and will truly be missed. I will dwell on the memories that we shared at BTW and at Lake Taylor Hospital. Gwen was an awesome woman of God that loved her family and friends unconditionally. Continue dwelling on the beautiful memories that was made with Gwen. BTW Class of 71 & Much Love Always

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    Barbara McDougle says

    Barbara McDougle
    To the family of Gwen, you’re in my prayers. I had the opportunity to work with at Lake Taylor in 1984 for 4 1/2 years. She was a very nice person with a great smile.
    My prayers to the family.

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    B.McDougle says

    Barbara McDougle
    To the family of Gwen, you’re in my prayers. I had the opportunity to work with at Lake Taylor in 1984 for 4 1/2 years. She was a very nice person with a great smile.
    My prayers to the family.

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      Shannan Clark says

      To my second family, I’m still lost for words. Aunt Gwen, was a very strong and firm woman and has helped us, (my mom, my sister and myself) to have a great life. She is forever in my heart. Until we meet again, rest well my fair lady. I love you…

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    Nikolla Evans says

    Praying for peace and restoration for the Johnson/ Boone family. We loved mama Boone and will always remember the kindness she showed , the love she shared and the happiness she brought . It’s been a pleasure to work with such a beautiful person.

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    Tyra Andrews says

    To the Haslam, Johnson & Boone Family,

    Praying that God will comfort you all during your time of bereavement, and that His everlasting love will bring forth peace and assurance today, and in the days ahead.

    God Bless,

    The Andrews Family

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    Shirley B Wallace says

    Gregory and Lisa, there are no words. I’ve known Gwen for such a long time at least 30 years or more. As everyone says she touched so many peoples lives. Even though we had lost touch just knowing that she was still on this earth was enough to sustain me. It all seems surreal to now speak of her in the past tense. She will be truly missed. She was a phenomenal woman. May God continue to bless you and your families. Shirley Wallace.

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