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).