Mary Rose Johnson

Sunrise: November 17, 1925

Sunset: June 7, 2019

Mary graced the world with her presence for 93 wonderful years.  She was chosen to be with the Lord on 6/7/19 at 7:19pm in Virginia Beach.  She was born in Braddock, PA and graduated from Braddock High School.

She raised six beautiful daughters in Irvington, NJ.  She worked for the U.S. government for over 30 years. She was an active member of Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral, Newark, New Jersey for many years.

Mary Rose was witty and feisty, yet kind and classy. She was well respected and loved by all.  She will be truly missed by her family that she leaves behind to carry on her legacy.  She will forever be the Matriarch of the Johnson Family.

She is survived by six loving daughters:Pamela Gardner, Candace McGirt (Thomas), Roxanne Thomas, (Clancy), Valerie Wright, Veronica Johnson, Jennifer Jean-Louis (Davis) ten grandchildren: Angela, Alan, T.J. Michael, Erica, Janay, Courtney, Justin#1, Justin#2, Jordan. eight great grandchildren: Amaya, Jaden, Timothy, Amaya, Karah, A.J., Zackary, and Baby Ermias (On the Way).

Her strength and fighter mentality is instilled in all of us, and has left a mark on our hearts. Her angelic spirit lives on and will flow through every vein and soul she has ever touched.  She will forever be our Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother and friend.

Our Angels’ soul has risen to be with God now.  She is no longer suffering and we are all at peace.  From this day forward may God continue to heal and protect the Johnson Family.

In the words of Mary Rose ….”OK…What’s Next”

We Love You Mommy/Nannie. Rest In Peace

Viewing Thursday, June 13, 2019 St. Francis Episcopal Church 509 S. Rosemont Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Service Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:00pm St. Francis Episcopal Church 509 S. Rosemont Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Jackie says

    Dear Candice,
    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our condolences to you and the family. We are honored and blessed to have known her during the years she was with us at church. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time. God bless.
    “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown.
    Jackie/Ken. St. Francis Episcopal Church

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      lisa praileau says

      Mrs. Mcgrit I was sorry to hear about your Mom .i will keep you and your family in my prayer

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    Loretta Shopene says

    My dear friends I’m saddened to hear the news of this beautiful woman’s passing. She was a wonderful hard working loving woman and the world was a better place with her in it. I’m sending much love many prayers and big hugs to you all. ❤️??❤️??

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    Teresa McGriff says

    Im so very sad to hear about one funny and Beautiful woman who I adored and got to know May God continue to bless all of her girls may God be with you all loveTeresamcgriff

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    Marsha E. Bond says

    To the Johnson Family;
    May God give all of U the continued strength & healing at this difficult time. “Hold On Be Strong”

    LovelySongbird Bond

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    Emmaline Doctor says

    To the Johnson family Our prayers to all in the loss of your Beloved Mother .God will be your Comfort and strength always ??Heaven has gain a Angel in Ms.Johnson?I will always remember her loving smile.The Doctor family send Love❤️and ??Prayers ❤️❤️

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    Oana Smith says

    My prayers go out to Candy, her sisters, and the rest of the family. May you have comfort and peace in knowing that your sweet mother is at peace. I will continue to pray for your strength and healing during this time of grief. Love, Oana, Christianna, and Kameron

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    BillyT. says

    To the Johnson family, your mother is special. My condolences to each of you. Her spirit will live forever. May Jehovah comfort all of you.

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    Christie Banks says

    My prayers and condolences to the family.
    God Bless

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    Margo Johnson Hall says

    To my six cousins and family. My deepest condolences for the lost of Aunt Mary, my prayers are with you. Your mother was a special women and she will never be forgotten. She always kept her girls together and loved you all.

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    Delphine Freeman says

    My sincere condolences to you and your family Candace. May God give you all comfort. ?

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    Mary Jo Burnett says

    Dear Jennifer and family,
    I know it is so hard for all of you to loose your beloved mother. All of the stories you told us about her were filled with love and family. She was an amazing woman. Blessings to all of you. Remember her love strength and kindness, and that she has passed all of these qualities onto you. Hugs and prayers.

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    karah(one of grandchildren) says

    i love you nannie and i miss you

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