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Sorota G. Johnson


Sunrise: January 9, 1948

Sunset: August 3, 2019

Sorota Griffin Johnson of Chesapeake, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 3, 2019. She was born January 9, 1948, to the late William S. and Emily L. Griffin Sr. of Norfolk, Va. Rota graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Immediately after graduation she was afforded the opportunity to work at General Electric (GE) in Portsmouth Va. While working she enrolled in nursing classes at Tidewater Community College. Rota continued her education at Norfolk State University where she received her nursing degree. As a young woman, she had a passion in the field of gerontological nursing. During her career she held many diverse job titles, to name a few: Adult Protective Services, Licensed Realtor, Medication Administrator, Chesapeake General Hospital, Norfolk General Hospital, Atlantic Shores Assistant living, and a CNA Trainer. Later in her profession she retired as the
charge nurse at Indian River Retirement Center. Rota was a member of the Sassy Snappers and Red Hatters. She loved gardening and listening to classical music.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories her son Benson Ivory (Ben) Griffin (Jaclyn), sister Regenia DuCharme, and two grandchildren, Sharae Kim and Dominique Times. Step children – son, Richard I. Johnson, Jr., and a daughter, Dreama J. Johnson, and special friend for over 20 years Brenda Mitchell. She is pre-deceased by her husband Richard I. Johnson Sr., brother Benson C. Brown, sister Daphney Perry, and brother William Shelton Griffin, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Viewing, Thursday, August 8, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Family Receiving Friends Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, August 9, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Tracy says

    Rest In Peace Auntie Rota
    Love, Tracy, Romeo and Mercedes.

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    Clyde & Jeraline Washington says

    Ms.Rota will be missed.we send our condolence & love to the family

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    Ivy Perry-Burrus says

    To my Aunt Rota,
    You will definitely be missed. Grateful we we were able to spend time with you while we were there. Will miss shopping with you at Roses. You will definitely be missed.
    Love you always Ivy, Timothy & Caylah Burrus.

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    Keejafee Outlaw says

    Sending Prayers and Gods Strength Upon The Family!! Three weeks ago in church Mrs Johnson hugged me and spoke kind words to me that I will Remeber!! May She Rest In Peace❤

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    Mrs.Millicent Collins and Ms.Frances Dixon says

    To Mrs.Johnson family.Our Prayers go out to your family.Mrs Johnson was a very wonderful person,she will be missed.May your family find peace and comfort ,and know that she is now in the arms of the Lord..

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    Dreama J Johnson says

    Heaven has a new Angel 👼, May you Rest In Peace 🌹💐

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    Patrice Brown- Thomas says

    As I thank back I can see you smile as you call my name love all way

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