REV. DORIS J. JOHNSON
HARRELLSVILLE – Rev. Doris Jean Johnson, 79, of Quebec Street, died Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.
Rev. Johnson was born in born and raised in Staten Island, NY, a daughter of the late Garrett and Alice Nelson Johnson. Doris taught elementary school in Lodi , NJ, prior to relocating to North Carolina where she entered the ministry. She served in several Methodist Churches in North Carolina, including Harrellsville UMC, Colerain UMC, Powellsville UMC, and Union UMC.
Left to cherish her memory are her brothers, Ray Johnson of Freehold, NJ, and Edgar Johnson of Indialantic, FL; five nieces and nephews and several grand nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Rev. Johnson was predeceased by a sister, Marion Johnson Nelsen, and a brother, James Johnson.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Harrellsville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Walter Johnston, III officiating. The family asks that memorial donations be made to any one of the churches that she served, Harrellsville, Colerain, Powellsville, or Union United Methodist Church.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettfh.com. Garrett Funeral Home is serving the Johnson family.