Charlotte Carnelia Johnson
December 11, 1932 - November 14, 2013
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Charlotte Carnelia Phillips Johnson, daughter of the late George W. and Carolia Phillips was born on December 11, 1932. She was the fifth of ten children and departed this life on November 14, 2013. She joined Bethany Baptist Church at an early age and was active in her church for many years until her health failed. She loved to sing and was a member of the Bethany Gospel Chorus, The Bethany Sanctuary Choir, Montpelier Community Choir and PACE Volunteer Choir.
She attended Hanover Public Schools and was employed by Holly Farms, the Ashland Shirt Factory, GSC and Grandis Incorporated. Mama loved life and spending time with family was her passion. She also loved to shop, talk on the phone and cook. Everyone in the family knew her potato salad was one of her specialties and the best ever!
Mama was a member of Riverside Pace during her last 4 ˝ years. There she received compassionate and quality care by their God sent staff. While participating in arts and crafts she painted a picture called “The Sunset 6:15” which was displayed at the Art Works Gallery in April 2012. In May 2012 Mama was also recognized and graciously crowned Senior Prom Queen.
She was married to the late Howard Bradford Johnson in December 1951. Their family consisted of five children Micheal,Aubrey A.K.A. "Bubba" (Carolyn), Barbara, Annette (Donald) and Bernita who all loved and cherished her unconditionally. Seven grandchildren, Ken Jr., Donecia, Patrice (a faithful caregiver), Kevin (Christina), Sylvester, Charnita (Nuru) and Sharniquea and eleven great-grandchildren. One sister Lorraine Smith; one brother, Frank Phillps; one aunt, Blanche Pryor; six brother in-laws; nine sister in-laws and a host of neices, nephews and other relatives and friends. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens Glen Allen, VA
As I walk through the journey of life, I remember.
I remember how you helped me to grow with love, truth, and honesty.
I remember how you helped me to choose the right path with values, morals, and self worth.
I remember how you gave me dreams with hope and confidence.
As I remember, I pray to be a mother like you, to shape my children into strong adults, full of hopes and dreams.You made me who I am today, and I will always remember you in life’s passings for no one could touch my life as you have.
Remembrance in life’s passings is the truest form of love one can give, for a memory should never die and a love should live forever in the heart of another!!!