Doris J. Johnson

February 21, 2009



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 Garrett Funeral Home is serving the Johnson family.

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15 years ago

To the entire family,

I have not meet the family personally however I was sorry to read that Rev. Doris J. Johnson passed, One thing I have learned as life goes on is how strong and sure God’s love is, always ready to comfort and heal. With deepest sympathy and a prayer that his love will be with the family in a special way. May God comfort you at this time of sorrow and bless you through the days ahead. May the tender mercy that God has always shown be with you now so you will know that you are not alone and may others help in some small way to bring you strength and comfort and courage each day. Soon God will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces Isaiah 25:8