|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1912|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2013|
Minnie Sloan Johnson known to everyone as "Dolly" died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Westminster Canterbury where she had been a resident for close to 12 years. She was 100 years old. Dolly was born on July 1, 1912 in Gordonsville, VA. She moved with her parents, the late Ormond W. Johnson and Minnie Martin Johnson to Lynchburg, VA in 1914. She was a gentile, gracious, true southern lady who had been an active volunteer in the community serving various committees at St. John's Episcopal Church, and during WWII at the American Canteen at the Lynchburg Airport through the American Red Cross. While Lynchburg was her home, she did travel extensively with her late brother and sister, William Martin Johnson and Mary Jane Johnson. They went on photography safaris in Africa six times as well as travelled to Europe and South America. She and her family were members of the Boonsboro Country Club. In 2010, Miss Johnson donated the renovations of the chapel at St. John's Episcopal Church including the four stain glass windows depicting various religious and personal symbols relating to her and her three siblings. This allowed the chapel to be an integral part of church functions. She was predeceased by both of her parents and her three siblings including those mentioned above and her second brother, O. Watson Johnson Jr. She is survived by her niece M. Jane Johnson and her husband Maris Gultnieks of Fairfax, VA, her nephew, O. Watson Johnson III and his wife Kay, Chapin, SC. She is also survived by her dear friends Tom, Cindi, Kyle and Cody Cole, and a good friend Langhorne McCarthy. The family would like to thank the staffs of 4th floor Hearthside and 6th floor Drinkard, Westminster Canterbury for their years of love and care they gave Miss Johnson. In lieu of flowers please send any memorials to St. John's Episcopal Church, Westminster Canterbury, or the Lynchburg Community Trust. A memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. Friday, February 8, 2013 at Westminster Canterbury in the Louis R. Weisert Chapel, Lynchburg, VA. The family will receive friends following the service. Diuguid Funeral Service and Crematory ( 385-8900) is serving the family.
Published in The News & Advance on February 6, 2013
Created by: Stephanie Nichols
Record added: Feb 06, 2013
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