On Friday October 26, 2018, God sent his angels of grace and mercy with a message to the one we love so dear, Leona Violette Ferebee Johnson, 80, affectionately called “Lee.” “Well done thy good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful, come on up, I will make thee ruler over many!”
Leona was born Oct. 17, 1938, to the late Elijah Burden and Leona Ferebee of Princess Anne County. She attended high school in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated in 1956. From there, Leona moved to Virginia Beach, where she worked for Sentara Virginia Beach General for over 13 years. Leona joined Union Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. S.L. Scott Sr. Leona remained active in the women’s and hospitality ministries until her health recently began to fail. Leona was a kindhearted person who was always willing to help even without being asked. Leona lived a rich and vibrant life as she radiated happiness at all times.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Johnson; sisters, Mary Francis Collins (niece, Patricia Knight Mingo), Jessie Mae Lofland, Queenie Mae Stevenson (niece, Sandra Faye Allen); and son, Clay Johnson.
With lasting memories, Leona is survived by her son, Robert (Ruby) Johnson; daughter, Lisa Marie Johnson; grandchildren, Dwayne Johnson and Jalessa (Adrian) Hendricks; great-granddaughter, Maleah Johnson; great-nephews, DaVid Roland (Sonia) Williams, Mario Guy Mingo, Harold Britt and Denzel Creekmore; great-nieces, Erica Britt and Cynthia Britt; and a host of other loving cousins, relatives and friends.
Leona Violette Johnson, we have a reserved place in our hearts for you filled with an everlasting abundance of love.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Union Baptist Church, 4608 South Blvd., Virginia Beach. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Roosevelt Memorial Park, 1101 Campostella Road,
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