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Dorothy M. Johnson

September 4, 1935 November 24, 2016
Dorothy M. Johnson
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Dorothy Mae Johnson made her transition on Thanksgiving day, Thursday November 24, 2016. She was born on September 4, 1935 to the late Thomas and Martha Adams. She was preceded in death by sisters Zolia McCormick, Ruby Green, and brother Ralph Adams. Dorothy was the first of seven children.

She grew up in Nottoway County, Virginia and was raised in a Baptist home and knew the Lord early. She graduated from Luther H. Foster High School and later moved to New Jersey. Once there she joined the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Hackensack, New Jersey where she served on the choir, including one year as President.

She worked as a domestic until she found her true calling of administering to the sick, for which she did for 46 years at Hackensack University Medical Center. At the time of her retirement on September 1, 2001 she was the longest serving employee at the hospital. Dorothy always put family first and at times was generous to a fault. She offered words of encouragement and advice and at times would hit us over the head with one of her sayings such as "Every tub has gotta stand on its own bottom and give an account of its own leaks" or "when I tell you huckleberrys are ripe you better get your bucket and start picking".

She leaves to cherish her four children Zelma Adams (Englewood, NJ), Tara Johnson (Hackensack, NJ), Dayle Johnson, and Mark Johnson (Englewood, NJ); three loving grandchildren: Aryel, Awtum, and Yasmeen, and two precious great grandchildren A'kya and LaRue; two sisters: Mary. A Lewis, and Chris Smith, and brother Lynn Adams all of Crewe; two brothers-in-law, William Smith and Scott McCormick; three aunts: Rosa Walker, Lois Reynolds, and Shirley Parker, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and several devoted best friends.

Funeral Services Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12:00 noon at First Nottoway Baptist Church, Crewe. Interment Adams Family Cemetery

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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