Mr. Jeffery Johnson Jr.
Jeffery Johnson passed peacefully from this life the morning of January 15th
2015 at 1:05 am at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee
after a sudden decline in health. He was surrounded and supported by his love
ones and caregivers during the last days of her life. Pa Jeff was born in Lofa
Africa, move to the United States and have since resided in Johnson City,
Jeffery Johnson or Pa Jeff as he is commonly called is survived by his wife Ma
Adja; Six (6) Children: MJ, Fanta, fatu, Princess, Yatta, and George Johnson.
Fifteen (15) Grandchildren: Aziz, Nuch, Blessing, Eric, Anointing, Jeffery
Johnson, Cecelia, Courage, Ark, Kojo, Kwesi, Lede, Elax, Kblama. A host of
other relatives and In-Laws: Youngor Duanah, P. Berechiah Williams
`(Son-in-Law), Luzzi Zaza, Opata Lawrence, Kiki. Thanks to the Liberian and
African immigrant community in the United States, Friends, and Churches for all
your Support at this time of our bereavement. Special thanks to Bishop Dale
Roberts the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Birchette
Mortuary, and West Lawn Cemetery Directors.
memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 5:30pm. Location:
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Johnson City, TN 37601, In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to (1726 Dave Buck Rd. Apt. 303 Johnson
City, TN 37601).
We regretfully announce the passing of Ms. Sherry A.
Greenlee. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Aretha O. Scott
Aretha O. Scott
went on to meet the Lord at her
home, on January 16, 2015, after a lengthy illness.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, Elnora Petty Dickenson and
Robert Dickenson.Aretha Scott graduated from Science Hill High School in 1980
and later went on to earn a bachelor’s degree Organizational Management at
Tusculum College in May of 2012. She was on leave from Century Link.
Aretha was a singer/songwriter, an author, an
encourager, a soldier in the Lord’s army, and a friend to all. Most of all,
Aretha was a survivor of not only cancer, but life. She knew that God was in
control and her courage to endure was an inspiration. She had a wonderful
support system in her family and some very special and close friends.
She leaves to mourn her passing three close
cousins, Angela M. Locke, Carolyn R. White, and Lanetta E. White, other
treasured relatives, some very close friends which she considered family, and a
host of friends.
Home going Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday,
January 23, 2015, at Grace Temple Church, 208 Garden Drive, Johnson City, TN,
with Pastor Mark Redd officiating.
The Burial will follow at the Washington County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 1:00 p.m.
Warmest thanks go to all of the medical personnel that took precious care of
her throughout all of her illnesses. Special thanks to Dr. Charles Famoyin and
the staff of Quality of Life Healthcare.
62, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, entered into eternal rest early Thursday
morning, January 8, 2015 at her residence.
Freda was born February 14, 1952 to Aquilla Lee Folston Phillips and the late William Phillips in Miami,
attended and graduated from the local public schools. She was a longtime employee
Furniture as a Professional Sprayer where she also served on the Safety
Committee until the company closed in 2001.
Freda then relocated to Winston-Salem where she was currently employed
with Flowers Baker. Throughout her
spiritual journey she was a Baptist by faith and was a member of Thankful
Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee.
She was faithful to the Lord, a hard worker and a devoted Mother. Freda
kept an abundance of love for her
children, grandkids and family. She was
the BEST cook in the World and was known for her fried fish and her sweet
potato pies!! She was preceded in death
by both parents and her sister Linda Carol Russaw. She leaves to ponder and
cherish her memory
three sons: Craig Phillips of Johnson City, TN; Robert Phillips, Zachary
Phillips both of Winston-Salem, NC; devoted fiancé: Robert Waymond Bailey of
Winston-Salem, NC; a sister: Janice (JC) Phillips: two brothers: William Robert
(June) Phillips, Jr. of Palm Coast, FL; Carl Franklin (Terry) Phillips of
Johnson City, TN; seven grandchildren; three nieces, two nephews and other
family and friends. Graveside service
will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at West Lawn Cemetery at 11am. Family
will receive friends immediately after at
Carver Recreation Center. Arrangements
are by Roberts Funeral Service of Winston-Salem.
Mable Inez Williams Glaspie
Williams Glaspie March 1, 1936-January 14, 2015, born Landrum, SC, to
the late Mary Louise Jackson Williams
Henderson and Edward Louis Williams, Sr. Mrs. Williams, Mable and Edward moved
to Johnson City in 1942 and resided at 200 Fall Street (Garden Drive). Years
later, the family moved to 400 Wilson
Ave. Mable’s home place. She was educated
in Johnson City’s segregated school system at Dunbar Elementary and graduated
from Langston High School in 1959. Mable
was preceded in death by her husband Will Glaspie and her brother Edward Lewis
Williams¸ Jr. She is a retired employee
of the Watauga Mental Health Center.
When God chose you,
He knew you would fulfill his plans to influence so, so many.
SHE RESIDES IN GLORY, SHE AWAITS: her Sister Mary Alexander, her brother,
Nathan Henderson (Georgette), three Sons:
Danny Eugene Williams, Sr. (Carolyn), William Luther Glaspie, (Cory), Larry
Keith Glaspie (Wendy), two daughters: Tammie Glaspie Charlton and Pauletta
Glaspie, a niece Christine Rhonda Williams Daniels (Melvin) who lived with her for
several years, and a very special lifelong friend Starlett Jean Rhea Benson
Williams. Eleven Grandchildren, three
Great Grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday January 17, 2015 at Thankful Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at 12:00pm
prior to the services.
James "Jack" Johnson
On Saturday, January
3, 2015, James Richard
Johnson peacefully departed this earthly home to be with his Lord and
Savior. Jack Johnson was the eldest of seven children born to
the late Richard and Ethel Wagner Johnson. Jack was Born on
April 21, 1918, in Johnson City. Jack was educated in Johnson City,
graduating from the former Langston High School in 1938. He attended
Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), until enlisting in the Army
during WW11, where he participated in the European theater. Upon returning from
the Army, he married and was employed by General Shale Brick until 1965,
when he moved to Washington, DC. He is preceded in death by his wife
Geraldine Brown Johnson and sons Leonard Cooke and James Johnson, Jr., and
survived by his daughter Montye Johnson, Sister Helen McCall of LI
NY, Grace Liles, Johnson City, and Billie Mazon, Maryland.
held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Albright United Methodist Church 409
Rittenhouse Street, NW Washington,DC 20011
Willa Mae Vaught Plair
Sunrise: July 7, 1920 - Sunset:
January 5, 2015
born in Johnson City, TN. and attended Langston
High School. She was the second of eight children of the late William and Janie
Booher Vaught. After high school Willa moved to Washington DC where she became a
LPN. She was employed at Washington
Hospital Center until her retirement.
She was predeceased
by her husband Wendell Plair, Two sisters Lillie Redd and Vera Hoosier and four
brothers Howard, Alex, David and Lester Vaught.
survived by one son Angelo B. Newman Jr. Johnson City, and two daughters
Carolyn Newman, Johnson City, and
Barbara Plair, Hyattsville MD. Two Grandchildren DeAngelo B. Newman 3rd,
Johnson City and Charlette Marie McCullough (Scott), Murfreesboro TN. Two great
grand children Xavier J. Newman and Scottie McCullough. One great-great granddaughter
Zoey McCullough. One brother William
Vaught (Dorothy), Johnson City, One brother-in-law Robert Hoosier, Johnson
City, and One Sister-in-law Addie Vaught, Detroit, Mich. A host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
There will be no formal service per her
Gwendolyn Teresa Welch
Gwendolyn Teresa Welch, was a
long time resident of Johnson City, TN, and a retired employee of the
Johnson City Medical Center. Gwendolyn was born to the late Lewis V. and
Lucy Wilson-Hill on February 2, 1940. She was a devoted Christian
and maintained her relationship with her Heavenly Father throughout her
will join a family of
angels waiting; Her Mother and Father, Her Beloved Husband Arthur Welch Jr.,
two sisters Jewel Webster Whittaker, Betty Hill Goah, and one brother Charles
leaves to cherish her memory;
Two daughters, Gwynn Welch-Fields(Richard), and Henrietta Rullan(Edgar). Two
sons, Arthur Welch III, and Dwyane L.Welch. Siblings: Sisters Lois Johnson
(Charles), Barbara Dunnigan(Tony), Priscilla Robinson(Jerome), and
one Brother John Webster(Melcina). She also leaves a host
of six grandchildren, ten great-grand children, two great-great
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Gwendolyn
warmed many hearts and will be truly missed.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday December 30, 2014 at the Birchette Mortuary
Chapel. The family will receive at 12:00pm prior to the services. Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery.
Elouise Conway Hurd
Elouise Conway Hurd Died Sunday
December 7, 2014 in Johnson City Tennessee at 81 years old. Born to Hattie
Conway/Hill and Matthew Conway in Camden South Carolina November 16, 1933 .She
had four siblings: Janet, Wayne, Joseph, and Earnest. She moved to New
York City where she met her husband Robert Hurd and started her family. Years
later she moved here to Johnson City Tennessee. During her life in New York
City she had six children: Sharon, Gregory, Kenny, Christine, Lisa, and Michael.
She left behind several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces/nephews,
and great nieces/nephews. She was loved and will be missed greatly.
Services will be held at 1:00pm on
Saturday December 13, 2014 at Friendship Baptist Church, 522 W. Main St.,
Johnson City, TN. The Family will receive friends from 12:00pm prior to the
We regretfully announce the passing of Baby
services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday November 28, 2014 at Washington County Memory Gardens.
ELIZABETH “LIBBA” GERALDINE
1924 - 2014
“Libba” Geraldine Washington,
age 90, 1004 Whittling Wood Dr.,
Johnson City, TN,
formerly of Meridian, MS,
was called home by the Lord on
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Christian
in Johnson City, TN.
in Meridian, MS, she was the daughter of Velma Leigh Godette
and Vern Godette. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church of Meridian, MS, and a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
She was active in numerous church activities and helped with youth programs at
the Magnolia Recreation Center.
Elizabeth graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Meridian, MS.
She attended Alabama State College, but decided to pursue the role of a
military wife by marrying the love of her life, Simmons H. Washington in 1943.
Of this union were born two children, Sandra Joyce Coleman and Anthony Michael
Washington. In later years she and Simmons relocated to Los
Angeles, CA, and upon his
retirement, they returned to Meridian,
MS in 1987.
addition to her parents, “Libba” was preceded in death by her husband, Simmons
H. Washington and son, Anthony Michael Washington. Elizabeth celebrated 64 years of marriage to
her husband, Simmons H. Washington in December 2007. Elizabeth is survived by
one daughter, Sandra “Joy” (Bill) Coleman of Johnson City; two grandsons,
William A. (Debbie) Coleman III of Johnson City, TN and Anthony W. (Deborah)
Coleman of Huntsville, AL; two great-grandsons, Dominic Michael Coleman and
Jessie Antonio Coleman; one nephew, Carl McKenzie, Jr., of Chicago, IL; one niece,
Michelle Battle, of West Hills, CA; several cousins and host of wonderful
and Simmons were blessed with 64 wonderful years of marriage and are now
together in Gods Heavenly Kingdom.
Washington will be returned to Meridian, MS for funeral
and burial on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Visitation will
be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home of Meridian,
Seglinda "Pinky" Drakeford-Williams
Beloved daughter of Margo Drakeford and John Byrd, Seglinda “Pinky” Drakeford-Williams departed
this life suddenly on Nov. 7 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. Pinky was born in Johnson City on Sep. 14, 1968. She leaves
a mother, Margo Drakeford (Charlotte, NC) and 3 beautiful children – Jamel, Jazzmine and Jaylynn, along with aunts,
uncles, cousins and a host a family and friends. Acknowledgements, cards, etc can be sent to 9618 Hanberry Blvd Charlotte,
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday
November 15, 2014 at Friendship Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at 1:00pm prior to the services.