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1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
Fax: 757-624-1508
Lucille Johnson

Lucille King Johnson (King)

Monday, December 8th, 1930 - Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Lucille Pearl King Johnson of Norfolk, Virginia, took her eternal rest on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was 88 years old. Born in Bayboro, NC on December 8, 1930, she was one of five children of Rufus and Clara King. Lucille’s father was a longshoreman and the King family moved to Norfolk, VA when she was a child. As she matured, Lucille developed many interests, including playing the piano, gardening and singing. She also grew strong in her Christian faith.

Lucille married the love of her life, Samuel H. Johnson (Jabo) in 1956. They were a maid and butler team that served many families in the Tidewater area for decades. From their home on Barney Street in Norfolk they raised their only daughter, Peggie, and established a loving and enduring marriage that lasted until his death in 1992. Later in life she became an entrepreneur and started her own daycare. Over the years, she helped to rear more than 30 children who would grow up to be successful teachers, doctors, lawyers and even a movie star!

Lucille loved New Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member for more than 70 years. She sang alto in the senior choir under the direction of Reginald Parker and Minister of Music, John A. Vann. Along with her life-long friend, Gwendolyn Crawford, she supervised the Children’s Usher Board. A devoted member of the Sunday school, she was the first to arrive each Sunday and was always prepared for the week’s lesson. In addition, she was a Christian missionary with the Co-Workers League. Always a giver, she donated money to Operation Smile for the children. She continued to attend church and serve the Lord until her health declined.

As an active member of the community, Lucille was a member of the Huntersville Civic League and was fondly known as the “Flower Lady.” As new residents would move into the neighborhood, she would welcome them by planting flowers from her yard into theirs. She was so proud of earning the neighborhood “Beautification Award” three times for having the prettiest yard in the Huntersville section of the city.

A real highlight for her was when Norfolk awarded her the “Paint Your Heart Out Award.” She was chosen as an elderly citizen who took pride in their home but could not handle the repairs and upkeep. For one week, city workers, electricians, carpenters, gardeners and painters came to fix up her home.

Socially, Lucille loved to play cards on Friday nights with friends. She also belonged to various bowling leagues. Although her health began to fail in recent years, she continued to enjoy crossword puzzles, daytime soap operas and was an enthusiastic follower of Family Feud with Steve Harvey.

She leaves to cherish her memory one loving daughter, Dr. Peggie Robertson (Edward), two brothers, Rufus King, Jr. of New York and Parish King of Delaware, a favorite great-niece, Monica Vines (Calvin) and great-nephew, Marcus Green (Cynthia), her church daughters, Diane Bacon and Glynis Mason, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, adopted children, family and friends.

“Well done thy good and faithful servant.”
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home
    Address
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    New Calvary Baptist Church
    Address
    800 East Virginia Beach blvd
    Norfolk, Va 23504
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  • Interment

    Location
    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    Address
    1101 Campostella Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Tasha

Posted at 07:55am
Please accept my condolences for your loss. May the God of comfort give your family the strength to continue to cope with the sorrow and pain you're feeling right now. Our heavenly Father promises at Isaiah 25:8 that he's going to swallow up death forever and John 5:28, 29 says that we will get to see our dead loved ones again in a resurrection of life. I really hope these words bring a measure of comfort and peace to you and your family during this difficult time. JW.ORG

Delano Harris

Posted at 07:36am
Aunt Cecille will always be remembered as my 2nd closest grandmother she very sweet, thoughtful, and kind-hearted. She always made me feel welcomed when she was my nanny and took amazing care of me. She assisting in molding me into the find young gentlemen I am today. She was definitely an angel living on earth. But, there comes a time we must all return home. I am sure she is at peace and the place her soul deserves to be.
 
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Peggie Johnson Posted at 07:55pm

Delano Mom loved you dearly and was so proud of you. She was amazed when you and I could communicate by Facebook with you all the way in Australia. Stay in touch. Peggie

Delano Harris

Posted at 07:35am
Aunt Cecille will always be remembered as my 2nd closest grandmother she very sweet, thoughtful, and kind-hearted. She always made me feel welcomed when she was my nanny and took amazing care of me. She assisting in molding me into the find young gentlemen I am today. She was definitely an angel living on earth. But, there comes a time we must all return home. I am sure she is at peace and the place her soul deserves to be.
YJ

Your friend, William N White JR

Posted at 10:34pm
I am saddened by the loss of your mother, Mrs Lucille Johnson, Let the fond memories of her feel your mind and heart. My sincere condolences.
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Posted at 05:19pm
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Peggie Johnson Posted at 07:58pm

Thank you so much for planting a tree in my mom's honor. It is so appropriate because she was known as the "flower lady' who planted flowers all over Huntersville.
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