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Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson (Getty Images)
Katherine Johnson (Getty Images)

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February 24, 2020 "Thank you for your inspiration in science thank you for your inspiration in proving that our African-American race has a value far beyond what is seen" - Alexander Poole (Orlando, FL)
February 24, 2020 "One of the bright, talented, and courageous pioneers, who made vital contributions during those wonderful exploratory times. "
February 24, 2020 "February 24, 2020

Dear Family of Ms. Katherine Johnson:

I am a 43 year Member of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 600 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616. Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton is the Pastor, The Moderator of The Session, and The Head of The Staff. He is also My Mentor, Teacher, and Spiritual Advisor. Reverend Donald B. Register is The Pastor Emeritus. I am Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church's PR Person.

I am also A former Member of Church Musician Ship Guild, Inc. (1988-2008). The late Dr. Mildred G. Lewis was The Founder, and Executive Director. I was their Administrative Assistant, Executive Secretary, and Public Relations Director.

I will continue to keep you all in my prayers, especially during this difficult time.

Katherine was an amazing woman, and she will truly be missed by all those people who knew, and loved her. She will not be forgotten. At the age of 101, she did leave a great legacy.

ALL I CAN SAY IS "WELL DONE, THY GOOD, AND FAITHFUL SERVANT", MATTHEW 25:21, AND "REST IN PEACE", SISTER KATHERINE. WITH MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES OF CINCINNATI, OHIO. I USE TO LIVE IN THE BRONZEVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS." - VALINDA JONES (CINCINNATI, OH)
February 24, 2020 "Katherine Johnson was an inspiration to all women wanting scientific careers back when being a female scientist wasn't "cool"! She & Sally Ride & Mae Jemison & Shannon Lucid, etc, etc, etc have always been an inspiration to me and many other younger women seeking the field of science. RIP, dear Ms. Johnson, and thank you so much for a career very well done."
February 24, 2020 "Your work has been greatly appreciated."
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