Dorothy Mae Johnson (1927 - 2014)

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Dorothy Mae Johnson

SALISBURY, MD-Dorothy Mae Johnson, 86, of Salisbury, MD peacefully went to join the Lord on Monday, January 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 25, 1927 to the late Alberta and Fletcher Barkley.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Calvin Barkley and loving grandsons Kevin Mitchell and Alan Elzey.

She resided in Jersey City, NJ for numerous years and was employed at a children's novelty factory. She retired after serving many years at the Board of Education.

Dorothy was an avid reader, devoted mother and enjoyed outdoor gardening, cooking and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She also had a special place in her heart for all her pets. In her later years family gatherings was the highlight of her life.

Dorothy leaves to cherish in her memory 8 children, Calvin Johnson and Ethel and spouse Wayne Gibbs of Seaford DE, Wayne Johnson of Elizabeth NJ , Dale and spouse Maria Johnson, Annette Johnson, Debra and spouse Simon Fooks, Delores Johnson, and Elaine Johnson of Salisbury MD; 12 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.

Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 30, 2014