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Everett R. Johnson Sr. Obituary
Everett R. Johnson Sr.

Norfolk - Everett R. Johnson Sr., 96, passed away on August 4, 2014. God said "Well done thy good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord (KJV: Matthew 25:21)"

Everett "Zip" Johnson graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA, Class of 1937. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 40 years of service. Everett was a faithful member of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church in Norfolk for over 70 years. He was a dedicated member, who served tirelessly on the Trustee and Usher Boards as well as several other ministries. Everett was the past Marshall of the Eureka Lodge, Norfolk.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Johnson and Annie Johnson Floyd; sisters, Constance Barnett and Lorraine Burke. Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 74 years, Marie E. Johnson; a loving son, CDR (Ret.) Everett R. Johnson Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; a devoted daughter-in-law, Mary H. Johnson of Chesapeake, VA; four grandchildren, Tracy R. Hodges (Taekwon) of Chesapeake, VA; Everett R. Johnson, III of Los Angeles, CA; Malcolm R. Johnson of Denver, CO; Danielle R. Griffin (Dominic) of Portsmouth, VA; three great grandchildren, Taylor M. Hodges; Dominic L. Griffin II., Alyssa D. Johnson, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at Graves Funeral Home, 1631 Church St, Norfolk, VA on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Bank Street Memorial Church. Rev. Dr. Joseph Lee, Pastor, will be officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.gravesfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 6, 2014
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