Dorothy S. "Dot" Johnston
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A resident of Baton Rouge since 1938, she died at 11:34 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009, at her son's home in Covington. She was 87 and a native of Birmingham, Ala. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East chapel, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Thursday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Friday from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Ron Lambe. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Lisa Johnston, of Covington; a sister and brother-in-law, Billie Jo and Leo Lee, of Baton Rouge; seven grandchildren, Bryan, Brent, Brad, Kathy, Laurie, Austin and Sawyer; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, D.D. "Jimmie" Johnston; and two sons, Mike and Mickey Johnston. She was a lifelong member of Istrouma Baptist Church, a 1940 graduate of Istrouma High School and a long time volunteer at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Mickey Johnston Scholarship Fund through the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Published in The Advocate on Jul. 30, 2009.
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August 5, 2009
Danny and Family,
I just found out that your mother passed away and I missed the funeral! My deepest condolences.

Wendy Dedon
Wendy Craighead
August 3, 2009
Danny and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all know that Aunt Dot entered the kingdom of her Lord and Savior when she left this world. She is now reunited with Uncle Jimmie, Mickey, and Mike. I know my mom and dad were at the pearly gates to meet her.
Don and Meg McCulloch Schlatre
Meg Schlatre
July 31, 2009
Danny and Family,
Your Mother was one special lady, generous, loving, and always supportive of Istrouma Baptist Church and the family of members there. She also had a wonderful sense of humor and would keep you smiling. We loved her and Jimmie and I know that they are now reunited in heaven. May Our Lord Jesus Christ sustain you and the family with the wonderful memories that you share.
Fred & Charlotte Dunlap
July 31, 2009
Dot and Jimmie worked with a bunch of kids in the late '50's. We learned a lot from them and grew closer to the Lord. He was always who they pointed to. We are better people because of Dot and Jimmie.
Lenora Keith Martin
July 30, 2009
What else can be said about such a classy, virtuous woman? She carried the world on her back for over 50 years, and so graciously served our Lord. Anyone she met, she greeted with a smile. A smile that Jesus unmistakeably shined through.

Dot Johnston was a legend in the faith, and a inseparable part of Istrouma's great heritage.

I have placed this woman on a pedestal, and rightfully so. Her and Mr. Jimmie were great examples for the McCollister's over the last century, and it's hard to let her go.

But I can't think of a loss that can be so celebrated. The Lord left Mrs. Dot around long after her family left this world, and she waited here and served paitiently.

Now she will be welcomed into eternity by Mr. Jimmy and Mike and Mickey -- the family she poured her life out for -- along with all the countless lives she has touched.

I'm know her eyes lit up and her smiled dazzled when she heard Jesus say, "Well done."
David, Lisa, Brian and Ashleigh McCollister
July 30, 2009
We will always remember Aunt Dot and Jimmie. They had a tremedous impact on my life as a young father. I loved Aunt Dot dearly and will always remember her love and outreach. God Bless the entire family during this time.
Mark Turner & Family
July 30, 2009
Mrs. Dot was a very special lady. You all are in my prayers.
Grace and peace to each of you.
Elizabeth McCollister-Albright
July 30, 2009
We have the fondest memories of Dot and her family. We have all lost a very valued friend and wonderful lady. God bless the Johnston family during this time.
Rosie and Howard Chaney
July 30, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dot's family and friends. She was living proof that one person's life (example) could have such a profound effect on the lives of those she touched.
Al Caston
July 30, 2009
I loved Mrs. Dot and have many fond memories of the boys and Jimmie and Dot. What a wonderful family. She will be greatly missed.
Rhenda Humphreys-Addison
July 30, 2009
A wonderful lady who led a beautiful life. We are honored to have lived so close and to have had her as our friend for so many years. She will always be in our hearts.
Jeanne and John McManus
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