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Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Trustee Joe Johnson. She is survived by sons, Jerroll Guins (Katrina), Boris Johnson (Laurie), Sean Johnson (Marguerite) and Brian Johnson; siblings, Pearline Allen of Louisville, KY, Sadie Willingham and Lavester Morris both of Tuscumbia, AL, Oscar Byrd (Freda) of Cincinnati, OH and Willie Byrd of New Orleans, LA; brother-in-law, Stanley Skipworth of Tuscumbia, AL; grandchildren, Brandy, Christopher, Amber, Courtney, Simone, Omar, Alexis, and Dylan; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Mattie Byrd; sister, Shirley Skipworth; brothers, Percy, Oscar, Arthur and Richard Mead, Jr. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. until service at 12:30 p.m. at HODGES & EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, 3910 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland, MD. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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Published in The Washington Post on Jul. 28, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
Frances Johnson
July 29, 2020
Mrs. Dot was a very sweet and special lady as was her late husband Trustee Joe. Gethsemane misses both of you! Rest peacefully together in heaven.
Diane Baxter
July 28, 2020
Boris & Laura please know that we love you and are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts during the loss of your mother. Keep looking to God and he will keep you and comfort you.
Ronnie & JoAnn Coles
July 28, 2020
I remember riding in Mrs Johnson’s stationwagon going to the go cart track and the movies back in the day Rest in Paradise Mrs Johnson.
Jerome Little Jerry Lofty
July 28, 2020
Dot & Joe Johnson were the Most loving and Dedicated members of Gethsemane Baptist Church. There was nothing they would not do to aide their church and demonstrate their love of God and Church.
Dot was also a tremendous cook and loved to share her skills with other.
Her smile and love for people will be truly missed.
Deacon Jefferson &
Linda Wilson-Gaskins
Tribe of Zebulan
Linda Wilson-Gaskins
July 28, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and faithful member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church. She worked faithfully with Vacation Bible School during the summer. Sister Johnson is resting in peace with the LORD. With deepest sympathy. Love Marian Green
Marian Green
July 28, 2020
Dorothy & I had a great friendship while we were at Gethsemane BC. I hope fond memories of her life bring peace.
Bessie Crosson
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