Barbara Jean Johnson
1944 - 2020
Barbara Jean Johnson

July 8, 1944 - Sept. 17, 2020

Barbara Jean Johnson, 76, of Charlottesville, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020, while residing at Envoy at the Village Nursing Home in Fork Union.

Barbara was born in Charlottesville, on July 8, 1944, to the late James Terrell and the late Rita Holland Terrell. Besides her family, Barbara had three great loves in her life. The first was her love for Jehovah. Barbara lived her best life as one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 50 years. During that time, she made many friends here and around the world through her travels with the organization, preaching, helping with different building constructions and attending international conventions.

Her other great love was working for the Charlottesville Public School System as a bus driver. She loved to tell stories about her kids on bus #10 and how they gave her the name "Miss Wess" because "Miss Wess didn't take no mess." She was called many things by those who loved her. Her best friends Elva, Laverne, and Patricia aka "The Golden Girls", called her "Miss Hollywood" because she was always dressed so fancy. Her third love was dancing, she loved to dance and was known for her many moves of the dance floor. She was a woman with many talents and one who was genuinely loved.

Barbara was preceded in death by her son, Algie Lee Johnson Jr., whom she had with her then husband, Algie Lee Johnson, and one brother, James Terrell.

Barbara is survived by her three daughters, Rita Bradley and her husband, Donald, of Chambersburg, Pa., Doretha Johnson of Waynesboro, Va., and Selina Johnson of Charlottesville, Va.; and one brother, Cleveland Johnson of Surfside Beach, S.C. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Amechia Johnson, Shawnee Shuey and her husband, Timothy, Jamar Johnson, Michaelangelo Carr, Antonio, Lukas and Nikolus Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Micah Summers, Amiyah Moore, Amarah Johnson, Heaven, Zy'air, Nyasia and Naila Johnson; three nieces, a nephew, a great-niece and four great-nephews; and a host of cousins that includes three that held a very special place in her heart, Delois Grady, Lucy Bates Rainey and TJ Morton.

She will be greatly missed, until we meet again.

"If a man dies, can he live again...You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." Job 14:14,15

The family will hold a celebration of her life at a later date, which will be announced.

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Published by Daily Progress on Sep. 24, 2020.
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I did not know Barbara Jean well ,when I was around her ,she was always smiling,she made you feel Welcome ,her smile was infectious,very happy I met her Rest In Peace .
Gloria Bates
September 27, 2020
Barbara was my spiritual sister and my bus driver sister. Always encouraging in both worlds.She would go on field trips with the students but always planned to go to Kingdom Halls in the area on meeting times. We will see her again soon.Love to her her family.
Kathy Hines
September 26, 2020
Very nice lady see you in paradise
Sandy Hernandez
September 26, 2020
I knew this wonderful lady when I was in High School. Rita and I were good friends. Ms. Johnson would always smile and speak whenever I saw and in all those years she never forgot my name. I have all you in my thoughts and prayers. Rita I am so very sorry for your loss, your mother was wonderful!
Robin Shepherd Hamlin
September 24, 2020
My Condolences to the Family!
George Howard Holland Jr.
September 24, 2020