Obituary

Ella Louise Johnson (Lou) entered into eternal rest on

September 11, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.
She was born to the late Alice L. Cole on March 26, 1945. She received her education in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and was a graduate of John J. Wright High School.


She was employed by Mary Washington University for a number of years and later retired. Ella joined Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age where she sang in the choir, served on the Hospitality Committee and served as a Deaconess.

Ella was united in holy matrimony to Charles W. Johnson on January 28, 1967 and from this union were born three children, Veronica Waller, Tracy Shepherd and Charles W. Johnson, Jr. (Junie) deceased.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Alexander, Jr., Wayne N.
and Melvin T. Cole. Ella leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband, Charles W. Johnson, Sr.; two children, Veronica Waller, Caroline County, Va and Tracy Shepherd, Hopewell, Va.; one sister, Vanessa Cole, Henrico County, Va.; four grandchildren, Ebony Shepherd, Marcus Shepherd, Mayah Waller and Mariah Waller; three great-grandchildren, Endya’, Destinee and Josiah; mother-in-law, Youtha Thacker; nine sisters-in-law