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“To all of the Johnson family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I know what a close family you are and I know having each other is a...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Annie Grantham Reboli - goldsboro

“It will be hard having lost her at this Holiest of times, but let your Faith strengthen you, and join together on this Christmas day to celebrate a...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: David E.Ragan - Wilmington, NC

“I met BJ as a child, upon arriving in Goldsboro in 1972, where our Family took up Residence directly across the Street from the Johnson Family. I got...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: David E. Ragan - Wilmington, NC

“I have known BJ and her family for a long time. She always treated me as her family member and will always remember her fun personality. She was...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Ted Bazemore Yoshida - Goldsboro, NC

“i love my meme so much she will always be MY meme! Fly High ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Jennifer Johnson - Grass Valley, CA

“Always remember the good time you had and how special she was in her ways ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Marie Stevens - Haughton, LA

“Looking through the array of photos, the tears can't help but well up in the eyes, but you can't stop smiling. The years may not have been kind to...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Margaret Ragan Parker - Pikeville, NC

“So many great memories of my childhood with the Johnson family. Miss BJ was always right there with us all. Whether it was neighborhood or school...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Webb-Ferretti - Wilmington, NC

“Joe, Jean and all of the family, I read the obituary of your mother in today's paper and am so sorry to hear about her death. I didn't know Mrs....Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Margaret Narron - Goldsboro, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss..she was a great lady. I have so many memories of her, most of them involving softball. I can hear her yelling my name...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Edmundson

“BJ was one of the most devoted mothers I have ever known. Her legacy will be the sense of family that she has instilled in her beautiful family. May...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Lorraine Mullineaux Dewsen - CA

“My deepest sympathy to you Greg and your family. I loved looking at the pictures of your mom. She's a pretty lady! If you need anything, just let...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dorothy F Schreffler - GOLDSBORO, NC

“Dawn, you know how much I love you and all family. I'm so sorry for your loss . I wish I could be there to give you a hug right now. Some of my...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Luann Daughtry - Goldsboro, NC

“Dawn and family may GOD bless, you are in our prayers. BJ was the best shopper and most enjoyable person to speak with in the BX base exchange and...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Drake - Goldsboro, NC

“Dawn and family you are in our prayers. BJ was the best shopper in the base exchange main store. GOD bless. Jim Drake ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Drake - goldsboro, OR

“Dawn and Family, Our prayers and thoughts to you and your family at this time. B.J. was always one of our best fans at the ballgames. Helen...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Gerald and Annette Gurley

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May you find strength and comfort from God's everlasting love and peace. In Christ, Gary...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Gary Henderson and family - NC

On Friday evening, December 7, 2012, Betty "B.J." Johnson, 79, was taken by the Heavenly angels to be with our Lord, while surrounded by her family. Betty was a godly woman who loved the Lord and her family and set an example for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that will lead them all their lives.

Betty was born in Dillon, South Carolina on June 13, 1933 to the late Wade Hampton Cook and Bessie Mae Page Cook. She was married to the late Joseph McCloud Johnson. Betty attended Faith Free Will Baptist Church. She was a caring, loving parent and grandparent whose primary goal was the happiness and security of her family. An avid sports fan, Betty could often be found watching or supporting her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Dann Patrick officiating. Interment will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Betty is survived by her children, Joe Johnson and wife Jean of Goldsboro, Bessie Roberts and husband Donald of Louisiana, Zandra Johnson and husband Gary of Goldsboro, Wade Johnson and wife Shelda of Goldsboro, Greg Johnson and wife Phyllis of Goldsboro and Dawn Johnson; her grandchildren, Donald Roberts, Jennifer Johnson, Matthew Roberts, Courtney Roberts, Ty Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Gregory Johnson and Lauren Johnson; and four great-grandchildren.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Meals On Wheels Program, 601 E. Royall Avenue, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

The family will receive friends Monday, December 10, 2012 following the service at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the home of Greg and Phyllis Johnson, 404 Plantation Road, Goldsboro.

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