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Eleanor Burton Johnson, 94, of Bland, VA, was called home to her Heavenly home Wednesday, January 24, 2018, to be with her loved ones. She was born May 21, 1923 in Bland, VA, the daughter of the late Charles R. and Ressie Dunnigan Burton.
Eleanor was a faithful, lifelong member of Wesendonck United Methodist Church and sang alto in the church choir for many years. She retired from the Bland County School System as an instructional teacher's aide with over 20 years of service. Her favorite past time was working with her flowers and in her garden.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Johnson, her daughter, Regenia Gayle Johnson, five brothers, Jennings B. Burton, Buford W. Burton, Elliot S. Burton, Artie W. Burton and Wilburn P. Burton, and three sisters, Eugie Mae Wetzel, Thelma M. Worley and Iola E. Stowers.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary G. & Pat Johnson, Steve C. & Jennifer Johnson and Randy L. & Elizabeth Johnson; her grandchildren, Craig L. & Laura Johnson, Kevin G. & Betsy Johnson, Robbie R. & Heather Johnson, Eric S. & Chelsea Johnson, Bradley D. & Mandy Johnson, Jeffrey W. & Devan Johnson and Amy B. & Brandon Anders; her great-grandchildren, Steven C. Johnson, Gracie A. Johnson, Campbell L. Johnson, Garrett B. Johnson, Jase A. Anders, Sadie L. Johnson, Maci L. Johnson, Brady L. Anders and another great-granddaughter due in May; brother & sister-in-law, Charles R. & Louise Burton, Jr.; special caregiver, Angie Hodge and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate with Rev. Danny Shortridge and Jack Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family sincerely requests memorial donations be made in her honor to the Hollybrook-Mechanicsburg Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Jerry Farlow, 639 Flat Top Rd., Bland, VA 24315.
The Johnson family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.
Published on January 25, 2018
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