Jean Gwaltney Johnson

Jean Gwaltney Johnson

Smithfield, VA
11.30.1925 - 06.10.2019
Isle of Wight Co.

Jean Gwaltney Johnson, 93, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Ethel and Doc Allen Gwaltney and was predeceased by her husband Edward Eugene Johnson; daughter Constance Jean Patterson, sisters Marie Garner and Barbara Powell and brothers Francis Allen Gwaltney and Dale Atwood Gwaltney.

Jean was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a son Thomas Edward Johnson and wife Susan M. of Charlotte NC; sister Elizabeth Whitley of Windsor VA; three grandsons Adam Thomas Patterson and wife Corrie, Mark Edward Patterson and Ryan Thomas Johnson and wife Elise; and son in law John M. Patterson.   

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 PM, June 14, 2019 at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk VA 23435. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Jeans request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in her memory to her daughters’ scholarship fund: the Connie Patterson Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund c/o Renee R. Felts, Paul D. Camp Community College, 100 N. College Drive, Franklin VA 23851. Condolences may be registered at

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Baker-Foster Funeral Home
5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States

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Baker-Foster Funeral Home
5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States


Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. We are so very sorry for the loss of a wonderful saint. She's with our Lord and sharing his glory in wholeness and everlasting joy. May she always be close as a memory and felt in the sunshine and wind. Her spirit lives on in those of us who knew her and loved her. God bless you with His mercy and comfort.

Jack & Peggy Lowe

Jean had a rare blend of kindness and determination. She was gracious and knew what she wanted. That's probably the fruit of her Christian character and nursing experience. We will be happy to make a memorial gift to Connie's scholarship fund. What a thoughtful way to pass along a blessing to others. Just like Jean sharing clippings and plants from her garden with us on several occasions.

Douglas Van Niel

She had a way of loving you and knew when you needed it most. Always pointing me to Christ and his love. Every time she looked in my eyes and said “oh honey it will be ok.” Your love and legacy lives on Ms Jean, til we meet again!

Amy Henry

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends. She had the kindest voice and smile and will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Richard Reese and Karan Smith

Mrs. Johnson was a delightful person and a dear friend to a special group at Magnolia Manor. I so much enjoyed my visits with her at Magnolia Manor. I am sorry to learn of her passing . My heartfelt sympathy to all.
Jessica Moore ( former guidance counselor at Windsor High)

Jessica Moore

Tommy, So sorry I couldn't attend the service for Miss Jean. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Ward Butker

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