Vanessa Lorraine Johnson
September 12, 1961 - September 27, 2019

Vanessa Lorraine Nichols Johnson was born Tuesday, Sept.12, 1961 and was transitioned from life to eternity, Sept. 27, 2019.

She was born at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, NC to Arnold and Gladys Adkins Nichols, who proceeded her in death. She was also proceeded by her sisters:  Wilma Schultze, Dorothy Beck, Trudy Barnes, Charlene Lane and Annelle Davis.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory three sons: Jason Nichols (Victoria Baughman) of Southport, NC; Samuel Johnson of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC and Bryan Johnson of Garland, NC. She also leaves two grandchildren; Cooper and Cheyanne Nichols of Southport, NC. She leaves two sisters; Shelby (John) Dorfer of Fuquay-Varina, NC and Regina Nichols of Southport, NC along with Andy Johnson of Garland, NC. She leaves a large host of family of friends.

Vanessa was many things to many different people. She lived a full life and met many of her goals when it was time to depart. The memories we hold dear will be with each of us forever.

In recent years she has been an employee of Walmart, Southport, NC and DT Painting of Bald Head Island, NC.  Rick and Debbie Thomas were not only employers, but very special friends along with Judy May of Angier, NC.

A memorial service will be held at Liberty Tabernacle, 380 Gray Bridge Rd, Shallotte, NC – Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Services will be officiated by her pastor – Pastor Deborah Blythe of Liberty Tabernacle.


  • Kay Johnson Strickland Posted September 30, 2019 6:46 pm

    There are not enough words to say how Vanessa shared her life with so many friends & families. I am so sorry she left us so soon. I pray her sons will find peace in knowing she gave her heart to God & has joined her loved ones in heaven. God bless her boys, her grandchildren, her sisters, and many other relatives & friends. We will miss you!!

  • Jeanne Harrison Posted October 2, 2019 12:29 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss of such a sweet lady. She such a nice person and was fun to work with at Walmart.

  • Joyce Johnson Posted October 7, 2019 12:52 pm

    There’s not enough words to express my feelings for Vanessa. There was always a smile and a grunt. We have laughed a lot. I just liked being around her.she will surely be missed by a lot of people. Her family will always be in my prayers ?❤️

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