Verna Davis Johnson
August 3, 1925 - May 18, 2022

Verna Mae (Davis) Johnson, 96, of Jacksonville, NC, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2022 after a short illness. She was born on August 3, 1925 in Andalusia, AL to the late Nicodemus Davis and Ola (Springler) Davis. She was the widow of Isiah Johnson, whom she married on February 27, 1962 in El Paso, TX. She spent her career in child care, most known at Fort Monmouth’s Child Care and was a member of First Baptist Church in Long Branch, NJ and Malakoff, TX where she sang in the choir; her ministry in life was to make the lives better of those around her. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing, crabbing, traveling and cooking, she was known for her peach cobbler.

She is survived by her loving son, Earnest L. Carroll (Ingeborg) of Jacksonville; sister, Ethel “Aunt Sammie” Wheatly of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Keisha R. Carroll, Verna M.Z. Carroll, Nicole Wilson, Sabina Valtz, Rial Valtz and Francelia Graves; great-grandchildren, Malechi Isiah Wright and Reign Adelle Gaines; nieces and nephews who loved her very much, Princola Burges, Larry Wheatly, Roseanna Wheatly, Ava Wheatly, Tootie Wheatly and Pam Wheatly; special friends, Ernestine Mullins, Suntok “Kim” Diggs, Mary Diggs, Michelle Johnson and Melinda Myers; and by many other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Long and Mildred Davis; brother, Robert Davis; and her nephew, Robert Davis, Jr.

A memorial service will be held on August 3, 2022 at 11:00 o’clock in the morning at First Baptist Church of Long Branch, 499 Bath Ave, Long Branch, NJ with Reverend Dr. Robert E. Prescott. The service will also be live streamed on the church’s Facebook page.

To know Verna is to know the love she shared with everyone she came in contact with, her smile and her wisdom. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.

A Tribute to My Mother

Your gentle face and patient smile

With sadness I recall

You had a kindly word for each

And died beloved by all.

The voice is mute and stilled the heart

that loved us well and true.

Ah, bitter was the trial to part

From one so good to you.

You are not a forgotten love one

Nor will you ever be.

As long as life and memory last

I will remember thee.

I miss you now, my heart is sore.

As time goes by, I’ll miss you more.

Your loving smile, your gentle face.

In my heart, No one can fill this vacant place.

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