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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Benjamin Johnson

Benjamin Alvin "Ben" Johnson

Tuesday, July 9th, 1940 - Friday, March 1st, 2019
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On March 1, 2019, Benjamin A. Johnson, Sr. played his last hand. Benjamin was born on July 9, 1940 to John and Florence Perry Johnson in Norfolk, Virginia.

Benjamin was a highly educated man. He received his Bachelor of Science and then went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Special Education in 1984. Afterwards, he received certifications for English, Social Studies, Reading Specialist, and two certificates in Mental and Physically Handicapped Children. Ben, as he was affectionately known, was also certified by the Philadelphia Citywide Development Corporation in Estimating, Contract Administration, and Financial Management. He also received numerous awards and certifications from The Eastern Shore Community College in Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Benjamin loved to learn, but he also loved to teach. In many cases he was given some of the toughest students, but he was tougher and definitely up to the challenge. More times than not, they came around to see things his way.

In 1961 Benjamin met Christeen Rodgers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A few years later they were married and within that union they had three children, Beverly J. Neal, Benjamin A. Johnson, Jr., and Benita C. Johnson. Even though they divorced in 1990, they remained friends.

The year 2002 was good to Ben. First, he married his present wife, Patricia Chalmers Johnson and second, he retired from the Philadelphia School System. Ben and Pat then moved to Accomack County, where he continued to follow his other passions like fishing, his weekly card games, travelling, and going to the Funny Bone every Saturday. In 2017, Ben and Pat joined the congregation of Macedonia AME Church under the leadership of Rev. Andre’ P. Jefferson, Jr.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents; two older sisters, Minnie Williams and Gloria Johnson; and his granddaughter, Crystal Neal.

He leaves to mourn his death his loving and loyal wife, Patricia Johnson; four children, Beverly Neal , Benjamin Johnson, Jr. (Tracy), Benita Johnson (Keith), and Nicole Young; grandchildren, Oliver Neal, III , Christopher Neal, and Benjamin Aaron Johnson; his great grandchildren, Nysir Neal, Malachi Thomas, Janiyah Barbour, and Oliver Neal, IV; siblings, Delois Woodhouse, Melvin Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Barbara Barnes (William), and Rosa Johnson; and a host of nephews, other relatives, friends, and nieces… all of whom he loved to call ugly.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Macedonia A.M.E. Church
    23536 Church Rd.
    ACCOMAC, VA 23301
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  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 10:00am
    Macedonia A.M.E. Church
    23536 Church Rd.
    ACCOMAC, VA 23301
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    In lieu of flowers monetary donations may be made to the family. c/o Patricia Johnson P.O. Box 12 Accomac, VA 23301
    Rev. Milton P. Bunting


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Nancy C

Posted at 08:44am
I am very sorry to read of the passing of Mr. Johnson. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Death is never an easy thing to accept. It was never a part of God's original plan for mankind to die. Rather he intended for us to live forever in perfect health under Paradisiac conditions. Sadly due to the disobedience of one man we all inherited sin and death as recorded at Romans 5:12. Lovingly Our Grand Creator extends to us all the hope of everlasting life once again as found at John 3:16,36. This hope will be made a reality by means of God's Kingdom in which we pray for in the Lord's Prayer. Once more I am sorry for your loss.

Esther/ Derrick Bartels

Posted at 01:06pm
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Then I Heard the voice of the Lord saying whom shall I send and who will go for us and I said Here am I send me.
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