Jean Johnson was granted her heavenly wings on September 23, 2021, at the home of her son Everette Johnson and family. Although a longtime resident of Millsboro, Delaware her later years were spent with family in Gaithersburg, MD.
She was born to loving Christian parents Otis and Effie Batchelor on January 23, 1931. She was the oldest daughter of Otis and Effie and sibling to Karl, Cortez, Maxine, Jane, Nadine, and Milton Batchelor. Although Jean was born in Camden, New Jersey she grew up in West Philadelphia until her parents Otis and Effie Batchelor bought their family home in Pennsauken, New Jersey. In 1956 she met the love of her life Everett Johnson in Philadelphia where they resided until they moved to his hometown of Millsboro, Delaware. Jean was a loving wife and mother who was a homemaker for many years raising her two sons Everett and Elmer. Jean resumed employment upon the passing of her beloved Everett Johnson in 2002. Jean worked for Corning Revere in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for 20 years. She also volunteered for Goodwill Industries.
Jean was always known to her family as a fashionable lady. She liked to travel and she always enjoyed taking many road trips with her husband Everett visiting family and friends. Jean will be fondly remembered by her family for her keen wit and her lively sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed getting together with her sisters Wilma and Maxine in the summers to enjoy their annual sister outing in Atlantic City and the Jersey shores. She was an active member of the Nanticoke Indian Association and she loved participating in the Nanticoke sacred annual pow wows. She was an active and devoted member of the Harmony United Methodist Church, where she served faithfully in many organizations in the church.
Her life touched all those who knew her. Her smile and sharing and caring for others will be remembered by family and friends. Although she was tiny in stature, her presence was always known and she always lovingly spoke her mind.
In addition to her husband of 46 years Everett Johnson, she is also preceded in death by a step daughter Jean Norwood, a brother Karl Batchelor and sister Jane Robinson.
She leaves behind her two sons Everett Johnson, Jr., wife Ivy Johnson and son Elmer Johnson. Jean to mourn grandchildren Shannon, Kiera, and Arianna Johnson, Colby and Kyle Norwood, Stefan Johnson and Tyler Cordrey. Jean will be sorely missed by sister Maxine Lucas, brothers Cortez Batchelor (Octavia) and Milton Batchelor (Sylvenna) and Nadine Hale (Danny). Jean is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call from 12:00 PM 0 1:00 PM for viewing and visitation. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Jean’s memory to Harmony United Methodist Church, PO Box 1435, Millsboro, DE 19966 or Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc. 27073 John J. Williams Hwy, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Electronic condolences via www.watsonfh.com
Harmony United Methodist Church
PO Box 1435, Millsboro DE 19966
NANTICOKE INDIAN ASSOCIATION, INC.
27073 JOHN J. WILLIAMS HWY, MILLSBORO DE 19966