- NNHS Newsletter - Hilda Wright Johnson
Newport News High School Class of 1964
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news this Saturday. Hilda Wright Johnson, Class of 1964, wife of Ed Johnson ('64) of TN, sister of Davis Wright ('61) of VA and Pauline Wright Perry ('67) of TN, and sister-in-law of Tricia Nettles Wright (Hampton HS - '60) and Eddie Perry ('65) of TN, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 68.
Her mother, Hilda Watts Wright, preceded her in death just days ago.
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 05/21/14, 10:51 PM - "Sad news - Again":
Hope this gets through to you okay. You might have already heard about this from Ed Perry, but got word earlier today from mutual friends, that Hilda Wright Johnson passed away this morning. I know she'd had some health problems over the years and just lost her mother earlier this month. My friends are members of First Baptist Church, Ocala, FL, where one of them is the Youth Pastor. Below is what was sent to the church members. I'm sure a formal obituary will follow in the next day or two.
Mrs. Hilda Johnson, wife of our Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Ed Johnson, passed away peacefully but suddenly this morning, May 21, 2014, while in Newport News, Virginia, visiting family.
Mrs. Johnson exuded grace, class, and had a boundless love for our Lord and for people. We rejoice that she is now free from her physical limitations and struggles, but will markedly miss her sweet presence and encouraging smile.
We ask for prayers for Dr. Johnson, their son, Walter, daughter-in-law, Margie, and for their grandchildren: Sara, Zachary, and Sam.
Funeral services are scheduled for May 27th, 11:00AM at FBC. Visitation is 10:00AM.
Thanks for everything you do to keep all of us NNHS alumni informed. You are the best!
Oh, Sandi, I am completely shocked to hear this! Thank you so much for letting me know.
From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 05/22/14, 9:34 PM; 05/23/14, 3:58 PM - " Hilda Ann Wright Johnson":
Thank you again, Eddie.
From the Daily Press - 05/24/14:
Hilda Wright Johnson
OCALA, FL -
Hilda Wright Johnson, 68, of Ocala, FL, passed away on Wednesday, May 21,
2014 in her mother's home in Newport News, VA.
survived by her husband Ed, brother Davis B. Wright and his wife Patricia,
sister Pauline Perry and her husband Ed; by her son Walter Johnson and his
wife Margie; grandchildren, Sara, Zachary, and Samuel.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Hilda's family and friends at this difficult time.
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
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