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Jean Goodrich Johnson

Jean Goodrich Johnson, of Waverly, died July 13, 2020, at her son’s home in Mechanicsville, Va. She was a lifelong resident of Surry County, Va., a member of the Carsley United Methodist Church, and an accountant retired from Waverly Farm Credit.  She was predeceased by her husband, Shirley James Johnson, Sr., and was the daughter of the late Benjamin Taylor Goodrich, Jr., and Pearl Westbrook Goodrich. She is survived by her son, Shirley James Johnson, Jr., and his wife, Donna; treasured grandsons, Taylor Johnson (Lauren) and Emory Johnson and their mother, Gloria Johnson; granddaughters Megan Wyman (Justin) and Brittany Sprouse (Philip); great-grandchildren Kaleb Sprouse, Kaley Sprouse, Harrison Wyman, and Hannah Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside funeral services will be conducted at the Waverly Cemetery with Rev. Steve Snodgrass and Rev. Ray Rowland officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carsley United Methodist Church, 2943 Huntington Road, Spring Grove, Va.  23881 or your choice of charities. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at RWBakerFH.com.

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I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Johnsons passing. She purchased Mary Kay from me for many years. I always enjoyed our talks when I would go to deliver it. She was such a sweet lady. I thought the world of her and had been wondering how she was doing. I knew she wasnt at home or I would have heard from her. She was definitely a strong lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Tanya West May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family. Jean was a very sweet person.

Larry & Penny Hite May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed spending time with Aunt Jean. She was a beautiful lady inside and out who loved her family so much. We will miss you . We love you. Sandra Leigh

Sandra Fields May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Jean Johnson was such a beautiful, kind Christian woman When I shared the news with my family, they all mentioned how good she was to my motheri, Ruth Warthan when she was ill. I was telling Jimmy, it was a joy it was to see her, her sweet elegance made me feel like I had just been in the presence of the Queen Mother. A sad loss to the community, and my most sincere condolences.

Donna Warthan May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family. She was a very sweet person. We enjoyed the conversations we had with them both. She will be missed. Thomas and Gayle Boothe

Thomas and Gayle Boothe May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Aunt Jean was a sweet elegant lady. She will always be in our hearts. We will miss her. Love you. Eugene and Debbie

Eugene Gwaltney May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Jimmy and family, Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will be thinking of you and the family during this difficult time. Take care. Debbie Inge, Colonial Farm Credit retiree

Debbie Inge May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My heart is broken for one of the sweetest loving person I know. I will miss all the special times we had together and how she always said you are our name sake. She was there when my own Mom passed away and I will never forget her! Prayers and love to Jimmy, Donna, and families. Love Shirley Jean

Shirley Jean Chappell Warren May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I was privileged to work for Jean when she was the Chief Financial Officer and VP Administration at Waverly Farm Credit. Quite simply, she was an extraordinary role model - intelligent, innovative, and totally professional with a strong sense of right and wrong. Waverly Farm Credit had a very good reputation and Jean was the heart of our association. She was well regarded within our district and highly respected by our Federal regulators. She was generous about sharing her vast knowledge. I do not exaggerate when I say it was a great loss to the Farm Credit System when she retired. As neighbors, my husband and I always enjoyed our visits with Jean and Shirley. I will miss this beautiful, classy lady.

Terri Branch May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing and wishing you and your family comfort in the many wonderful memories of times with her. I have fond memories of stories from my parents and their travels with your mom and dad when you and I were little kids. What a special lady who knew how to make others feel special too.

Faye Rollings-Carter May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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